Ruth-Anne Cunningham was born in Donaghmede, Dublin. She was keen on music since the early years of her life. Ruth formed a girl band at 12 and 4 years later her father entered a contest with one of her demos. JRY ended up winning the Jacob’s Song Contest.
The Star Rises
Manager Eamonn Maguire brought young Ruth to USA and shortly after, she co-wrote hit “Too Little Too Late”. Jojo’s single peaked at number three on the Billboard hot 100 chart and echoed as a hit within more than 30 countries.
JRY collaborated with artists like Professor Green, Major Look, Cedric Gervais and Lindsey Stirling.
“The biggest struggle for songwriters is that we’re not okay with not being able to deliver. I’m so glad that, after years of struggling with that, I’ve met other songwriters who feel the same thing. Writing good or great pop songs? It’s like a code you have to crack“, JRY declared for The Irish Times.
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