Lady V

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Father Abraham (feat. Lady V)

Victoria Horn, aka *Lady V, is a contemporary Grammy Award-winning writer who is active in London and Los Angeles. She has contributed numerous hit songs in many genres. Victoria Horn began studying the piano at age three and later learned the guitar. At an early age she showed promise in the areas of both fashion design and music (winning a young designer award at age 16.) She is also an accomplished show jumper with a long familial tradition in the sport. She is often referred to by her writer/feature artist name "Lady V." By the age of 17, Horn had some musical experience behind her including live performances. During this year she became a latter-day member of 1970s pop group The New Seekers under the name Vikki James. Not long after this she recorded for other artists on a number of dance songs. Her first major songwriting release, a song from 2001 called "Days Go By" performed by Dirty Vegas, peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Play following its implementation in an advertisement for the Mitsubishi Eclipse. "Days Go By" continued to garner heavy radio play throughout 2002 and win a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording as well as an ASCAP Pop Music Award for its author. In 2003, a song she cowrote for Enrique Iglesius (and featured Kelis) entitled "Not in Love" won the Billboard Latin Dance song of the year and enjoyed top ten placement in many sales charts around the world. In 2008, Lady V cowrote the song "This is Us" which appeared on the Keyshia Cole album "A Different Me." The album went on to sell 1 million copies. As well, during this year, Horn collaborated with songwriters David "DQ" Quiñones, Erika Nuri, Rodney Jerkins, and Evan Bogart to found The Writing Camp. The Writing Camp wrote Brandy's debut single "Right Here (Departed)" off her 2008 album Human. The song was picked as the album's leading single and Brandy's first release with Epic Records, following her split with Atlantic Records in 2005. Fellow cowriter Rodney Jerkins said about Ms. Horn, "'I've had the pleasure of writing with Victoria Horn on a lot of great music. Her great sense of melody and new fresh approach to concepts and lyrics is what I love about her writing. She is definitely one of my new favorite songwriters to work with." In 2009, Demi Lovato's "Here We Go Again" album, on which Ms. Horn wrote the song "Got Dynamite," released straight to no. 1 on the Billboard chart. In late 2012, Victoria began working more in the genre of Electronic Dance Music. Her vocals are featured on many DJ records and she has begun writing for artists like David Guetta, Markus Schulz, Armin van Buuren, Above and Beyond, and Chicane. Ms. Horn is also active within the songwriting community. She runs a private professional songwriters and producers rights group called the Songwriter Awareness Collective that represents 800 musicians and works closely with BASCA PRS and ASCAP. She maintains a Facebook group that provides songwriters with a forum to discuss issues relevant to their field. Aside from EDM and her artist writes, Lady V is now focusing on writing with just a few key songwriters such as Los from the Jackieboyz, EDM artist and songwriter Christian Burns and Rhys Fulber - delerium whom she shares a cinematic electronic project with. Victoria Horn is credited as a writer or cowriter of the following songs.