Adam Messinger

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Adam Messinger
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Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Labels Various
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Adam "Messy" Messinger is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Los Angeles, California.<ref>http://www.eyeweekly.com/scrollingeye/article/39948[permanent dead link]</ref> Besides his solo work, he is part of the writing and production duo The Messengers along with Nasri.

Career

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 Christian hip hop Manafest, an artist he has been working with since 2001 until the present.

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),<ref>"Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07. Retrieved 2011-10-26. </ref> and a win for 2012 Best RnB Album - Chris Brown (F.A.M.E.).<ref>"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-06. </ref> As well, their collaboration between Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts "That Should Be Me" won a 2011 CMT Music Award for Best Collaborative Video.<ref>http://tasteofcountry.com/rascal-flatts-justin-bieber-collaborative-video-of-the-year-that-should-be-me-2011-cmt-music-awards/</ref>

In 2015, Messinger earned the Juno Award for Producer of the Year<ref>https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2015/03/15/juno-awards-2015-list-of-winners.html</ref> for his work with Magic! and Iggy Azalea. He also won the International Achievement Award at the 2015 SOCAN Awards in Toronto for his work with MAGIC!.

Partial discography

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