Mozella (Maureen Anne McDonald, from Detroit, Michigan) is an American songwriter and recording artist. Along with her own artist success, Mozella co-wrote the Miley Cyrus Billboard #1 Wrecking Ball. Some of Mozella’s other notable co-writes include Kelly Clarkson’s 2017 single "Love So Soft", "One Call Away" by Charlie Puth, "Perfect" and "Fool’s Gold" by One Direction, Ellie Goulding’s "Don’t Panic", "Holding on for Life", and "We Can’t Move to This" from Goulding’s new album Delirium (co-written with Goulding and Greg Kurstin [Adele, Sia]), "Speechless" from Rachel Platten’s Columbia released Wildfire, "Dancing in the Dark" by Rihanna for the DreamWorks animated movie HOME, "Bright" by Echosmith, "Feels Like Vegas" with Tinashe, and "Take You High" off Kelly Clarkson’s 2015 album. Madonna and Mozella co-wrote 11 of the 19 tracks on the album Rebel Heart, including the single "Living For Love" with Diplo, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Toby Gad.
Crossing genres into film, television and theatre, she co-wrote "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" with Goonrock and Fergie for Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby." In early 2014 she continued her work with Baz Luhrmann, penning "A Beautiful Surprise" with David Foster for Luhrmann’s musical theatre adaption of his cult classic film "Strictly Ballroom". Mozella’s latest TV sync success is the usage of her song "Love Is Endless" in the 2015 McDonald’s "Archenemies" campaign. Beginning April 2015, Chase bank will be using her song "Can’t Get Enough" for their new commercials in the US. Some of the brands that have used Mozella’s music in their branding include Chrysler, Verizon, Microsoft, Jeep, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, JC Penney, Aqua Fresh and many more.
Mozella has released Three full-length albums, I Will (Warner/Maverick, 2006) and Belle Isle (Universal/Motown, 2009), and "The Brian Holland Sessions" on Belle Isle Records, as well as three EPs, MoZella (Warner/Maverick, 2005), The Straits EP (Universal/Motown, 2009) and The Love EP (Universal/Motown, 2010).