In any case, only five years after the fact, Raye has done it – having co-composed Bigger, the main track on Beyoncé’s new Lion King collection The Gift.
When she was 16, vocalist Raye wanted to work with Beyoncé.
“It’s absolutely crazy how things have turned out,” she tells Newsbeat.
Raye’s scored performance hits and composed enormous melodies for individuals like Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, Little Mix and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
However, having a cut on a Beyoncé record is ostensibly her greatest melody composing credit yet.
“Everyone in my age bracket grew up listening to her religiously.
“I studied Beyoncé and all of her performances, I used to watch her videos crying.”
The melody was written at a composition camp at Beyoncé’s studio – which is the place musicians and makers all work together over a brief timeframe to think of tunes for a noteworthy new task.
Six individuals are credited with composing Bigger – including Beyoncé – yet Raye says the melody started life because of a bond with US lyricist Stacy Barthe.
Bigger was written in a ‘dull, miserable spot’
“I remember we were both in a really dark, sad place and we wanted to create something to empower ourselves,” says Raye.
“We spent maybe two or three hours on it. It was 3am and I remember Beyoncé’s team came in and heard what we’d created so far and just completely freaked out. It was incredible.”
In any case, while Raye knew Beyoncé and her group loved Bigger, she didn’t discover the tune had made the collection until a couple of days before the record was in market.
“There were hundreds of songs and you never know. So it was a real moment to hear it was going to be track one and that she’s done a video for it.”
And keeping in mind that Raye says she kept herself calm before Beyoncé, while she was working with the star, she concedes she was “completely losing it”.
‘It took a ton of work to arrive’
Since standing ready in the UK with Jax Jones and Jonas Blue joint efforts in 2016, Raye’s turned into a popular vocalist, author and hit-maker in her very own right.
When we addressed Raye, she was visiting by a pool at David Guetta’s studio in Ibiza.
However, she says having a credit on a Beyoncé melody is approval for quite a long while of diligent work in the music business.
“I want to be taken seriously as a writer,” she says.
“It took a lot of work to find my way into the writing rooms, then the bigger rooms, to eventually get into a room like this. Then to actually have a cut, it’s just crazy, I’m over the moon.”