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Louis Russell Bell (born May 27, 1982) is an American record producer, songwriter and mix engineer. Bell's work includes collaborations with Post Malone, Camila Cabello, DJ Snake, Steve Angello, Selena Gomez, Lorde and Taylor Swift.[1] A producer and writer specializing in various genres, Bell has fifteen US top 10 hits to his credit, including six number one's, all since 2018.[2] Billboard called Bell's impact on the top of the charts "historic" and labeled him "pop's most prolific, accomplished and untethered freelancer of 2019".[3]

Louis Bell
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Background information
Birth nameLouis Russell Bell
Born (1982-05-27) May 27, 1982 (age 37)
OriginQuincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • bassist
  • songwriter
  • vocal producer
  • mix engineer
  • voice-over actor
Years active2003–present
Associated acts

Contents

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Louis Bell was born on May 27, 1982 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 11 and used this skill to make beats with a keyboard and the audio software Fruity Loops, which led to him developing himself as a rapper and recording himself on the computer and eventually opening his own studio in Boston where he worked with dozens of artists.[1]

CareerEdit

In 2013, Bell moved to Los Angeles after signing with his manager Austin Rosen, CEO/Founder of Electric Feel Management.[4] Rosen introduced Bell to Post Malone's manager Dre London in 2015 to work on the production for another client when London asked Bell to work on Malone's song with 50 Cent "Tryna Fuck Me Over".[5] After some time working together in the studio, Bell and Malone quickly realized they had a great chemistry and the same vision musically and have worked together ever since.[1] The duo continued to work together on Malone's debut album Stoney and multiple singles including ""Congratulations" that gained popularity in late 2015.[6]

Bell's career took off in January 2016 when Justin Bieber visited him, Malone, and fellow producer Frank Dukes in the studio while finishing the Stoney album and the resulting product was the hit song "Deja Vu".[7]

In August 2016, Bell's first hit song, "Let Me Love You" by Justin Bieber, DJ Snake, and co-written with a longtime collaborator Andrew Watt, made its chart-topping debut.[8] Bell co-wrote and vocal produced the Frank Dukes & Metro Boomin co-production "Congratulations", Stoney's lead single, which debuted at Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart followed by "Rockstar", the lead single of Malone's second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, which held the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for eight straight weeks.[9]

Bell has also collaborated with numerous artists including PartyNextDoor, Tyga, Juvenile, Sugar Ray, Mike Stud, OMI, Joe Budden, Andrew Watt, and many more. Bell earned a spot on Variety's 2017 Hitmakers list for his work on Malone's "Congratulations", Kygo's collaboration with Selena Gomez's "It Ain't Me", and Camila Cabello's and Young Thug's "Havana".[10]

On July 6, 2019, Bell became only the second person to top Billboard's newly launched Hot 100 Producer chart. This was thanks to four Hot 100 charting titles, on which Bell is credited as a producer.[11] He also reached number 3 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart, thanks to his five songwriting credits on the Hot 100.[11]

Production discographyEdit

Year Artist Label Song(s) Album Production Credit
2019 5 Seconds of Summer Interscope Records "Teeth" 13 Reasons Why: Season 3 (Music from the Original TV Series) Producer, Writer
Taylor Swift Republic Records "I Forgot That You Existed"

"Afterglow"

"It’s Nice to Have A Friend"

Lover Producer, Writer
Charlotte Lawrence Atlantic Records, Gold Tooth Records "Why Do You Love Me" N/A Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Post Malone Republic Records "Goodbyes" (feat. Young Thug) N/A Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Rich The Kid Interscope Records "Ring Ring" (feat. Vory) The World Is Yours 2 Producer, Writer
Julia Michaels Republic Records "17"

"Body"

Inner Monologue (Part 2) Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Delacey Hitco "My Man" (Louis Bell Remix) N/A Producer, Vocal Editing
Vory Capitol Records "You Got It" N/A Producer, Writer
Juice WRLD Grade A Productions, Interscope Records "Fast" Death Race for Love Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Jonas Brothers Republic Records "Sucker" Happiness Begins Writer
"Used To Be" Producer, Writer
Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen (feat. Fall Out Boy) AUTNMY, Columbia Records "I've Been Waiting" N/A Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Julia Michaels Republic Records "Into You" Inner Monologue Part 1 Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
5 Seconds of Summer Interscope Records "Easier" TBD Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
DJ Khaled ft Post Malone & Travis Scott Epic Records "Celebrate" Father of Asahd
2018 Post Malone Republic Records "Wow." TBD Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
21 Savage Slaughter Gang, Epic "all my friends" i am > i was Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer, Mixer
Rita Ora Atlantic Records UK "Only Want You", "Hell of a Life" Phoenix Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Jaden Smith MSFTSMusic, Roc Nation "FALLEN Part 2" The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story Producer, Writer
Lil Wayne (feat. Post Malone or Sosamann) Young Money Entertainment "What About Me" Tha Carter V Writer
Vince Staples (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Def Jam Recordings "Feels Like Summer" FM! Producer, Writer
Little Mix Syco "Think About Us", "American Boy" LM5 Producer
Future & Juice Wrld Epic, Freebandz, Grade A, Interscope Records "Jet Lag", "Hard Work Pays Off" Wrld on Drugs Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Post Malone & Swae Lee Republic Records "Sunflower" Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack from & Inspired by the Motion Picture) Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Jess Glynne Atlantic Records UK "No One" Always in Between Producer
Halsey Capitol Records "Without Me" N/A Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Camila Cabello (feat. Swae Lee) Epic, Syco "Real Friends (Remix)" N/A Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer, Mixing
Bazzi (feat. Camila Cabello) Atlantic Records "Beautiful" N/A Vocal Editing
Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records "Eastside" Friends Keep Secrets Vocal Editing
Bebe Rexha (feat. Tory Lanez) Warner Bros. Records "Steady" Expectations Producer, Writer
Why Don't We Atlantic Records "Hooked" 8 Letters Vocal Producer
Tiësto & Dzeko (feat. Preme & Post Malone) Musical Freedom Ltd. "Jackie Chan" N/A Writer, Vocal Producer
Kris Wu Interscope Records "Like That" Antares Writer
Dice SoHo (feat. Vory) M.W.A "She Will" You Could Have Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Jess Glynne Atlantic Records "I'll Be There" Always in Between Producer
Preme (feat. Post Malone) RCA Records "Jackie Chan" Light of Day Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Post Malone Republic Records "Paranoid", "Spoil My Night", "Rich & Sad", "Zack and Codeine", "Takin' Shots", "Over Now", "Psycho", "Better Now", "Ball for Me", "Otherside", "Stay", "Blame It on Me", "Same Bitches", "Jonestown (Interlude)","92 Explorer", "Sugar Wraith" Beerbongs & Bentleys Exec. Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Khalid, Ty Dolla Sign & 6lack LVRN / Interscope Records "OTW" N/A Vocal Producer
5 Seconds of Summer Capitol Records "Youngblood" Youngblood Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Cardi B Atlantic Records "Thru Your Phone" Invasion of Privacy Vocal Producer
Shawn Mendes Island Records "Lost in Japan" Shawn Mendes Producer
Halsey (feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don) Astrelwerks "Alone" Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Producer
Camila Cabello Epic, Syco "Never Be the Same" Camila Vocal Editing
"All These Years", "Inside Out" Vocal Producer
"She Loves Control", "Into It", "Real Friends" Writer, Vocal Producer
2017 Chris Brown RCA Records "Hands Up", "On Purpose" Heartbreak on a Full Moon Writer
Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) Epic, Syco "Havana" Camila Writer, Vocal Producer
Camila Cabello & Grey Atlantic Records "Crown" Bright: The Album Vocal Producer
Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage) Republic Records "Rockstar" Beerbongs & Bentleys Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Post Malone APG, Atlantic, UMG "Candy Paint" The Fate of the Furious: The Album Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Kris Wu (feat. Travis Scott) KRIS WU STUDIO "Deserve" Antares Producer, Writer
Lorde (feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) UMG "Homemade Dynamite (Remix)" N/A Writer, Vocal Producer
Kygo & Selena Gomez Sony, Ultra "It Ain't Me" Stargazing Vocal Producer
Odesza (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair) Counter, Ninja Tune, Foreign Family Collective "Line of Sight" A Moment Apart Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
DJ Snake Interscope "Oh Me Oh My", "4 Life", "Let Me Love You" Encore Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
Selena Gomez & Marshmello Interscope "Wolves" N/A Writer, Vocal Producer
2016 Post Malone Republic "Big Lie", "Deja Vu", "No Option", "Patient", "Congratulations", "Up There", "Yours Truly, Austin Post", "Feeling Whitney" Stoney Producer, Writer, Vocal Producer
"Money Made Me Do It", "Git Wit U", "Hollywood Dreams" / "Come Down" August 26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "This is How Post Malone's "rockstar" Was Made". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Writer/Producer Louis Bell Is Having a Historic Run in the Hot 100's Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Writer/Producer Louis Bell Is Having a Historic Run in the Hot 100's Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "From 'Rockstar' to 'Havana,' Meet the Indie Management Label Repping Producers Behind Today's Biggest Hits". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Louis Bell Knew Post Malone's "rockstar" Was A Hit Before He Co-Produced It". Genius. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Stoney – Post Malone – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Louis Bell on Co-Producing Post Malone's No. 1 Hit 'rockstar': 'We Weren't Thinking of the Hot 100 at All'". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "DJ Snake & Justin Bieber's 'Let Me Love You' Blocked From U.K. No. 1 by Another Bieber Song". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Post Malone & 21 Savage Earn First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Rockstar'". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  10. ^ https://variety.com/gallery/varietys-2017-hitmakers/#!6/louis-bell
  11. ^ a b Zellner, Xander (July 2, 2019). "Louis Bell Hits No. 1 On Hot 100 Producers Chart". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.

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