Originally from Trondhelm, Norway, StarGate is the production and songwriting team of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen. ASCAP and Billboard Award winners, the New York City-based hit makers started making a name for themselves in 2006 with Ne-Yo’s No. 1 single "So Sick" and Beyoncé Knowles’s "Irreplaceable," which lived at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks straight. The duo is also responsible for producing and writing three consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles with Rihanna. In 2011, StarGate helped Wiz Khalifa earn a No. 1 hit with "Black and Yellow" and earned the Track of the Year award at the BET Hip Hop Awards.