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Poo Bear was already a hitmaker before he met Justin Bieber. Starting in 2001 with 112's "Peaches N Cream" he worked on a series of songs for artists like Chris Brown, and Usher, and Kelis.

Since the 2013 album Journals, Poo Bear and Justin Bieber have collaborated on hits including "Intentions," "What Do You Mean?" and "Yummy." Poo Bear even says that Bieber has picked up on his vocal style.

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Give the Songwriters & Producers behind the Grammy Nominations the Spotlight too!

Do you know what it takes to write a Grammy nominated banger?

Julia Michaels is now a household name...

but it wasn't always that way. Before her wildly successful Nervous System album with "Issues" (nominated for Best Song) and "Uh Huh" (another crowd favorite), Julia Michaels was on the song-writing hustle. Most notably, Michael co-wrote Justin Bieber's "Sorry." This is the case for a lot of artists while they work toward label representation and gain contacts in the industry. Every Grammy season, I like to take the time to learn more about the songwriters behind the Best Song nominees. Not only might they be the nominated artists of tomorrow, but I also find hearing the differences and similarities in their solo projects intriguing. So, let's hear it for the Grammy nominated songwriters! Here are the nominees.

Ramón Ayala | "Despacito"

While Ramón may not be well known in the mainstream scene, he's legendary in the norteño and conjunto genre of Mexican music, earning the nickname "King of The Accordion." His songs have won him a slew of Grammys and have also been featured in many movies.

Anie Delgado is a contributor to Popdust and is an actress and musician based in NYC. Follow her on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter and check out her music on Spotify. Press inquiries here.

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