Garnering two GRAMMY-Awards, seventeen number ones across multiple charts, billions of streams, and over 100 million albums sold since the launch of his career, this guest unlocks the unpredictable side of superstars throughout pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock, and beyond. After meeting Timbaland in 2001, he ignited an unbelievable string of seminal smashes—yet to relent. By 2019, his discography encompassed Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack,” “My Love,” “Lovestoned,” “What Goes Around Comes Around,” “Filthy,” and “Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton),” DJ Khaled’s “Shining (feat. JAY-Z & Beyoncé,” M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls,” Britney Spears’ “Gimme More,” Madonna’s “4 Minutes,” and Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous [feat. Timbaland),” to name a few. Additionally, he helmed songs for the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Ciara, JoJo, Duran Duran, Chris Brown, Björk, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, T.I., and 50 Cent, among others. He has been named “Songwriter of the Year” by SESAC for 2007, 2008, and 2010. And The Writer Is... Danja!
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