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Mike Posner

Songwriter, Producer, Performer – “Cooler Than Me,” “Boyfriend,” “Beneath Your Beautiful,

Songwriter, Producer, Performer – “Cooler Than Me,” “Boyfriend,” “Beneath Your Beautiful," 31 Minutes to Takeoff

Mike Posner is a singer, songwriter, and producer, who released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff in 2010. The album includes the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single "Cooler Than Me," his second single, "Please Don't Go," as well as his third single, "Bow Chicka Wow Wow.” He is also known for co-writing and co-producing "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber, "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth, as well as songs for Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Cher Lloyd and Snoop Dogg. Posner got his start producing his hometown friend Big Sean. Posner produced and was featured on Big Sean's first mixtape on a song entitled, Smoke & Drive. Posner's second mixtape, A Matter of Time, started attracting industry attention in 2009. Working with Don Cannon and DJ Benzi, the mixtape was recorded and released from his dorm room at Duke University in 2009. The release was unusual for being distributed for free through iTunes U, a channel designed for educational audio content. His release immediately reached the number one position on the iTunes U chart. Posner signed a record deal with J Records (RCA/Sony) in July 2009, after his junior year at Duke. The first single off 31 Minutes to Takeoff was "Cooler Than Me" and reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The second and third singles "Please Don't Go" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" reached the top 20 and 30 on the Hot 100 respectively. The latter was released with an added verse by rapper Lil Wayne. Posner won a 2011 ASCAP Pop Music Award for "Cooler Than Me."

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Friday, April 19