born in in Boultham, LIN, United Kingdom
Parker began writing music when he was 17, but his career breakthrough came when he started working with Lana Del Rey in February 2011. Together they wrote "Video Games", the song that would launch both of their careers. Although label executives were unimpressed with the song, it became a viral hit after Del Rey posted the song online which led to Fearne Cotton playing the song on BBC Radio 1. Del Rey then asked Parker to work on her album. The pair wrote 12 songs together, five of which ended up on Born to Die. In 2012, Parker co-wrote the lead single "Ride", for Del Rey's Paradise.
Also in 2012, Parker co-wrote the lead single "Laura" for Bat for Lashes' third album, The Haunted Man, and the song "I Know You Care" for Ellie Goulding's second album, Halcyon. Parker was reported in 2012 to be working with Lissie and Eliza Doolittle on future projects.
Lana Del Rey
- "Video Games"
- "Born to Die"
- "National Anthem"
- "Radio" (also additional producer)
- "Burning Desire"
- Bat for Lashes
- "I Know You Care" (also producer)
- "Cold Fish"
- Kristina Train
- "Lose You Tonight"
- "Not Even Close" (producer, engineer, and mixer)
- "13th Cigarette" (also producer and engineer)
- Sander van Doorn featuring Mayaeni
- "Nothing Inside"
- Icona Pop
- "Just Another Night" (also producer)
|2012||Ivor Novello Awards||Best Contemporary Song ("Video Games")|
|2012||ASCAP Awards||Foundation Stone Award|
|2013||Ivor Novello Awards||Best Song Musically and Lyrically ("Laura")|
- How Lincoln songwriter worked with Lana Del Rey to pen hit single Video Games. This is Lincolnshire (28 April 2012). Retrieved on 18 October 2012.
- Lana Del Rey songwriter Justin Parker: Everyone hated Video Games. Metro (18 April 2012). Retrieved on 18 October 2012.
- Planet of sound. Galway Advertiser (18 October 2012). Retrieved on 18 October 2012.
- 4.0 4.1 An introduction to songwriting with Justin Parker. The Guardian Weekly (18 October 2012). Retrieved on 18 October 2012.
- Taio Cruz Receives 2nd Consecutive Songwriter of the Year Award at 32nd Annual Ascap Awards in London. ASCAP (11 October 2012). Retrieved on 18 October 2012.
- Shostakovich gets Ivor Novello songwriting award nomination for Plan B hit Ill Manors. The Independent (17 April 2013). Retrieved on 19 May 2013.