Adam Messinger

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Adam Messinger
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BornToronto, Ontario, Canada
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LabelsVarious
Associated acts

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.

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. Along the way he also won two GMA Canada Covenant Awards in 2005 and 2009 for his work with rock/rapper Manafest.

In recent years, his partnership with fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Nasri (together often known as "The Messengers") has functioned as a writing and production team for such artists as Justin Bieber, Shakira, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Halsey, 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]

In 2015, Messinger earned the Juno Award for Producer of the Year[5] for his work with Magic! and Iggy Azalea. He also won the International Achievement Award at the 2015 SOCAN Awards in Toronto for his success with the song "Rude".

Partial discography[edit]

References[edit]

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