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Meet the Irish woman who co-wrote Britney Spears' new single

She’s in her twenties, from Donaghmede, and got her start as a kid on the Late Late Toy Show.

Source: Twitter

YESTERDAY BRITNEY Spears released her new track Work B**ch! Within a few hours, it hit #1 in no fewer than 35 countries, according to the woman herself.

And the song was co-written by an Irish woman. In her twenties. From Donaghmede, Co Dublin.

Meet Ruth Anne Cunningham:

Source: iamruthanne.com

A few days ago, Britney tweeted a pic of the song’s lyric sheet. Ruth-Anne shares credit with Britney, Will.i.am, and three other songwriters.

Source: Instagram

So who is she? Well firstly, Ruth-Anne is a graduate of the Billie Barry stage school. She was on the Late Late Toy Show as a kid. (If anyone has a YouTube video, please send it to tips@dailyedge.ie immediately.)

Secondly, she got a huge break aged just 20 when she co-wrote JoJo’s hit Too Little Too Late with legendary (as in Like A Virgin and Eternal Flame legendary) songwriter Billy Steinberg.

She told interviewer Stephen Errity that she got her start singing in church while her parents played guitar, and wrote her first songs for Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

According to this discography, Ruth-Anne has since written songs for Westlife, Professor Green, Pixie Lott and Nadine Coyle.

She’s also kicking off her own music career. Here’s one of her songs (as covered by Avicii, apparently):


Source: Ruth-Anne

Can’t see the song? Click here.

And she is VERY excited about Work B**ch:

She also posted this Instagram video of herself hearing the song on the radio for the first time. Just go and watch it. It’s adorable.

Update: a tipster tells us “She was in school with me, she was on the Late Late Toy Show.” This just proves that the Toy Show is a springboard to a Britney Spears collaboration. We vote John Joe the horologist next.

What can we learn from Britney’s new single?>

Britney Spears shops in Eurosaver*>

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