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MoZella (Maureen Anne McDonald), born in Detroit, Michigan is an American multi-platinum selling songwriter and recording artist. Along with her own artist success, MoZella co-wrote the Miley Cyrus #1 song “Wrecking Ball.” Some of Mozella’s other notable co-writes include One Direction’s top 10 “Perfect” from their latest album Made In The AM, “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth, Ellie Goulding’s “Don’t Panic,” “Holding on for Life,” and “We Can’t Move to This” from Ellie’s new album Delirium (co-written with Ellie and Greg Kurstin [Adele, Sia]), “Speechless” from Rachel Platten’s Columbia released Wildfire, “Bright” by Echosmith, “Feels Like Vegas” by Tinashe, and “Take You High” by Kelly Clarkson. Notably, Madonna and MoZella co-wrote 11 of the 19 tracks on Madonna’s acclaimed release Rebel Heart, including the single “Living For Love” with Diplo, Ariel Rechtshaid and Toby Gad. Crossing genres into film, television and theatre, MoZella and Stargate penned “Dancing in the Dark” by Rihanna for the DreamWorks animated movie HOME. Additionally, she co-wrote “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” with Goonrock and Fergie for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. MoZella then expanded her musical work to the stage, creating “A Beautiful Surprise” with David Foster for Baz Luhrmann’s musical theatre adaption of his cult classic film Strictly Ballroom. Some of MoZella’s recent TV sync successes include “Love Is Endless” in the 2015 McDonalds “Archenemies” campaign and “Can’t Get Enough” in the 2015 Chase Bank spots. Other brands such as Chrysler, Verizon, Microsoft, Jeep, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, JC Penney, Aqua Fresh and more have enlisted MoZella’s music with much success. MoZella has released three full-length albums, I Will (Warner/Maverick, 2006), Belle Isle (Universal/Motown, 2009) and The Brian Holland Sessions on Belle Isle Records (2012), as well as three EPs, MoZella (Warner/Maverick, 2005), The Straits EP (Universal/Motown, 2009) and The Love EP (Universal/Motown, 2010).

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