(New York — March 8, 2017) RCA Records today announces the signing of Norwegian producer/songwriter team Stargate, comprised of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen.
Stargate will be releasing their debut single as a recording artist entitled “Waterfall” featuring P!nk and Sia everywhere globally, Friday, March 10th.
Stargate´s relationship with Sia began when they together wrote “Diamonds” for Rihanna. For Stargate’s “Waterfall,” Sia brought P!nk on board, and the two inspired each other to reach new heights on the emotional, dancehall-infused debut single.
“Waterfall” was co-written by Stargate, Sia, Diplo, and Jr. Blender.
Stargate has written and produced major records for Beyoncé, Rihanna and Coldplay to name a few, and will feature some of their favorite artists on their forthcoming music.
As lifelong fans of American popular culture, Stargate has created their own sound drawing equal inspiration from hip hop, electronic music and classic Scandinavian songwriting. They´ve been early pioneers in erasing the boundaries between electronic dance music and hip hop, and have become a mainstay of today’s worldwide musical landscape.
LA-based Stargate will surprise, excite and inspire both existing and new fans through their own new forthcoming music, which will feature new, up and coming artists, as well as some of today’s biggest superstars.
The producer/songwriter creative team, known for their chart topping genre crossing hits in the areas of R&B, pop, dance and hip hop, formed in Trondheim, Norway. Stargate is responsible for countless hits and has written and produced 10 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles in the U.S. and 11 in the UK, has won two Grammy Awards (2008’s Best R&B Song/Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” and 2010’s Best Dance Recording/Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World”), and received 2007’s ASCAP U.K.’s Songwriter of the Year Award and 2009 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award.
Writer/producer credits include Beyoncé’s global smash “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé and Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar,” extensive work with Rihanna including “Rude Boy,” “Don’t Stop The Music,” “Only Girl (In the World),” What’s My Name, “S&M, “Diamonds,” Selena Gomez’ “Come & Get It” and “Same Old Love,” Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Most recently, the creative team produced Coldplay’s album A Head Full of Dreams, co-wrote and produced Julia Michael’s current hit “Issues,” Major Lazer’s just released “Run Up,” and the Grammy-nominated single “Try Everything” recorded by Shakira and co-written with Sia for the animated film Zootopia.