Heather Holley


Musician & Quarantine Creations Category Judge

Heather is a multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer who specializes in artist development. She is known most widely for her role in launching pop icon Christina Aguilera’s career. She and production partner Rob Hoffman (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones) wrote and produced the recordings that led to Christina’s signing with RCA. Heather remained part of Christina’s writing and production team for over a decade. She has been profiled in television specials including VH1’s “Driven: Christina Aguilera” and two E! Entertainment Christina Aguilera Specials. Her article about the craft of songwriting, “Soaring With Christina Aguilera,” was published in The Wall Street Journal. 

Heather’s work with Christina sparked a life-long passion for artist and talent development and she specializes in honing talent by nurturing and bringing out their unique voice and talent. She has been involved in developing and launching artists such as Skylar Grey (Interscope), international classical crossover star Jackie Evancho (Sony), teen singer/actor Luna Blaise, Polish singer/actress Natalia Lesz (EMI) and many more. 

Heather is the composer for international humanitarian children’s group “Le Petit Cirque,” who recently performed her music at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway. Her songs have been featured in TV shows such as “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “The Office”; in feature films and trailers including “Pursuit of Happyness,” “Kiss of the Dragon” and “Honey”; and ad campaigns for global brands such as Mercedes Benz and Pepsi featuring Christina Aguilera, Microsoft Office and Virgin Mobile. 

Heather is based in Los Angeles and continues to discover, mentor and produce artists. She is a classically trained pianist, singer, vocal arranger and recording engineer and a voting member of the Recording Academy.