Johnny McDaid is an established English singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer who came into the limelight with his singer friend Ed Sheeran. He owns his studio, where he produced songs for himself and for other artists too. He has written and produced songs for many A-list artists like Harry Styles, P!nk, Robbie Williams, etc.
Besides his musical talent, McDaid is also known for his long-time relationship with Courtney Cox, who portrayed Monica Geller in Friends. He has been dating Cox since 2013 after meeting her through their mutual friend Ed Sheeran. The couple was even once engaged but broke the engagement because of some misunderstanding. Despite not being engaged anymore, they are still together and much in love with each other.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Johnny McDaid|
|Real Name||John McDaid|
|Date of birth||July 24, 1976|
|Age||45 years old|
|Place of birth||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Father||John McDaid Sr.|
|Status||In a relationship|
|Occupation||Singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer|
|Net worth||5 Million USD|
Johnny Net Worth
McDaid has been actively working in the music industry since 1994 and has given many memorable songs.
Besides writing and producing tracks, he has also been part of many hit bands like Vega4 and Snow Patrol.
His career took a whole new path when the second record of Ed Sheeran became a hit, as he was the one who helped Sheeran on it.
Now, McDaid owns his studio and produces great music.
His music has helped him become a fan favorite and also earn a good deal of fortune. To this day, the talented musician has around 5 million USD as his net worth.
Johnny Personal Life And Family
The 45 year-old songwriter was born in Derry in Northern Ireland to his father, John, and mother, Pauline. He grew up in a close family with his five siblings.
Growing up, McDaid was extremely close to his father. But sadly, he lost his father in July of 2011.
When his father died, his close friends also paid tribute to his father. His friend, Foy Vance, an Irish musician, wrote the song Guiding Light in memory of his father.
While Vance wrote the song, Ed Sheeran played piano and gave his voice to it.
McDaid, along with Vance, Sheeran, and his own younger sister, Maev, decided to get a tattoo of one of the lines from the song.
The four of them then inked Nuair is há dom filleadh abhaile, is tú mo réalt eolais on their left arm which translated to English means when I need to get home, you are my guiding light.
To this day, McDaid is close with his friends and has shared new heights of success with them.
Johnny Girlfriend and Relationship
McDaid is in a relationship with the most-loved actress from the 90s sitcom Friends, Courtney Cox.
The two of them met with each other for the first time through Ed Sheeran, who was their mutual friend.
While Sheeran takes all the credit for introducing the couple to each other, the actor Sacha Baron Cohen takes the credit for the matchmaking.
McDaid met Cox in late 2013 and started seeing her instantly. He even proposed to her just after a year of dating.
Though Cox initially accepted the proposal, the couple started having problems between them. When things started getting messy, they decided to call off their engagement in 2019.
Despite the couple ending their engagement, they could not stay away from each other and got back together.
When asked about the incident, Cox shared that ending the engagement made their relationship stronger.
The couple has been going strong ever since then and is still together to this day.
McDaid attended St Brigid’s Primary school in his hometown during his early school days.
He has not shared much about his high school, but he did share that he attended St Columb’s College, a catholic boys institution.
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McDaid started his career in the music industry through the band Vega4 as its singer and songwriter. The first single of the band Life is Beautiful was successful enough to make a place in the US Contemporary Radio Chart Top 40.
He worked with the band for two more years before signing with the Snow Patrol, another rock band, in 2009.
In Snow Patrol, he played the guitar and the piano. He even went on tours with his band. While he was traveling, he started working on developing a unique style in his songwriting.
With his newfound skills and style, he started collaborating with many other artists resulting in chartbuster songs.
Until 2012, he was collaborating with other artists and producing tracks. His works even got played in many TV series like One Tree Hill and movies like The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants.
He also started his music studio in London named Fieldwork Music, where he produced songs for himself and other artists.
He already had a stable career and quite a recognition, but he wanted more. So, he moved to Nashville in Tennessee with his longtime friend and fellow singer, Ed Sheeran.
The two of them moved to Los Angeles, where they worked on the second album of Sheeran.
McDaid produced the second album and co-wrote many of its hit songs like Photograph, Bloodstream, etc.
The album became a great hit and even was labeled platinum. It also received many awards, including the BRIT award.
The success of this album was followed by more success after Sheeran released his third album with McDaid, which had one of the greatest hits, Shape of You.
It was just the beginning for both Sheeran and McDaid, as success never left them after it.
After back to back success of two albums in a row, McDaid received various other projects.
It was also McDaid who co-wrote What About Us, the debut song of P!nk.
Besides Sheeran and P!nk, he has also written songs for other top artists like Harry Styles and Robbie Williams.
McDaid has produced and co-written many songs that people will remember for a long time.