Stargate is a Norwegian record producing and songwriting team, composed of Tor Erik Hermansen (born October 14, 1972) and Mikkel Storleer (born December 10, 1972), based in New York City. The team's genres include R&B, pop, dance-pop, Europop, and hip hop. Stargate was established in Trondheim, Norway. They co-wrote the song "Try Everything" alongside Sia Furler, which was performed by Shakira as Gazelle in the film Zootopia.
Stargate broke into the American recording industry in 2006, with the release of the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, So Sick, produced and co-written by the team and performed by Ne-Yo. They also produced and co-wrote Beyoncé's worldwide hit single Irreplaceable, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks. Throughout their career they have been noted for their extensive work with Rihanna, writing and producing four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles with the Barbadian singer in 2010 and 2011. They have together written 12 No. 1 singles in the U.S. and 11 in the UK.
The team has worked with various American artists and received mainstream awards including the Songwriters of the Year accolade at the 2007 ASCAP/PRS Awards and the 2009 ASCAP Pop Songwriters of the Year. They have also been named the No. 1 Producers of the Year on the Billboard Hot 100 Year End Chart in 2006 and 2008, and Hitmakers of the Year in Rolling Stone magazine in 2008. A documentary about Stargate, which follows the duo from childhood through to their careers in America, aired in Norway on 25 February 2012.