By  on March 21, 2011

Turn on the radio today and chances are, within a few songs, the DJ will cue up a Stargate smash. The production duo, comprising Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has racked up five inescapable number-one hits in just the past year: Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name,” “Rude Boy” and “Only Girl in the World.”


Eriksen and Hermansen are the can’t-miss producers of the moment. Their other recent chart-toppers include Ne-Yo’s “Closer,” Jordin Sparks’ “Tattoo,” Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” and Beyoncé and Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar.” Hailing originally from Norway, the two are now based in New York, where they’ve formed a joint-venture record label with Jay-Z called StarRoc. Its first artist is the budding talent Alexis Jordan, whose infectious “Happiness” went to the top of the dance charts in the U.S. and was a top-five hit in the U.K. and Australia.

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