New York, NY– Three-time Grammy Award winning producer Nate ‘Danja’ Hills picked up numerous awards including the nights two biggest at the SESAC Awards in New York City on Thursday; honoring the top music producers and songwriters of the year. Danja won both the Songwriter of The Year award and Song of the Year – for Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” – where the in demand producer also won for his string of smash hits for Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Timbaland, and Nelly Furtado.
This past February Danja was celebrated for his consistent phenomenal work at the Bryan Michael Cox Luncheon, sponsored by SESAC.
Danja’s Grammy wins include Best Dance Recording for producing the Justin Timberlake smash hit ‘LoveStoned/I Think She Knows,’ Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘My Love’ by Justin Timberlake feat. T.I, as well as winning Best Dance Recording for ‘Sexy Back.’ At this past years 2008 Grammy Awards, Danja’s nominations included; Record of The Year for Justin Timberlake’s ‘What Goes Around…Comes Around,’ and Best Rap Song for 50 Cent’s ‘Ayo Technology.’
Virginia native Danja embarked on his musical journey at age 17. A few years later in 2001, he received his first break when he was introduced to Teddy Riley and began recording the first of many platinum hits to come. His sound was unique, immediately catching the attention of fellow producer Timbaland. Now, Danja has come into his own, being responsible for several #1 and top 10 Billboard singles which include “Gimme More” (Britney Spears), “SexyBack” (Justin Timberlake), “Promiscuous” (Nelly Furtado), “My Love” (Justin Timberlake), “Give It To Me” (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), “What Goes Around…Comes Around” (Justin Timberlake), “Say It Right” (Nelly Furtado), and “We Takin’ Over” (DJ Khaled and various), “Summer Love” (Justin Timberlake) and “Way I Are” (Keri Hilson & Timberland).