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Norwegian songwriter with Japanese chart-topper

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 11. Dec, 2014

Mats Lie Skåre aka Slipmats continues his Japanese album chart streak – No#1 this week!

Warner/Chappell Music Norway-signed Mats Lie Skåre aka Slipmats is a songwriter with a strong track record on the Japanese market.

This week, Slipmats shot to No#1 with Exile Atsushi’s ‘Love Ballade’ (Rhythm Zone) – an outing that has shipped more than 80 000 units in its first week on the market.

Skåre is no stranger to success on the Japanese market – March 2014 saw him racking up another No#1 on the album charts with Koda Kumi´s ´Bon Voyage´ (Avex Trax).

Over the last five years, Slipmats has written chart-topping tracks for such acts as Jennifer Hudson, Eric Saade, Maria Mena, Exile Atsushi and Kana Nishino.

One of his biggest successec came in 2011 with Slipmats reaching No#2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Jennifer Hudson and the hit single ‘I Got This’.