Drew Ryan Scott

Drew Ryan Scott
Drew Ryan Scott

Promotional still from Lisa Murray's Top Liner documentary film.
Background information
Genres pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, record producer

Drew Ryan Scott is an American singer, songwriter, producer and vocal producer. He is also a member of American boyband Varsity Fanclub (Originally signed to Capitol Records) and acts as the group's main songwriter.


Early life

Scott was born in Lafayette, Louisiana,[1] the son of an Elvis impersonator[2] and is of 1/4th Japanese decent. Drew has stated that he started singing when he was about five years old after hearing Michael Jackson's "Ben". Scott says he would "sing for neighbors and friends" and progressively kept singing.[2] Scott attended High School at performing arts high school, Las Vegas Academy where he was a member of the schools pop choir. While there Drew formed a music group with two friends, who went on to become winners of MTV's reality show Say What? Karaoke,[3] a reality-TV show where ordinary people would sing well known songs in front of a crowd and would be judged on how they did by well known celebrities.


One of Scott's first steps towards a professional music career took place after he took part in a series of auditions held by production company Stonehall Entertainment and "survived a voting process much tougher than televised bootcamps American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance."[4] The production company sought "five triple threats" Vocalists, dancers and actors, "groomed to dazzle in the studio, onstage, and in every TV or film endeavor."[4] From 2006 through present day, Drew has been a member of Varsity Fanclub.

Songwriting & Producing

Scott made his first big step in his songwriting career after writing numerous songs for his band Varsity Fanclub and has stated he was soon was able to eventually write for others. Drew had had his first major song placement on Former Bad Boy recording artist Donnie Klang's first studio album "Just a rolling stone" released late 2008 with a track titled "Pick it up" which he Co-wrote[5] Since, Scott has written numerous songs for many popular music acts and has been described as "an extremely talented Top line writer".[6]

Scott has written for many popular Korean, American and European artists some of which include: SS501, SHINee, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls Generation (SNSD), Taeyang, Brian Joo, Seo in Guk, Son Dam Bi, SS501, Arashi, Hannah Montana, Selena Gomez, Willow Smith, Jedward, Girlicious, Charice, Jonas Brothers, Blake Lewis, and Joey McIntyre among others.

Scott has stated he receives songwriting inspiration from things that have not been sang about and likes to relate them to love or everyday life situations, self experience and friends.[7]


2008- The Middleman ABC Family Network, Episode 6, aired July 21, 2008[8]

Singles and EPs

  • "Future Love" (with Varsity Fanclub)
  • "I'm Your Guy" (with Varsity Fanclub)


Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 11 -- compilation of popular songs played on Radio Disney, including "Future Love", performed with Varsity Fanclub (released on January 27, 2009).

Shake it up, Break it Down[9] -- compilation of popular songs from the popular Disney channel show Shake It Up, including "We right here", a song Co-written by Drew, performed with Varsity Fanclub (Credited as Drew Ryan Scott)

Voice Credits

  • Singing voice for Sterling Knight in the Disney Channel original Movie StarStruck and sang all songs except for the title track where his voice was blended with Sterling's.[2]
  • Background vocals and Lead Demos for Glee and can be heard on Glee's rendition of "Somebody to Love" as well as many other songs for the show. [1] [2] [3]
  • Glenn Martin DDS Episode: "Deck the Malls" Singing voice of "Boy Blitz" boyband[10]

Credited for providing background vocals for:

  • Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 4
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 5
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 6
  • Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show

Selected Songwriting/Production Credits

Artist Song Album Label Role Date Charts/Awards
Tae Yang "죄인 (Sinner)" Hot (mini-album) YG Entertainment Co-writer May 22, 2008 #1 album in S. Korea. 2008 Best R&B/Soul Album at the Korean Music Awards
Donnie Klang "Pick It Up" Just a Rolling Stone Bad Boy Records Co-writer September 2, 2008[11] #19 on USA Billboard charts
TVXQ "넌 나의 노래 (You're My Melody)" Mirotic SM Entertainment Co-writer September 24, 2008[12] #1 Selling album of 2008 in S. Korea. Album of the year 2008 MKMF Korean Music Festival. #1 in Taiwan.
TVXQ "Superstar" single SM Entertainment Co-writer July 20, 2011[10]
  • Certification: Gold (RIAJ)[13]
  • 75,687 units sold on the first day
US5 "Nothing Left To Say" Around the World Triple M/Universal Co-writer November 14, 2008
Shinee "아.미.고 (Amigo) " Amigo (Repackage Album) SM Entertainment Co-writer October 31, 2008
Super Junior "니가 좋은 이유 (Why I like you)" Sorry, Sorry SM Entertainment Co-writer March 13, 2009 2009's best-selling Korean-language album in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and the Philippines. Sorry, Sorry won a Disk Daesang (Album of the Year) at the 2009 Golden Disk Awards.
Tynisha Keli "Shatter'd" The Chronicles of Tk Warner Japan Co-writer April 21, 2009 (iTunes USA), April 22, 2009 (Japan) "Shatter'd" reached #4 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100 Charts.
Super Junior "니가 좋은 이유 (Why I like you)" "그녀는 위험해 (She Wants It)"" Sorry, Sorry Version C SM Entertainment Co-writer May 14, 2009 2009's best-selling Korean-language album in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and the Philippines. Sorry, Sorry won a Disk Daesang (Album of the Year) at the 2009 Golden Disk Awards.
Lollipop (Taiwanese group) "One Way" "I Am Legend" Gold Typhoon/EMI Music Co-writer June 23, 2009
Basim “Jeg Vil Være Din” Befri Dig Selv” Universal Co-writer Album reached #21 on the Danish Charts
SS501 "Love Like This" (네게로) ***SINGLE***, "Wasteland", Rebirth Mnet Media Co-writer October 22, 2009 "Love Like This #1 song in S. Korea (2 weeks) #1 Thailand (4 weeks)
Kelli Crossley "Hostage" ***Single*** Hostage (EP) Nervous Records Co-writer November 17, 2009
Chung Lim "Face" Chung Lim Mini Album Vol. 2 - Show up Mirrorball Music Co-writer April 16, 2010
Charice "Crescent Moon" "Pyramid", "Are we over" s/t REPRISE / WEA Vocal Production / Composer[14] 05/11/2010 Album debuted at the number-eight spot on the Billboard 200 chart (issue of May 29, 2010), with sales of 43,000 copies in the United States.[15] "Pyramid" peaked at #1 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs[15]
Son Dam Bi "Super Duper" The Queen Pledis Entertainment Co-writer July 8, 2010
SHINee "악 (Shout Out)" Lucifer SM Entertainment Co-writer July 21, 2010 #1 album in S. Korea. "Obsession" was the theme song of Hollywood produced movie, The Warrior's Way.
Varsity Fanclub "I'm Your Guy" "Guitar" I'm Your Guy Monopol Records Co-writer September 10, 2010
Jessie Chiang "Na Bu Shi Ai (That Is Not Love)" Love Habit AVEX (TW) Co-writer September 19, 2010
SHINee "악 (Shout Out)" "욕(慾) (Obsession)" Hello EMI Music Japan, SM Entertainment Co-writer October 1, 2010 #1 Album in S. Korea (1 week) "Obsession" was the theme song of Hollywood produced movie, The Warrior's Way.
The Overtones "Good Ol' Fashioned Love" Good Ol' Fashioned Love Warner Brothers Co-writer November 1, 2010 #4 Album on the UK Charts
Avenue 52 "Homeless" Homeless - Single 52 Records Co-writer November 23, 2010 Music Video featured on the front of VEVO.com
Rainbow "So Cool" 2nd Mini Album Dsp Media Co-writer April 13, 2011
Heo Young Saeng "OUT THE CLUB (ft.Tae wan)" "Yes I Will" Let It Go Loen Entertainment Co-writer May 16, 2011 #1 Album S. Korea
Kim Hyun Joong "Please" (SINGLE) "Kiss Kiss" (SINGLE) "Yes I Will" Breakdown Keyeast, Warner (Taiwan) Co-writer June 9, 2011 #1 in Japan (Foreign album Charts), S. Korea, Taiwan, Philippines
Willow Smith "21st Century GIrl" Single ROC Nation Co-writer February 28, 2011
Arashi "Mada Ue Wo" Boku no Miteiru Fūkei J Storm Co-writer August 4, 2010 Album debuted at #1 on the Oricon weekly album chart, selling around 731,000 copies. On October 12, 2010, the album became the first album of the year to sell over a million copies in Japan. According to Oricon, Boku no Miteiru Fūkei is the best-selling album of 2010 in Japan.
Girlicious "Maniac" "What My Mama don't know" "Sorry Mama" Rebuilt Universal Music Canada Co-writer November 22, 2010 #74 on the Canadian Hot 100.[16] #11 on Serbian top 50 singles chart listed for eleven weeks[17]
Hannah Montana "Gonna Get This Ft. Iyaz"[18] Hannah Montana Forever Walt Disney Co-writer October 5, 2010 #1 billboard top soundtracks #17 billboard Top Digital Albums #11 Billboard 200[18] "Gonna Get this" debuted at #36 on the US Hot Digital Songs chart for the week ending November 6, 2010, which led to a debut at no. 66 on Billboard's US Hot 100.[15] #1 on the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown for 3 weeks.
Jedward "Hold The World" "Go Getter" "Everyday Superstar" Victory Universal Music Co-writer August 5, 2010 Album debuted at #1 on Irish Albums Charts
Ian Thomas "Kiss Kiss" More Than A Game ARS Entertainment / Universal Belgium Co-writer June 24, 2011 #6 Album on the Belgium Charts
Big Time Rush "All Over Again" Elevate Columbia Records Co-writer November 21, 2011

  • Has been credited as co-writing featured music on Disney Channel Series Shake It Up pilot episode "Start It Up".


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  2. ^ a b c "Charice Fan Talk". http://www.blogtalkradio.com/charicemania/2010/07/03/interview-drew-ryan-scott. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "VFC_Chat". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al-FP-LGJsM&feature=related. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Varsity Fanclub Bio". http://varsityfanclub.com/bio.html. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Shake it up: Break It Down". http://shakeitup.wikia.com/wiki/Shake_It_Up:_Break_It_Down. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Drew Ryan Scott Singing Voice of "Boy Blitz" Boyband". http://www.drewryanscott.net/glenn-martin-dds-show-features-drew-ryan-scotts-voice-in-boy-blitz-band/. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
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