::The Smeezingtons


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The Smeezingtons are a songwriting and record producing team, consisting of Bruno Mars (born October 8, 1985), Philip Lawrence (born July 17, 1980)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and Ari Levine (born May 4, 1984).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>(May 12, 2010){{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The Smeezingtons were established in Los Angeles, California. Their production and writing services have been increasingly in demand since 2009.<ref name="Magically"/>

The Smeezingtons broke into the American recording industry in 2010, crafting songs for a diverse roster of talent, with the release of the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, "Nothin' On You", produced and co-written by the team and performed by rapper B.o.B and singer Bruno Mars. They also produced and co-wrote with singer Cee-Lo Green his single "Fuck You", which topped the UK singles chart and peaked at No.2 in Hot 100.<ref name="Bruno Mars - Biography">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Throughout their career they have been noted for their extensive work with Bruno Mars (one of the elements), writing and producing two consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles with the singer in 2010 and other two consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles in 2013.<ref name="Bruno Mars - Chart History"/>

The team has worked with various artists and received mainstream awards including the ASCAP Pop Music Awards for Songwriters Ari Levine accolade at the 2011 ASCAP/PRS Awards<ref name="Pop Biggest Hits">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and the 2011 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards for "Nothin' On You" as the Top Rap Song.<ref name="RS Awards 2011">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> They have been nominated at the 2011 Grammy Awards<ref name="2011 Grammys">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and at the 2012 Grammy Awards<ref name="2012 Grammys">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. In 2011, The Smeezingtons were awarded the title of 'Biggest Songwriters of 2010' by Music Week.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2013, they were ranked #5 Top Hitmakers among 35 by Hollywood Reporter magazine<ref name="35 Top Hitmakers"/> and Billboard ranked them #3 among the "Top 10 Producers in Music".<ref name="Top 10 Producers in Music">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In the same year, Billboard, considered Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine the sixth, seventh and eighth best songwriters of 2013, respectively.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> "Locked Out of Heaven" has been nominated for four 2014 Grammys including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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