Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with whYJay – one of the UK’s most in-demand and prolific songwriters and producers. whYJay is a prominent figure in UK hip-hop and has worked with some of the country’s biggest names, including Arrdee, Central Cee, and Tion Wayne. He is also a close collaborator of Aitch, and produced his mixtape AitcH20, which charted at Number Three, and his debut album Close To Home, which peaked at Number Two and included the single ‘My G’ featuring Ed Sheeran, which has more than 50 million streams.
Alongside his production and writing partner LiTek, whYJay is also part of the artist project WHYTEK, which is signed to Capitol Records. They’ll be releasing singles later this year which will feature a number of high-profile artists.
Within the last few years, whYJay has landed numerous Top 10 singles and has amassed billions of streams on tracks such as ‘Doja’ by Central Cee, ‘Taste’ by Aitch, ‘Flowers’ by Arrdee and ‘IFTK’ by Tion Wayne. He’s also starting to work with artists and genres outside of hip-hop and is currently enjoying a Top 40 hit with FLO and Missy Elliot’s ‘Fly Boy’.
He has been supported throughout his career by his team, Michael Adex and Laurence Heywood at NQ.
whYJay said: “I’ve enjoyed a crazy few years and have been lucky enough to create some massive hits in the UK. Now I’m ready to take my career to the next level and start working with international artists and writers. Through speaking to George, Shani (Gonzales) and Amber (Davis), it was clear that the team at Warner Chappell are the ones to help me do this. I can’t wait to get going.”
George Baker, A&R Manager, Warner Chappell Music UK, added: “Over the last few years whYJay has consistently delivered songs that have a made a cultural impact and stormed the charts. We’re looking forward to helping him expand his reach globally and connecting him with world-class writers and artists from around the world.”