Cathy Dennis

A former dance diva with slick, soulful vocals, Cathy Dennis enjoyed a handful of pop hits during the early ’90s before transforming herself into one of the U.K.’s most successful songwriters. Born in Norwich, U.K., Dennis started publicly performing at the age of 13 with her father’s big band. Several years later, the burgeoning musician was singing with a cover band when she was spotted by legendary Producer and Manager Simon Fuller.

After writing and performing her own material throughout most of the 1990s, Cathy Dennis chose to focus solely on songwriting and soon after wrote hits for The Spice Girls and S Club 7. But her big breakthrough came when she wrote one of the biggest songs of the 2000s: Kylie Minogue’s worldwide #1 hit Can’t Get You Out of My Head. Showing no signs of slowing down, she would go on to write Britney SpearsToxic and Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl to close out a tremendously successful decade.

Already widely considered one of the most influential pop writers of the last 20 years, Cathy signed with Imagem Music in 2013 in hopes of expanding her catalogue. She is nominated for a grammy in 2016 for her writing on the Galantis hit Runaway (U&I), and a win would be one more accolade in a career that has produced hits in three different decades and multiple genres.