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MNEK's biggest singles he's worked on for other artists
09 November 2017 | By Rob Copsey

The singer/songwriter/producer has had a hand in some seriously huge hits over the past six years.

Since landing his big break breakthrough as a co-producer with Xenomania on The Saturday's 2011 single All Fired Up, MNEK's mark can now be found all over pop music.

The list of acts the singer/songwriter/producer has worked with is now seriously impressive. Beyonce. Madonna. Stormzy. Kylie Minogue. Little Mix. Diplo. And that's just a few of them.

He's also had plenty of success as a headliner, making his Official Chart debut in 2014 featuring on Gorgon City's Ready For Your Love (which he co-wrote), his Zara Larsson collab Never Forget You and this year, teaming up with Stormzy on Blinded By You Grace Pt 2.

To celebrate his 23rd birthday today (Happy Birthday MNEK! 🎉), we've delved into the numbers to reveal which are the biggest tracks he's worked on for other artists. Handily, he's put all his work to date into a Spotify playlist.

MNEK's had a hand in three Number 1s on the Official Singles Chart. Little Mix's Wings, where he's credited as a programmer, was the first in 2012, but his first chart-topper as a co-writer was on Duke Dumont's breakthrough hit Need U (100%).

The song spent two weeks at Number 1 in January 2013, finishing just ahead of Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead in its second week, which re-entered the Official Chart after the death of Margaret Thatcher. To date, Need U has shifted 532,000 across downloads and streaming equivalent sales and is the sixth biggest song he's worked on.

Speaking of Little Mix, MNEK produced their recent single Touch from their Glory Days album, which finishes second on the list with 998,000 combined sales, just ahead of Oliver Heldens's 2014 chart-topper Gecko (Overdrive) ft. Becky Hill on 869,000.

Further down, Beyonce's Hold Up, which counts MNEK as one of the song's many collaborators, places 12th on this list with 245,000 combined sales - though it's worth noting the track isn't available on most streaming services. Meanwhile, Madonna's Living For Love, of which he joined in on its writing sessions, is just outside in 16th.

Finally, MNEK's most successful track he's worked on for someone else is Jax Jones's You Don't Know Me ft. Raye. He's one of several co-writers on the track, which spent eight weeks in the Top 10 earlier this year, peaking at Number 3. To date, it's notched up a whopping 1.04 million combined sales.

See the full Top 15 chart of the biggest singles MNEK has worked on for other artists below:

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3 2016 1,040,000
2 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4 2016 998,000
3 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS FT BECKY HILL 1 2014 869,000
4 WINGS LITTLE MIX 1 2012
5 SAY SOMETHING KAREN HARDING 7 2015
6 NEED U (100%) DUKE DUMONT FT AME 1 2013 532,000
7 FINAL SONG MO 14 2016
8 AIN'T MY FAULT ZARA LARSSON 13 2016
9 FALSE ALARM MATOMA & BECKY HILL 28 2016
10 JAX JONES FT DEMI LOVATO INSTRUCTION 13 2017
11 ALL FIRED UP SATURDAYS 3 2011
12 HOLD UP BEYONCE 11 2016 245,000
13 HERE FOR YOU GORGON CITY FT LAURA WELSH 7 2014
14 HOME RUN MISHA B 11 2012
15 REVIVE (SAY SOMETHING) LUVBUG 17 2015
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Wow touch almost a millionaire that will be their second gwon little mix
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they shouldn't mix songs we're he's just been a programmer (wings)
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QUOTE(777666jason @ Nov 9 2017, 02:26 PM) *
Wow touch almost a millionaire that will be their second gwon little mix


It will be their 3rd (Black Magic & SOTME are already there).

2nd from this era though
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Wow didn't realise SOTME already was I miss the singles part of vidcappers thread
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amazing chart units for You Don't Know Me and Gecko! heart.gif
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QUOTE(777666jason @ Nov 9 2017, 03:26 PM) *
Wow didn't realise SOTME already was I miss the singles part of vidcappers thread



http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=161241

Updated weekly, with more specific data than Vid had.
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any idea of how many copies AFU has sold? is it nearing gold?
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QUOTE(miichaelking21 @ Nov 10 2017, 12:37 AM) *
any idea of how many copies AFU has sold? is it nearing gold?

It's on 273k according to The Sats forum.
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