Ray St John

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.