Scotty Granger from "Platinum Hit
" is one of the contestants in the Bravo reality songwriting competition series. He writes R&B and pop songs with a dance influence, drawing his inspiration from the likes of Michael Jackson
, Stevie Wonder
, Billy Joel, Brian McKnight
and Elton John
. Granger would like to write songs for Celine Dion
. He is currently living in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Growing up as the younger brother of NBA All-Star, Danny Granger, and great
nephew of gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson, expectations have always been high for Scotty Granger ("Platinum Hit"). Most of his extremely religious family members shunned Granger after finding out he was gay. This struggle along with his parents divorce, living through Hurricane Katrina and dropping out of college, all led Granger to focus on his music career. He has written a number of chart topping European dance club hits, but wants to gain success and popularity in America as a bona fide songwriting force. Granger is convinced that no one in this competition can match his musical knowledge or optimistic attitude. More importantly, he's positive that when he reaches the top he will finally prove those who ever doubted him wrong.