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Bonnie Leigh McKee was born on the 20th January 1984, in Vavaville, California USA, and is a singer and songwriter, best known to the world for co-writing hit songs “California Gurls”, “Roar”, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” among others, with singer Katy Perry. Her career started in 2002.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bonnie McKee is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that McKee`s net worth is as high as $30 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from co-writing numerous hit singles, Bonnie has released one full length studio album “Trouble” (2004), which also increased her net worth.

Bonnie McKee Net Worth $30 Million

Bonnie actually grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she took her first steps towards music, with classical piano lessons, and was a part of the Seattle Girls Choir Prime Voci when she was 12, and even recorded two albums with the Choir – “Jackson Berkey Meets The Seattle Girls` Choir” and “Cantate”, both released in 2000. Also, she was on a tour with the choir, which included not just North America but Europe as well. Her mother had a significant influence on Bonnie`s career, by sending a demo CD to Jonathan Poneman, one of the founders of the Sup Pop record label, who was immediately stunned by Bonnie`s talents.

After that, Bonnie`s name started becoming known in the music world, primarily as a songwriter, and soon she was introduced to Colin Filkow, who signed her to Platinum Partners Artist Management in Beverly Hills. He then took her demo tape and sent it to several successful record labels, and in no time Bonnie signed a contract with Warner Bros Records. Two years later her debut and so far only album “Trouble” came out, produced by Bob Power and Rob Cavallo. Although the lead single “Somebody” became a huge hit, and whole album received positive critiques, the album failed commercially, which led to Bonnie`s use of drugs. She started working on her second album, but the problems intensified and the whole production was stopped, and she was released from the label.

After that, Bonnie lived in poverty without even hot water and her own mobile phone, but managed to get a job at Check Your Pulse, a publishing subsidiary of Pulse Recordings. She spent many hours in the studio, learning to use music tools and programs such as Pro Tools, and worked on songs with young stars Elliot Yamin and Leighton Meester.

Bonnie later met music producer Dr. Luke, who served as a songwriter for Katy Perry`s second album “One of the Boys”, and soon enough she became a part of Katy`s songwriting team, and would work on her third album “Teenage Dream”, released in 2010. Bonnie wrote and co-wrote the hits “California Gurls”, “Last Friday Night” (T.G.I.F)” and Teenage Dream” with Katy. Following the success of Perry`s whole album, Bonnie was soon sought by other artists, and wrote songs for Britney Spears “Hold it Against Me”, Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”, Cheryl “I Don`t Care” and for Rita Ora” How We Do (Party)”, among others.

In 2012 she was responsible for two of Adam Lambert`s 12 songs on the album “Trespassing”, “
“Cuckoo” and “Chokehold”.

Thanks to her success as a songwriter, Bonnie received a recording contract from Epic records, and released the single “American Girl” in 2013 and another song “Sleepwalker” the same year. She then again started working on her second studio album, but eventually left Epic Records due to creative differences. Instead, Bonnie released an EP entitled “Bombastic” through her own independent label.

Thanks to her skills, Bonnie has received eight BMI Pop Music Awards for co-writing songs, including “California Gurls”, “Dynamite”, “Teenage Dream”, “Hold It Against Me”, “Wide Awake” and “Part of Me”, among others.

Regarding her personal life, Bonnie defines herself as bisexual; she has been in a relationship with record producer and songwriter Oliver Goldstein since 2009.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 20, 1984
Birth place: Vacaville, California, United States
Height:4 ft 11 in (1.52 m)
Profession:Singer
Nationality:American
Nominations:Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Movies:August Rush, All Cheerleaders Die
Albums:Trouble, Bonnie McKee
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Frequent collaborator with Katy Perry.
2Trouble is influenced by Fiona Apple's music.
3Started writing songs when she was 12 years old.
4Started singing when she was about 2 years old.
5She is a Michael Jackson fan.
6Loves Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
7All songs on her album Trouble are written by her.


Quotes

#Quote
1When I moved to Seattle in fourth grade, I joined the Seattle Girls' Choir. It's a world-class choir, and we competed, toured Europe, and went and sang at the Vatican, so it was a really awesome experience to have that young.
2I think what it means to be an 'American Girl,' and what I wrote the song about, is our freedoms. The idea that we as Americans can be what we want to be and say what we want to say and that we take it for granted.
3I've been singing since I could talk, pretty much. My dad was really musical and taught me how to sing harmonies and got me a karaoke machine with tape decks.
4I like to think of myself as the people's pop star a little bit. I respect Lady Gaga so much, and I love what she does, but she has this kind of mysterious, out-of-reach thing. I'm just not that - as much as I'd love to have that sort of mystique, I think I'm kind of an open book.
5I started writing my own songs from the time I was a little kid. I would write my own lyrics to other people's songs that I heard on the radio and take whatever song and make it about fairies and angels - whatever little girls sing about.
6I was always super, super musical. So my parents recognized that and put me in choirs, piano lessons, and all that.
7There are some artists that don't like working with other females, which is fine. They have their own thing. I personally love being surrounded by other females.
8I've always had a teenage thread running through my music.
9If I know I will be working with someone and they are not keen with writing with a girl, I like to be non-threatening and cool so they will trust me. It's a thought process of who work and how I want to present myself.
10I saw Tina Turner do 'Proud Mary' on TV, and it was so electrifying and such a unique experience. I remember crying out of excitement, and I knew that I wanted to be a performer and make people feel excited and moved, and that's why I gravitated towards it.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Cirkut (Songwriter)
· Lukasz Gottwald (Songwriter)
· Max Martin (Songwriter)
· Katy Perry (Songwriter)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars2010-2015TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
RuPaul's Drag Race2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lillemand2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour2015TV Movie writer: "Roar", "Part of Me", "Wide Awake", "Legendary Lovers"
Tom Felton Meets the Superfans2015TV Movie writer: "Roar" - uncredited
Mike & Mike2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLIX2015TV Movie writer: "Roar", "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls"
Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry2015TV Movie writer: "Roar", "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Parenthood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Horrible Bosses 22014writer: "Roar"
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2010-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
EastEnders2012-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The British Soap Awards 20142014TV Special writer: "Roar" - uncredited
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV Special writer: "Birthday"
Rugby League: Challenge Cup2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bates Motel2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Impractical Jokers2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
I Am Britney Jean2013TV Movie documentary writer: "Gasoline"
Super Fun Night2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2010-2013TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Halloween Thriller: Rise of the Zombie2013Short writer: "Last Friday Night"
Saturday Night Live2010-2013TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Pastor Mike Online2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2010-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV Special writer: "Roar"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Morning AmericaTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
The Smurfs 22013performer: "Ooh La La" / writer: "Vacation", "Ooh La La"
Celebrity Splash! Australia2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV Series writer - 19 episodes
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Voice - Danmarks største stemme2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Blood2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Take Me Out2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Katy Perry: Part of Me2012Documentary writer: "Part of Me", "Teenage Dream" live, "Last Friday Night", "Last Friday Night" live, "California Gurls" live, "Wide Awake"
Katy Perry Live Lounge Special2012TV Special writer: "Part of Me"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smash2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special writer: "Part of Me"
The Office2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour2011TV Movie writer: "Hold It Against Me", "How I Roll"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fina estampa2011TV Series writer: "Last Friday Night T.G.I.F."
The Lying Game2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Protector2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Teen Choice 20112011TV Special writer: "Teenage Dream" - uncredited
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary writer: "Teenage Dream" - as Bonnie Leigh McKee
The Block2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Katy Perry: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)2011Video short writer: "Last Friday Night T.G.I.F."
One Tree Hill2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
A.N.T. Farm2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Hold It Against Me"
Hop2011writer: "Dynamite"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV Special writer: "Teenage Dream"
From Prada to Nada2011writer: "California Gurls"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Album Chart Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2010
Young Hearts2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kayla Williams Music2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Make It or Break It2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lies My Mother Told Me2005TV Movie performer: "A Voice That Carries" / writer: "A Voice That Carries"
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!2004performer: "Somebody" / writer: "Somebody"
Smallville2003TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bride-To-Be2016pre-productionAnnie
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesEleanor Ravelle
August Rush2007Lizzy
American Dreams2004TV SeriesJanis Joplin

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Getting Nailed2014TV SeriesHerself
In Bed with Joan2014TV SeriesHerself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
2013 YouTube Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself
Katy Perry: Part of Me2012DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Fashion Police2012TV SeriesHerself
Platinum Hit2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
E! Special: Katy Perry2010TV MovieHerself - Singer-songwriter / Friend
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!2004Herself (uncredited)

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