British songwriter and record producer Ray St John is best known
for co-writing GRAMMY Award-winning artist Sade's breakthrough
single, Smooth Operator.
This was Sade's first Top Ten hit in the US, reaching No. 5
on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 and it remains her most successful
single internationally. The song features on Sade's debut
album, Diamond Life, which has gone multi-platinum
several times over.
His music also features on bestselling albums by Jason Donovan
and American rapper Snoop Dogg.