Meet Kamille: The stockbroker who writes hits for Little Mix and Jess Glynne.
You do not get lots of pop stars with a degree in economics… but that is just one of the things which makes Camille Purcell unique.
The south London singer quit a lucrative job as a City stockbroker six years ago to try her hand at songwriting.
Her first song, What About Us, gave girl group The Saturdays a number one. Ever since then, she’s become Little Mix’s go-to songwriter, composing hits like Black Magic and the Brit award-winning Shout Out To My Ex.
“Camille knows us so well,” says the band’s Perrie Edwards. “She understands what we want to write about, she knows what sound we are going for. She is incredible. She is so talented.”
Purcell also wrote this week’s number one single, Jess Glynne’s I’ll Be There, while another of her compositions, Clean Bandit’s Solo, looks set to replace it on Friday.
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old just released her very own song, Emotional, under the stage name Kamille.