Bonnie McKee began her musical pursuits an at early age. First Inspired by the theme songs she heard on TV. “I was fascinated by the idea that sound could evoke a physical and emotional response in the body” she says, adding “Then I discovered MTV… When I say ‘I was raised by a television’, I’m not exaggerating. I became obsessed with pop music, pop culture, and the visuals accompanying it.”
As a child, Bonnie received meticulous classical training in both piano and choir, and began writing original pop songs at 12 years old.
By 16, a young vivacious Bonnie left Seattle for LA on her own, where she signed a sizable deal with Warner Reprise Music, releasing one album. After being dropped from the label, she began singing demos and writing jingles to pay rent, and It was not long until her writing skills landed her a publishing deal with Pulse and Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs.
Developing her distinct style of splashy lyrics, McKee was named “best kept secret weapon” by Rolling Stone. Her songs have received 6 Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year with Katy Perry’s “Roar”. She stands out as one of the industry’s most in-demand songwriters with a discography including songs for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha, Taio Cruz, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Lambert to name a few. To date, she’s written ten number one hits with sales exceeding 40 million.
In 2013, Bonnie signed to Epic records and released her own single, “American Girl”, which gained over 25 million YouTube views, took her on a tour of America and landed her a spot on the Billboard top 100 chart.
Tired of the major label politics, McKee opted to release her next body of work independently. The 4 song EP, “Bombastic” charted at number 12 on the iTunes chart the first week. The colorful videos accompanying each song have garnered several million more YouTube views for the singer, as well as 12 major synchs, including the Womens World Cup, two blockbuster movie trailers, and a highly coveted spot on the hit HBO series “Girls”.
Bonnie continues to write for the brightest stars in the industry while simultaneously building her brand as an artist and releasing music and videos in her instantly recognizable throwback aesthetic. With plans to start her own label, she is fiercely ambitious and a force to be reckoned with.