Adam Messinger

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Adam Messinger
Adam Messinger performing at Musical Toy Drive, Dec 2011.png
Adam Messinger on guitar at The Messengers Musical Toy Drive in Los Angeles, Dec 2011
Background information
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B, rock, jazz
Occupations Musician, record producer songwriter
Labels Various
Associated acts The Messengers, MAGIC!, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, New Kids On The Block, Michael Bolton, Kris Allen, Cody Simpson, Eva Avila, Manafest

Adam "Messy" Messinger is a Grammy Award winning Canadian songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Los Angeles, California.[1] Besides his solo work, he is part of the writing and production duo The Messengers along with Nasri Atweh.

Career[edit]

Born in Toronto, Messinger started playing the piano at age five, and proceeded to develop skills for a variety of instruments, including sax, bass, guitar, and drums/percussion. After being enrolled in the Claude Watson School for the Arts program from grade 4 through to 13, he attended the music program at York University in Toronto, where he was awarded the Oscar Peterson Scholarship for Jazz studies two years consecutively. He received Juno Award nominations in 2001 and 2006 for his work with a cappella group Cadence. He also co-wrote the winning RnB song in the 2002 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He was won two GMA Canada Covenant Awards in 2005 and 2009 for his work with rap/ rock artist Manafest.

In recent years, his partnership with fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Nasri (now known as "The Messengers") has functioned as a writing and production team for such artists as Justin Bieber, Shakira, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Michael Bolton, Iggy Azalea, Kris Allen, Lea Michele, Cody Simpson, The Wanted, JoJo, Vanessa Hudgens, No Angels, Brandy and the New Kids On The Block. The Messengers work has resulted in two Grammy Award nominations for 2011 Best Pop Vocal Album - Justin Bieber (My World 2.0), 2011 Best Contemporary R&B Album - Chris Brown (Graffiti),[2] and a win for 2012 Best RnB Album - Chris Brown (F.A.M.E.).[3] As well, their collaboration between Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts "That Should Be Me" won a 2011 CMT Music Award for Best Collaborative Video.[4]

Messinger has also done work with Grammy award winning songwriters, such as Diane Warren, Babyface, Dan Hill, Jorgen Elofsson, and Andreas Carlsson.

Partial discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eyeweekly.com/scrollingeye/article/39948
  2. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.grammy.com/nominees
  4. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/rascal-flatts-justin-bieber-collaborative-video-of-the-year-that-should-be-me-2011-cmt-music-awards/
  5. ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/music/review/a559751/shakiras-new-album-reviewed-a-deft-shimmy-over-a-tightrope-of-integrity.html#~oAGCcoVt00v3jH
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/global-warming-mw0002349062
  7. ^ http://swisscharts.com/showperson.asp?name=Adam+Messinger
  8. ^ http://www.clashmusic.com/news/listen-iggy-azalea-change-your-life-ft-ti
  9. ^ http://idolator.com/6534361/justin-bieber-all-around-the-world-listen
  10. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Chris-Brown-Fortune/release/3703408
  11. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/louder-mw0002608187/credits
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5638222/the-wanted-switches-gears-on-we-own-the-night-single-listen
  13. ^ http://blog.thenext2shine.com/2010/mp3-justin-bieber-pray
  14. ^ http://studiocut.net/2010/06/02/justin-bieber-sings-theme-song-of-the-karate-kid/
  15. ^ "My World 2.0 Official Tracklisting". justinbiebermusic.com. 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  16. ^ http://blog.thenext2shine.com/2009/music-video-chris-brown-can-transform-ya
  17. ^ "AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 8 WINNER KRIS ALLEN TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE "THE VISION OF LOVE" AVAILABLE MARCH 26 AT ITUNES AND ALL DIGITAL PROVIDERS ON 19 RECORDINGS/RCA RECORDS". 
  18. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D5F3VW
  19. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002LE84G0
  20. ^ "Music - Coast to Coast Cody Simpson / CD / 2011". FYE. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  21. ^ http://popcrush.com/prince-royce-english-album-video-game-addiction-romantic-music/
  22. ^ http://www.ethansays.com/2010/03/lolene-rich-fake-it-til-you-make-it.html
  23. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/277723/vanessa+hudgens/chart
  24. ^ Human (Brandy album)#Credits and personnel
  25. ^ Welcome to the Dance
  26. ^ http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100726005451/en
  27. ^ http://www.badboyblog.com/category/45
  28. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/301932/eva+avila/chart
  29. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/301932/eva+avila/chart
  30. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/309041/manafest/chart
  31. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/309041/manafest/chart
  32. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/309041/manafest/chart
  33. ^ http://www.room100.net/

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