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Young Kiwi producers up for Grammy for Justin Bieber album

The songwriters say they’re ready to take to the stage if the album wins.
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Two young Kiwi producers could be in line for a much coveted Grammy award for their contribution to Justin Bieber’s hit record Purpose, which has been nominated for Album of the Year.

The Los Angeles-based Leroy Clampitt and James Wong (both 24) co-wrote the Justin Bieber song Company, which is the fourth single off the chart-topping album.

They’ve both been credited for their efforts as producers on the record, and have said they’re ready to take the stage if Purpose wins, NZME reports.

“We went and got suits for the first time in our lives,” Clampitt told NZME.

The duo hail from Pirongia and Auckland respectively and have both been in LA just under three years.

Leroy Clampitt (aka Big Taste) and James Wong (aka Gladius), Photos: Facebook

In their interview with NZME, the pair said they met each other after moving to the city, and were given the opportunity to work on the track through their mentor (and Clampitt’s flatmate) producer Andreas Schular.

The talented twosome were given free rein, and a brief to “just do something cool”.

“Me and Jimmy sat down and we spent about eight hours on it, and we just did whatever the hell we wanted just out of our own tastes and values from creating music,” Leroy said.

This year’s nominees for Album of the Year are Adele for 25, Beyonce for Lemonade, Justin Bieber for Purpose and Drake for Views.

The Grammys are live from 2pm tomorrow and we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with who won, who lost, and who looked the best on the red carpet.

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