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  1. I Call It Love

    I Call It Love (2006)

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    "I Call It Love" is the lead single released by American singer Lionel Richie from his studio album Coming Home (2006). It reached #1 on the urban adult contemporary chart; his last successful single to date.


  2. Can't Help But Wait

    Can't Help But Wait (2007)

    1,877 views

    "Can't Help but Wait" is the second single from the Trey Songz album Trey Day. The song is written by Johntá Austin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, and Tor Erik Hermansen. On the issue date of October 6, 2007, the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 99. American actor Jackie Long (ATL) appears in the video as the abusive boyfriend. "Can't Help but Wait" peaked within the Top 20 of the Hot 100, at #14. The video was filmed in Jersey City, New Jersey. The song was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards


  3. Got 2 Luv U

    Got 2 Luv U (2011)

    1,756 views

    "Got 2 Luv U" is a song performed by Jamaican recording artist Sean Paul, taken from his upcoming fifth studio album. The song features vocals from American singer Alexis Jordan. It was released on the July 19, 2011 by Atlantic Records. The song was written by Sean Paul, Ryan Tedder and Stargate, and it was produced by Stargate.


  4. Unfaithful

    Unfaithful (2006)

    1,714 views

    "Unfaithful" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released as second single from her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo wrote "Unfaithful" in collaboration with its producers, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, who produced the song under their stage name Stargate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to urban contemporary radio stations in the United States on June 29, 2006. Musically, the song is a pop ballad that contains prominent R&B characteristics. Originally, the song was inspired by the works of American rock band Evanescence and titled "Murderer". The lyrics of the song are about a woman who regrets cheating on her partner and refers to herself as a murderer.


  5. What's My Name? (Rihanna song)

    What's My Name? (Rihanna song) (2010)

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    "What's My Name?" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). Featuring guest vocals from Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the second single from Loud on October 29, 2010 through Def Jam Recordings. The R&B song was produced by the Norwegian production duo StarGate, and was written by the duo along with Ester Dean, Traci Hale, and Drake. "What's My Name?" impacted mainstream and rhythmic radio stations in the United States on October 26, 2010.


  6. Take A Bow

    Take A Bow (2008)

    1,590 views

    "Take a Bow" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008), the re-release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was written and produced by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, and Shaffer Smith under their stage names StarGate and Ne-Yo. "Take a Bow" was released as the first single from the re-release and the fifth single overall from the two releases. It is an R&B song that contains elements of dance-pop. Critical reception of "Take a Bow" was mixed, with some critics praising the song's lyrics and powerful balladry impact, while others criticized the lack of originality with regard to StarGate's production.


  7. Spotlight

    Spotlight (2008)

    1,553 views

    "Spotlight" is an R&B song written and produced by Ne-Yo and Norwegian production duo Stargate for Jennifer Hudson's self titled debut album. It was released digitally on June 10, 2008 as the album's first single, and reached the top thirty of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Outside the States, the track has reached the top twenty in Turkey and the United Kingdom.


  8. Don't Stop The Music

    Don't Stop The Music (2007)

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    "Don't Stop the Music" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It was written by Tawanna Dabney, Michael Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, and produced by the latter two under their production name StarGate. The song was released as the album's fourth single on September 7, 2007 worldwide. "Don't Stop the Music" is a dance-pop and techno song that features a wide variety of rhythmic devices used mainly in hip hop music. The song samples the line, "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" which is taken from Jackson's 1983 single "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". For using the line, both Rihanna and Jackson faced a lawsuit from the Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango, who claimed that the hook is originally from his 1972 song "Soul Makossa".


  9. Hate That I Love You

    Hate That I Love You (2007)

    1,486 views

    "Hate That I Love You" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released as third single from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song features vocals by American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo co-wrote the song together with Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, who produced the song under their stage name Stargate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to contemporary hit, urban and rhythmic radio stations in the United States on August 21, 2007 "Hate That I Love You" was released in the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany as a CD single in November 2007. On April 28, 2008, a Spanglish version of the song was digitally released in certain territories featuring vocals by Spanish singer David Bisbal. "Hate That I Love You" is a mid-tempo R&B song, with its lyrical theme being the power of love.


  10. I Need A Girl

    I Need A Girl (2009)

    1,451 views

    "I Need a Girl" is a song by American recording artist Trey Songz. The track was written by Johntá Austin, along with the song's production team, Stargate, who also produced his breakthrough hit, "Can't Help But Wait." The song served as the lead single for Songz's third studio album Ready. "I Need a Girl" received positive to mixed reviews from critics, some of which noted it as generic, and other naming it as a top track from the album. It reached fifty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The accompanying music video shot in Malibu features Songz and love interests on the beach, as they turn out to be mirages.


  11. Firework

    Firework (2010)

    1,316 views

    "Firework" is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean, and produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee for Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song is a self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and was considered by Perry as the most important song for her on Teenage Dream. The song is believed to be one of the most covered songs on the Internet, particularly on the video website YouTube. It is also Perry's single through her third album which is not written or produced by her main collaborators Max Martin & Dr. Luke.


  12. S&M

    S&M (2010)

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    "S&M" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). It was written by Stargate, Sandy Vee and Ester Dean, with production helmed by Stargate and Vee. It was released on January 21, 2011, as the album's fourth United States single, and on February 11, 2011, as the third worldwide single. The song's conception was initiated by Dean, who developed "S&M's hook, "Na, na, na, c'mon." Dean was motivated to continue writing the lyrics based on the hook which she conceived. "S&M" is an up-tempo dance-pop and eurodance song. It samples the synth line from Depeche Mode's song "Master and Servant". The instrumentation consists of synths and keyboard sounds. "S&M" was re-released as a remix single, and featured guest vocals by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was made available to download digitally worldwide on April 11, 2011.


  13. Stupid In Love

    Stupid In Love (2009)

    1,166 views

    "Stupid in Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). The song was written by Shaffer Smith, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, with production helmed by StarGate. Ne-Yo served as the assistant producer. It was written two days before Rihanna and then boyfriend Chris Brown's altercation on the night of the 2009 Grammy Awards, which occurred on February 8, 2009. The lyrical content, which describes an abusive relationship, led Ne-Yo to describe the song as a "premonition".


  14. Rude Boy

    Rude Boy (2009)

    1,140 views

    "Rude Boy" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was released as the album's third single on February 19, 2010, through Def Jam. Rihanna co-wrote the song with StarGate, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, and Rob Swire, with Swire also co-producing it with StarGate. "Rude Boy" is an up-tempo song and incorporates elements of raggamuffin, pop, and R&B.


  15. Because Of You

    Because Of You (2007)

    1,078 views

    "Because of You" is a 2007 song by singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. It is the first single from his second album of the same name. The single started radio play the week of March 27, 2007.


  16. Te Amo

    Te Amo (2009)

    984 views

    "Te Amo" (English: I Love You) is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). The song was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, James Fauntleroy II and Rihanna, with production helmed by Eriksen and Hermansen under their production name, Stargate. "Te Amo" impacted radio in Canada on June 7, 2010, and was made available to download on June 8, 2010, in Australia, Italy and New Zealand, as the album's third international and fifth overall single. "Te Amo" incorporates elements of Latin American music and conveys Rihanna's struggles as the object of another woman's desires. Music critics praised the song for its lyrics and for a less futuristic sound than other songs on Rated R.


  17. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria (2008)

    856 views

    "Ave Maria" is a song by American R&B recording artist Beyoncé Knowles from her third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench and Makeba Riddick wrote the song in collaboration with its producers Knowles and production duo Stargate. As stated by Ghost, "Ave Maria" was inspired by Knowles' and her own respective marriages. The song is a re-write of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria". It is instrumentally complete with a piano and strings. Throughout the ballad, Knowles sings in a lower register with an operatic soprano. Lyrically, it speaks about being surrounded by friends but still feeling alone.


  18. We Ride

    We Ride (2006)

    790 views

    "We Ride" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). It was written by Makeba Riddick, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, with production helmed by StarGate. The song was released on August 21, 2006, as the album's third single. "We Ride" is a hip hop and soul song. Critical reception of the song was generally positive, as the majority of reviewers praised its relaxing and carefree qualities.


  19. Be On You

    Be On You (2009)

    643 views

    "Be on You" is the fifth official single from Flo Rida's second album, R.O.O.T.S.. It features Ne-Yo and is produced by Stargate. Since July 2009, the single has been gaining airplay. Despite getting much airplay, the single wasn't officially released until October 2009, due to Flo Rida focusing on promoting his other single "Jump". It takes a famous line from the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and uses it as its chorus.


  20. Sexy Love

    Sexy Love (2006)

    604 views

    "Sexy Love" is the fourth and final U.S. single and the second and final international single released from R&B and pop artist Ne-Yo's debut album, In My Own Words. It has reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, the single charted at number 21 on downloads alone. It rose 16 places and peaked at number five once the physical single was released.


  21. How Do I Breathe

    How Do I Breathe (2007)

    595 views

    "How Do I Breathe" is an R&B single by Mario. It is the first single from his third studio album Go. The single was released on May 15, 2007. It was produced by Stargate. On the issue date of July 7, 2007, the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 91. "How Do I Breathe" also debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 30 on download sales alone, the day before the physical release of the song. It also became Mario's last charting single in the UK. The song has also peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart thus far. The official remix of the song features Fabolous and another remix was made which features Cassidy. A rare third one features both artists and switches between beats.The song was co-written by Mario.


  22. Bye Bye

    Bye Bye (2008)

    570 views

    "Bye Bye" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, taken from her eleventh studio album, E=MC² (2008). It was written by Carey, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Johntá Austin, and produced by the former three. It was released as the album's second single on April 15, 2008, in the United States, Australasia and select European countries. The song draws influence from pop and R&B music genres, and features a piano and keyboard-driven melody. Lyrically, the song features a dialogue in between Carey and her deceased father throughout the verses, and a universal salute to departed loved ones on the chorus, where she sings "This is for everybody, just lift your hands to the sky, cause we won't ever say bye bye".


  23. Wait Your Turn

    Wait Your Turn (2009)

    529 views

    "Wait Your Turn" is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna for her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Saul Milton, Will Kennard, James Fauntleroy II, Takura Tendayi and Rihanna herself. The production of the song was done by Stargate (Eriksen and Hermansen) and Chase & Status (Milton and Kennard). "Wait Your Turn" was released on November 13, 2009 as the second international and third overall single from Rated R.


  24. Mad

    Mad (2008)

    529 views

    "Mad" is a song by American pop/R&B singer Ne-Yo. It is the third single from his album Year of the Gentleman and was produced by Stargate and himself.


  25. Closer

    Closer (2008)

    518 views

    "Closer" is a 2008 Single by American pop/R&B singer Ne-Yo. The song was produced by Stargate.


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