Hit songwriter for One Direction, Clean Bandit and Britney Spears Ina Wroldsen signs record deal with Simon Cowel's Syco label

As a songwriter, Ina Wroldsen has enjoyed record sales of over 25 million.

Hit songwriter Ina Wroldsen, who has penned tracks for acts such as Clean Bandit, One Direction and Britney Spears, has signed her own record deal with Simon Cowell's Syco Music label. 

Across her extensive songwriting discography (seriously, check it out), Ina has enjoyed worldwide record sales of over 25 million.

One of Ina's breakout hits as a songwriter was when she co-wrote Shontelle's Impossible, which reached Number 9 on the Official Singles Chart in 2010. The track was re-recorded by James Arthur as his X Factor winner's single in 2012, shifting eight million copies globally. 

The Norwegian singer-songwriter is now recording her debut album this summer, though its release date has yet to be announced.

Ina said in a statement: “I am very excited to start this venture into a new chapter of my life and I am particularly happy I get to do this working with Tyler, Anya and the rest of the incredible team at Syco." 

Ina signing her record deal at Syco's offices (press)

As well as Impossible, Ina co-wrote Clean Bandit's Number 1 singles Rockabye and Symphony, Calvin Harris' How Deep Is Your Love and guest features on Martin Solveig's recent single Places.

Ina's other credits include Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand, Tinie Tempah's Text From Your Ex and most of The Saturdays' singles, including Higher, Ego, Notorious, Up and Work.

Tyler Brown, who was recently appointed as Managing Director at Syco, added: "Ina is undoubtedly a world class songwriter who is just getting better and better.

"Ina's incredible success over the last nine months is testament to that. I've always felt she was an artist as well as a writer and the songs she has written for herself this year are exceptional. I can't wait for the world to hear them."