Diplo Grammy

DIPLO-MANIA: Among the Grammy contenders for Producer of the Year, Diplo’s remarkably diverse portfolio stands out—the man powered Alex Clare’s breakout “Too Close” (Top 5 Pop and Hot AC, #1 PoMo, 3m sold worldwide); Usher’s million-selling, #1 Urban “Climax”; Justin Bieber’s “Thought of You”; No Doubt’s “Push and Shove”; Major Lazer’s “Get Free”; Snoop Lion’s “La La La”; and plenty more. Diplo will no doubt venture into more new territory soon. We’re just hoping he can help us get a letter of introduction to Snoop Lion’s dispensary. (1/10a)