Wayne Hector
Wayne Hector
Full name

Wayne Hector


London, England




Universal Music Group
Warner/Chappell Music

Wayne Hector is an English songwriter. Born in 1979, he is one of the most successful songwriters in the world. Wayne has collaborated with many world-renowned artists such as Britney Spears, One Direction, Pussycat Dolls, Westlife, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole, The Wanted, and Enrique Iglesias. Some of his most well known songs which he has co-written include "Something New" by Girls Aloud; Nicki Minaj's "Starships" which he co-wrote with Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, and RedOne;"Flying Without Wings" by Westlife, and "Circus" by Britney Spears. 


His first ever hit was Peter Andre's "Flava" which he co-wrote with Steve Mac . He is currently signed to Warner/Chappell Music and holds multiple awards including a BRIT from 2010 for the JLS song "Beat Again". He has written/co-written around 32 international number 1 singles, 25 international multi-platinum albums and much more. He believes the secret to writing a hit song is "trying to find something that means a lot to the most people".

When he was five, he heard the song “Annie’s Song” by John Denver and that's what inspired him to pursue a career in music. Other songwriters such as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Baby Face, Rogers & Hammerstein also iunfluence him and his music[1]. Some of his favorite albums include Songs In the Key of Life, Appetite for Destruction, Back To Black and his favourite song that he's written is "Flying Without Wings"[2]. He made the move from performing to songwriting and his first ever song was written with Steve Mac and was called "Forever" which he'd actually written when he was 16. Wayne and Steve have worked together ever since.


One Direction

Up All Night

Take Me Home

Midnight Memories

Made in the A.M.


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