Joy Neil Mitro Deb, (born 14 January 1979) is a Swedish songwriter and producer. He has worked with artists such as 5th Harmony, JoJo, MiC Lowry and Akon.
Currently, Deb is signed to Northbound Music Publishing in Stockholm, where he is a member of the production team “The Family” together with his wife Linnea Deb and Anton Hård af Segerstad. Earlier (2013-2016) the group was signed to BMG Publishing.
Joy studied at the well-known school ‘The Writers Academy of Sweden’.
Joy has done several successful contribution in the annual Swedish song contest ‘Melodifestivalen’. He has contributed to the contest with 11 songs whereas two of them were the winnings songs. The first winning song was in 2013 with ‘You’ by Robin Stjernberg. The same year the song also broke a Swedish record for most played song during one day and it got nominated for a Swedish Grammy as ‘Song of the year’ 2014.
The second winning song was ‘Heroes’ performed by Måns Zelmerlöw in 2015. The song also won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. It sold 5X Platinum in Sweden and Gold in Spain, Norway and Austria.
In Melodifestivalen 2016 his production-team “The Family” managed to get 4 different contributions to the contest -performed by Lisa Ajax, Ace Wilder, Molly Pettersson and ISA. Thanks to these contributions, they were appointed as ‘Songwriter of the year’ in the contest. The contribution with Ace Wilder ‘Don’t worry’ later got featured in the trailer for “Bridget Jones’s Baby”.
In 2017, Joy co-wrote two of the competing songs in Melodifestivalen - ‘I don’t give A’ by Lisa Ajax and ‘Statements’ by Loreen.
Joy has also written and produced several international hits. He co-wrote the first record 'Top Down' on Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Album. Also, Joy and his current production team wrote and produced JoJo's comeback single 'Save my soul'.
In 2016, "Oh Lord" was released with the British vocal harmony boy band MiC LOWRY. The song was the groups debut single and it was written by Joy, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Augustine Grant and Phil Collins, as the song contains lyrics and music from Phil Collins' song "In the Air Tonight”.Top Down by 5th Harmony
Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöv
Winner of ESC 2015. Nr 1 in 22 Countries.
3X Platinum in Sweden. Gold in Spain, Norway and Austria. Busy Doin Nothin by Ace Wilder
Nr 1 on ‘the Swedish Singles chart’. Swedish Grammy nominee for song of the year in 2015.
5X Platinum in Sweden. Oh lord by MiC Lowry
Therapy by Kim Cesarion
Save My Soul by JoJo
Jojo’s comeback single.
The track reached No.3 on ‘the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140’ chart. It also peaked position 33 on US Billboards ‘Pop Digital Songs’ chart. You by Robin Stjernberg
In 2013 the song broke a Swedish record for most played song during one day. Swedish Grammy nominee for ‘Song of the year’ 2014
3X Platinum in Sweden. Don’t worry by Ace wilder
The song is featured in the trailer for ‘Bridget Jones’s baby’. My heart wants me dead by Lisa Ajax
It peaked position no.10 on ‘the Swedish Single’ chart.Hunger by Molly Pettersson Hammar
It peaked position no.57 on ‘the Swedish Single’ chart.I will wait by ISA
It peaked position no. 35 on ‘the Swedish Single’ chart. Free Somebody by Luna
Soldier by Ulrik Munther
Bring out the fire by Andreas Weise
#Fail by Oscar Zia
Echo by Outtrigger
Paradise by The Rasmus