Score First Billboard #1 With 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-Titled Debut Album
July 31, 2014 – Songwriter, producer and musician John Feldmann has scored his first #1 Billboard Top 200 chart debut. Feldmann, who is signed to Red Bull Music Publishing, co-wrote six songs and produced/mixed eleven songs on 5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled Capitol Records debut, which topped the chart this week with 259,000 copies sold. 5 Seconds of Summer has had more than 11 #1 chart debuts internationally, and more than 23 Top 10 debuts, including a #2 entry in the UK.
In their review of the album Alternative Press lauded the collaboration, saying “point a great deal of praise to John Feldmann, the perfect producer for a band like this,” and Billboard declared that Feldmann-produced track “Everything I Didn’t Say” “glows with meticulous pop production.”
Initially rising to prominence as lead singer/guitarist for influential rock band Goldfinger, over the last decade Feldmann has become known for his work on the other side of the sound board. He has produced and co-written albums accounting for sales of over 34 million albums worldwide, 5 million alone from 2011-2014, and worked with musicians as varied as The Used, All Time Low, Hilary Duff, Black Veil Brides, Good Charlotte and Panic! At The Disco. Red Bull Records artists Beartooth, Heaven’s Basement, Blitz Kids and Itch have also spent time in his Southern California studio.
Red Bull Music Publishing is also home to multi-platinum-selling Red Bull Records artist Aaron Bruno (AWOLNATION,) as well as Mark Maxwell, who has co-written with Afrojack and 3OH!3 as well as acclaimed violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling, whose album Shattered debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200.