The next time you check the song credits of your favorite album, look for Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney, the duo of NOVA WAV.

The music industry is a male dominated business. When we think of the greatest songwriters and producers of all time, names like Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Prince get thrown around. And production duos are no different, where names like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the Trackmasters and the Neptunes reign supreme.

But in 2019, two women are redefining how we think about producers and production teams in music. Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney, collectively known as “NOVA WAV,” a Grammy Award winning songwriting and production team, have penned songs and produced records for chart-topping artists like Ariana Grande (“in my head”), Teyana Taylor (“WTP”), and most-notably, co-wrote and coproduced “LoveHappy” from Beyoncé and Jay-Z collaborative The Carters album, Everything Is Love.

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With credits like Kehlani’s “CRZY” and accolades across their resume (Blu co-wrote “Loveeeeeee Song” on Rihanna’s 2012 4X platinum album, Unapologetic), NOVA WAV is shaking things up in the song credits world, and the men best move over and make room for Blu, originally from Tallahassee, FL, and Chi, a native of Tampa, FL, formed their tandem in Atlanta, GA. Signed to publishing powerhouse Warner Chappel Music, by music industry heavyweights “Big Jon” Platt Ryan Press, NOVA WAV is one of the only female production teams in music.

“We pull from our own experiences but we also try to keep in mind that we are trying to deliver the vision for somebody else,” Blu told back in March. “But even songwriting, period, honesty is the best policy. We write everything from the heart.”

Vision, honesty, and heart are much-needed qualities in music, and we’re glad NOVA WAV is here to pen and produce music their way.

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