Sandy Julien Wilhelm (born 22 April 1975 in Toulouse) better known by his stage name Sandy Vee, is a French music producer and songwriter. He gained much commercial and critical recognition for co-producing Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)", Katy Perry's “Firework”, and 8 songs on the David Guetta album One Love. He originally played bass in a variety of jazz, rock, and punk bands before gaining exposure to the underground DJ scene in France. He currently resides in New York City.
|Birth name||Sandy Julien Wilhelm|
|Born||22 April 1975|
|Origin||Toulouse, Occitania, France|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, disc jockey, music producer|
|Associated acts||Stargate, Katy Perry, David Guetta|
Sandy Vee won the Best Dance Recording at the 2011 Grammy Awards for Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)". He was also nominated in the category Album of the Year for Katy Perry's Teenage Dream.
Vee was DJing at the “Fuck Me I'm Famous” party at Pacha Ibiza when David Guetta approached him after a set and told him how much he loved his track Bleep. The two producers bonded and went into the studio to produce the song that would eventually become "On The Dancefloor" for will.i.am. However, according to Vee, "we discovered that not only did we work well together, but we worked fast... We figured there was no reason to stop, so we just kept going". This led to Vee co-producing 8 songs on Guetta's globally successful record One Love.
After the success with One Love, Vee became a desired name on the pop production circuit. Sandy went on to work with Norwegian production duo Stargate, who Sandy described their initial meeting in 2009 as: "I played them a few tunes I was working on at the time and they went crazy for one in particular...so we worked together and finished it". The first track the group worked on was eventually placed with Sean Kingston.
Stargate and Vee continued to work together, producing hits for Katy Perry ("Firework"), Rihanna ("Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M") and Ne-Yo ("Beautiful Monster"), Britney Spears ("Selfish"), and more. Sandy currently lives in New York where he has since his production credits increase exponentially with credits on records for Taio Cruz, Pitbull, Selena Gomez, Nikki Williams.
Number one singlesEdit
Grammy nominations and awardsEdit
2011: Best Dance Recording, Rihanna - "Only Girl (In the World)" (Won)
2012: Record of the Year, Katy Perry - "Firework" (Nominated)
2012: Album of the Year, Rihanna - "Loud" (Nominated)
2012: Best Dance/Electronica Album, David Guetta - "Nothing But the Beat" (Nominated)
Songwriting and production discographyEdit
|2009||David Guetta||One Love||"Gettin' Over"|
|"On the Dancefloor"|
|"I Wanna Go Crazy"|
|"If We Ever"|
|Katy Perry||Teenage Dream||"Firework"|
|"Only Girl (In the World)"|
|Ne-Yo||Libra Scale||"Beautiful Monster"|
|Sean Kingston||Single||"Party All Night (Sleep All Day)"|
|Kelly Rowland||Here I Am||"Commander"|
|Pitbull (feat. T-Pain)||Planet Pit||"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)"|
|2011||Alexis Jordan||Alexis Jordan||"Good Girl"|
|Nicole Scherzinger||Killer Love||"Wet"|
|Britney Spears||Femme Fatale||"Selfish"|
|David Guetta||Nothing But the Beat||"Where Them Girls At"|
|Bella||Single||"Nobody Loves Me"|
|Selena Gomez & the Scene||When the Sun Goes Down||"Middle of Nowhere"|
|Pia Toscano||Single||"Make You A Man"|
|2014||Enrique Iglesias||Sex and Love||"Physical"|
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- Stewart, Adam (10 February 2011). "Katy Perry Producer Sandy Vee Calls Grammy Nods 'Amazing'". MTV. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "SANDY VEE Garners Two Grammy® Wins for "Best Dance Recording" with Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)"". Mitch Schneider Organization. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)