Ammar Malik


Birthday June 22, 1987

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Virginia

Age 36 years old

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Professional songwriter who is best known for having written band Maroon 5's hit, "Moves Like Jagger." He has also written "Stereo Hearts", as performed by Gym Class Heroes.

Before Fame

He attended George Mason University, and graduated with an English degree. He began writing and performing songs with bands in high school and then throughout college.


He began writing with Benny Blanco after being introduced by a childhood friend. In 2013, along with Blanco, he won the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year award for having written four of the year's most performed songs. These included the aforementioned "Moves Like Jagger" and "Stereo Hearts", as well as "Payphone" by Maroon 5.

Family Life

He was born to Pakistani parents in Northern Virginia.

Associated With

He cites the band Radiohead and the lead singer and songwriter Thom Yorke as one of his chief inspirations.