BRUCE’S CO-WRITE WITH MATS YMELL: “WE WANNA FUNK, WE NEED A FUNK”, IS FEATURED ON ARASHI’S LIVE CONCERT DVD & SELLS MORE THAN 580.000 COPIES IN FIRST WEEK!!!
ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL ALBUM SALES OF “POPCORN”, THIS BRINGS TOTAL SALES TO DATE TO 1.5 MILLION!!!
Check out MONICA JEFFRIES‘ brand new album: “BACK TO EDEN” (Release date: 2-2-’13)
Bruce is honoured to have written the lyrics for the 9 songs on this new CD, featuring avant-garde German ‘pop-synth’ sensation, MONICA JEFFRIES!
Music & Pre-production: Monica Jeffries
Lyrics: Bruce R. F. Smith
Mix & Co-production: Daniele Piccin & Denis Narduli (FinalBase)
Bruce has 2 co-writes on the new album by VOICE OF HOLLAND star, PEARL JOSEFZOON!!! The CD is entitled: “THE TIME IS NOW”. (Release date: 8-2-’13)
11.11.’12. ***NUMER ONE IN THE WORLD CHARTS!!!!***
Just received news that my co-write with Mats Ymell: “WE WANNA FUNK, WE NEED TO FUNK”, featured on ARASHI’s album, “POPCORN”, is NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD, after selling more than 750.000 copies in the first week since its release!!!! Congratulations to all involved!!!
Japanese mega boy group, “ARASHI”, release their brand new album, “POPCORN”, and soar straight to NUMBER ONE position in the charts!
The album sold more than 700.000 copies five days after its release!!!!!
It features Bruce R. F. Smith’s co-write with Mats Ymell: the controversial, risqué solo sung by JUN MATSUMOTO:”WE WANNA FUNK, WE NEED A FUNK”.
February, 2012: –
Pleased to announce that my co-write with Mats Ymell, “RUN FOR YOU”, is featured on mega boy group KAT-TUN’s new album, CHAIN. The album is currently number 1 in Japan and has exceeded 100k in sales!
CHAIN has sold 110,055 copies in its first week, making it KAT-TUN’s 6th consecutive album to take 1st place on the Oricon charts. They are the first male group in 24 years and 10 months to break this record.
“RUN FOR YOU” was also the number 1 single and featured in the TV commercial for Suzuki’s ‘Solio’ cars.
BRUCE R. F. SMITH IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS CO-WRITE, “UNDERCOVER LOVER”, HAS BEEN SELECTED FROM 491 ENTRIES TO TAKE PART IN THE NATIONAL SONG FESTIVAL, WHICH WILL BE BROADCAST ON NATIONAL TV ON THE 26TH. OF FEBRUARY. THE SONG WILL BE PERFORMED BY TIM DOUWSMA. BRUCE’S CO-AUTHOR IS THE VERY TALENTED MICHEL VAN DER ZANDEN.
August 3, 2011. Bruce R. F. Smith (aka GOOD COP) has yet another #1 hit in Japan, performed by mega boy group, KAT-TUN!!. The song, “RUN FOR YOU”, co-written with Mats Ymell (aka SWE-LO) sold more than 152.000 copies in the first week & featured in an advertising campaign for SUZUKI SOLIO!
Bruce has co-written the official song, “SHOW THE WORLD TONIGHT”, for Stockholm Pride 2011, together with Peter Hägerås, Jakob Stadell & Mats Frisell.(Popsongs Publishing, Sweden). It is performed by “STRAIGHT UP” and is now available on i-Tunes!
Also on the official single is another song, “LEATHER & LACE”, co-written by Bruce with MISS BRANDI RUSSELL (U.S.A.) & Peter Hägerås. Available now on I-Tunes! This features on the upcoming album of MISS BRANDI RUSSELL. (Popsongs Publishing, Sweden)
Bruce has no less than 10 new co-writes on the debut album, “OUT OF THE BLUE”, by new pop/rock group: MOON RUSH.
MOON RUSH is fronted by lead vocalist, Ralph van Manen, and is made up of some of the finest musicians in Europe today.