Louis Bell

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Louis Bell
Bell at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Background information
Birth nameLouis Russell Bell
Born (1982-05-27) May 27, 1982 (age 38)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • vocal producer
  • songwriter
  • mixing engineer
Years active2003–present
LabelsElectric Feel,Universal Music Publishing Group(UMPG)[1]
Associated acts

Louis Russell Bell (born May 27, 1982) is an American record producer, vocal producer, songwriter, and mixing engineer. Bell's work includes production for Post Malone, Camila Cabello, DJ Snake, 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Lorde and Taylor Swift.[2] A producer and writer specializing in various genres, Bell has 18 US top 10 hits to his credit, including seven number ones, all since 2018.[3][4] 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".[5]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

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.[6]

Career[edit]

In 2013, Bell moved to Los Angeles after signing with his manager Austin Rosen, CEO/Founder of Electric Feel Management.[7] After some time working together in the studio, Bell and artist Post Malone quickly realized they had a great chemistry, and the same vision musically.[6] The duo continued to work together on Post Malone's debut album Stoney and multiple singles including "Congratulations" that gained popularity in late 2015.[8]

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".[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

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".[12]

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.[13] He also reached number 3 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart, thanks to his five songwriting credits on the Hot 100.[13]

Bell signed an exclusive publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in January 2021.[14]

Production and songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Label Song(s) Album Production credit
2021 Justin Bieber Def Jam "Peaches" (feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon) Justice Writer
2020 Miley Cyrus RCA "WTF Do I Know"
"Plastic Hearts"
"Angels like You"
"Gimme What I Want"
"Midnight Sky"
"Hate Me"
Plastic Hearts Producer, writer
5 Seconds of Summer Interscope "Easier" (released in 2019)
"Teeth" (released in 2019)
"High"
"Old Me"
Calm Producer, writer, vocal producer
Ozzy Osbourne Epic "It's a Raid" Ordinary Man Producer, writer
A Boogie wit da Hoodie Atlantic "Me and my Guitar" Artist 2.0
Halsey Capitol "Without Me"
"Graveyard"
"Still Learning"
Manic Producer, writer, vocal producer
Justin Bieber Def Jam "Forever" (featuring Post Malone & Clever) Changes Writer, vocal producer, recording engineer
2019 Camila Cabello Epic, Syco "Cry for Me"
"Easy"
"Feel It Twice"
"Should've Said It"
"My Oh My"
Romance Producer, writer
French Montana Epic "Writing On The Wall" (featuring Post Malone, Cardi B, & Rvssian) Montana Producer, writer, vocal producer, mixer


Charlie Puth Artist Partner and Atlantic Records "Mother" N/A Producer, writer, vocal producer
Lana Del Rey Interscope Records "Fuck It, I Love You" Norman Fucking Rockwell! Producer
Taylor Swift Republic Records "I Forgot That You Existed"

"Afterglow"
"It's Nice to Have a Friend"

Lover Co-producer, co-writer, recording engineer, programmer
Charlotte Lawrence Atlantic Records, Gold Tooth Records "Why Do You Love Me" N/A Producer, writer, vocal producer
Post Malone Republic Records Tracks 1–12; including "Goodbyes" (feat. Young Thug) and "Wow." Hollywood's Bleeding 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
DJ Khaled ft Post Malone & Travis Scott Epic Records "Celebrate" Father of Asahd
2018 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
Camila Cabello
(feat. Swae Lee)
Epic, Syco "Real Friends"
(reimagined version)
N/A Producer, writer, vocal producer, mixing
Bazzi(feat.
Camila Cabello)
Atlantic Records "Beautiful" 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" The London Sessions 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 Executive 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

Accolades[edit]

Adapted from Grammy.[15]

61st Annual Grammy Awards

62nd Annual Grammy Awards

63rd Annual Grammy Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ @EFMGMT (November 21, 2017). ".@Variety #HITMAKERS edition on stands everywhere. congrats boys 🍾🍾" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Cea, Max (March 4, 2020). "Post Malone's Right-Hand Man Is the Hottest Producer in the World". GQ. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  3. ^ J. Horowitz, Steven (June 13, 2019). "How Louis Bell Went From Boston Basements to The Top of the Hot 100 With Post Malone". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Trust, Gary (November 25, 2019). "Post Malone's 'Circles' Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Billie Eilish's 'Everything I Wanted' Blasts to Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Writer/Producer Louis Bell Is Having a Historic Run in the Hot 100's Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "This is How Post Malone's "rockstar" Was Made". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "From 'Rockstar' to 'Havana,' Meet the Indie Management Label Repping Producers Behind Today's Biggest Hits". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Stoney – Post Malone – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "DJ Snake & Justin Bieber's 'Let Me Love You' Blocked From U.K. No. 1 by Another Bieber Song". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "Post Malone & 21 Savage Earn First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Rockstar'". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  12. ^ https://variety.com/gallery/varietys-2017-hitmakers/#!6/louis-bell
  13. ^ a b Zellner, Xander (July 2, 2019). "Louis Bell Hits No. 1 On Hot 100 Producers Chart". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  14. ^ Angermiller, Michele Amabile (January 13, 2021). "Post Malone Collaborator Louis Bell Sells Catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group". Variety. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  15. ^ "Louis Bell at Grammys". Grammy Award. November 2, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2020.

External links[edit]