Driven by an innate passion for music and her belief in the medium’s incredible universal capability to unite and inspire, creative powerhouse Jenna Andrews has spent the large part of her outstanding career bringing out the best in the most promising talent around the globe.
As an artist (Island Def Jam) and a songwriter (Sony/ATV) herself, Andrews is sensitive to the challenges that both up and coming and seasoned singers and writers face in music today, and she carries that knowledge with her in her work as a consultant for industry veteran Barry Weiss’ RECORDS label, as well as in her joint venture with Weiss, publishing company Twentyseven Music at Sony/ATV.
The Calgary native has collaborated with some of the most renowned names in the market today, including heavy hitters such as Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Little Mix, Tori Kelly, Jessie J and Benee, as well as producers Noah 40 Shebib, Diplo, DJ Mustard, Max Martin, Illangelo and Stargate. Most recently, she has taken pop singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus under her wing, A&Ring her single “July” and writing the remix featuring Leon Bridges, which has garnered more than 160 million streams to date. She is also celebrating the stellar success of the hit she co-wrote with New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Benee, “Supalonely,” which has produced over 10 million TikTok videos and has massed over 125 million streams on Spotify alone.
Always employing a personalized approach, Andrews serves as a mentor, writing partner, and overall guru to the brightest stars of the present and future. From vocal and executive production to arranging, her fluidity and proficiency in so many areas of the business has allowed her to seamlessly adapt and shift roles depending on the specific needs of each artist she works with. But her true passion lies in artist development, which has given her the opportunity to nurture new artists, beginning with their first steps in the industry and helping to discover the core of who they are, and proceeding to follow along with them on their road to success. “I enjoy working with an artist from start to finish, where I can help them achieve their creative and professional goals by enabling them to tap into and actualize that vision,” she says.
Being a female executive, Andrews is steadily driven to support aspiring female talent and become the pillar of guidance that she wished she had lighting the way for her when she began to pursue her own career. “I want to be that person that new artists can come to and know that they can be completely vulnerable with,” she says, “and that they can trust with developing their sound.”
Perhaps not surprisingly, one of her most rewarding projects has been cultivating pop sensation Lennon Stella, whom she has developed since the blossoming star was just 14 years old. Transitioning from writing alongside Stella to acting as her A&R, she then signed her to Weiss’ RECORDS, continuing to advise and connect her as she rises to superstardom. Armed with incredible instinct and an ear for hits, Jenna Andrews will continue to do what she does best, not only pushing the hottest acts to the forefront, but propelling them all the way to the top.