Louis Bell

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Louis Bell
Bell at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Background information
Birth nameLouis Russell Bell
Born (1982-05-27) May 27, 1982 (age 39)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2003–present
Labels
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, Halsey, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, 5 Seconds of Summer, Taylor Swift, Juice Wrld, DJ Khaled, Kanye West and Frank Dukes among others.[2] A producer and writer specializing in various genres, Bell has 18 US top 10 hits to his credit, including eight 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 Song(s) Album Label Production credit
2021 Kanye West "Ok Ok"

"Ok Ok pt 2"

Donda Def Jam Producer, Vocal Editing
"Jail"

"God Breathed"

"Off The Grid"

"Hurricane"

"Praise God"

"Jonah"

"Believe What I Say"

"24"

"Remote Control"

"Moon"

"Heaven and Hell"

"Donda"

"Keep My Spirit Alive"

"Jesus Lord"

"New Again"

"Lord I Need You"

"Pure Souls"

"Come To Life"

"No Child Left Behind"

"Jail Pt 2"

"Jesus Lord Pt 2"

Vocal Editing
Maroon 5 "Can’t Leave You Alone" (feat. JuiceWRLD) Jordi Interscope Producer, Writer
One Republic "Forgot About You" Human Interscope
Swae Lee “In The Dark” (feat. Jhene Aiko) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (soundtrack) Marvel Music / Hollywood Records / Interscope Records
Post Malone "Motley Crew" Motley Crew (Single) Republic Records
24kGoldn "Love or Lust" El Dorado Columbia Records
DJ Khaled I Did It” ft Post Malone, Meg Thee Stallion, Da Baby & Lil Baby Khaled Khaled We the Best / Epic Writer
Justin Bieber "Deserve You"

"Hold On"

"Die for You" (feat. Dominic Fike)

"Hailey"

"I Can’t Be Myself" (feat. Jaden)

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


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

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

Lover Republic Records Co-producer, co-writer, recording engineer, programmer
Charlotte Lawrence "Why Do You Love Me" N/A Atlantic Records, Gold Tooth Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Post Malone Tracks 1–12; including "Goodbyes" (feat. Young Thug) and "Wow." Hollywood's Bleeding Republic Records Producer, writer, vocal Producer
Rich The Kid "Ring Ring" (feat. Vory) The World Is Yours 2 Interscope Records Producer, writer
Julia Michaels "17"
"Body"
Inner Monologue Part 2 Republic Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Delacey "My Man" (Louis Bell Remix) N/A Hitco Producer, vocal editing
Vory "You Got It" N/A Capitol Records Producer, writer
Juice Wrld "Fast" Death Race for Love Grade A Productions, Interscope Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Jonas Brothers "Sucker" Happiness Begins Republic Records Writer
"Used To Be" Producer, writer
Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen (feat. Fall Out Boy) "I've Been Waiting" N/A AUTNMY, Columbia Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Julia Michaels "Into You" Inner Monologue Part 1 Republic Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
DJ Khaled ft Post Malone & Travis Scott "Celebrate" Father of Asahd Epic Records
2018 21 Savage "all my friends" i am > i was Slaughter Gang, Epic Producer, writer, vocal producer, mixer
Rita Ora "Only Want You", "Hell of a Life" Phoenix Atlantic Records UK Producer, writer, vocal producer
Jaden Smith "FALLEN Part 2" The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story MSFTSMusic, Roc Nation Producer, writer
Lil Wayne (feat. Post Malone or Sosamann) "What About Me" Tha Carter V Young Money Entertainment Writer
Vince Staples (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) "Feels Like Summer" FM! Def Jam Recordings Producer, writer
Little Mix "Think About Us", "American Boy" LM5 Syco Producer
Future & Juice Wrld "Jet Lag", "Hard Work Pays Off" Wrld on Drugs Epic, Freebandz, Grade A, Interscope Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Post Malone & Swae Lee "Sunflower" Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack from & Inspired by the Motion Picture) Republic Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Jess Glynne "No One" Always in Between Atlantic Records UK Producer
Camila Cabello
(feat. Swae Lee)
"Real Friends"
(reimagined version)
N/A Epic, Syco Producer, writer, vocal producer, mixing
Bazzi(feat.
Camila Cabello)
"Beautiful" Atlantic Records Vocal editing
Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid "Eastside" Friends Keep Secrets Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records Vocal editing
Bebe Rexha (feat. Tory Lanez) "Steady" Expectations Warner Bros. Records Producer, writer
Why Don't We "Hooked" 8 Letters Atlantic Records Vocal producer
Tiësto & Dzeko (feat. Preme & Post Malone) "Jackie Chan" The London Sessions Musical Freedom Ltd. Writer, vocal producer
Kris Wu "Like That" Antares Interscope Records Writer
Dice SoHo (feat. Vory) "She Will" You Could Have M.W.A Producer, writer, vocal producer
Jess Glynne "I'll Be There" Always in Between Atlantic Records Producer
Preme (feat. Post Malone) "Jackie Chan" Light of Day RCA Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Post Malone "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 Republic Records Executive producer, writer, vocal producer
Khalid, Ty Dolla Sign & 6lack "OTW" N/A LVRN / Interscope Records Vocal producer
5 Seconds of Summer "Youngblood" Youngblood Capitol Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Cardi B "Thru Your Phone" Invasion of Privacy Atlantic Records Vocal producer
Shawn Mendes "Lost in Japan" Shawn Mendes Island Records Producer
Halsey (feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don) "Alone" Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Astrelwerks Producer
Camila Cabello "Never Be the Same" Camila Epic, Syco Vocal editing
"All These Years"
"Inside Out"
Vocal producer
"She Loves Control"
"Into It"
"Real Friends"
Writer, vocal producer
2017 Chris Brown "Hands Up", "On Purpose" Heartbreak on a Full Moon RCA Records Writer
Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) "Havana" Camila Epic, Syco Writer, vocal producer
Camila Cabello & Grey "Crown" Bright: The Album Atlantic Records Vocal producer
Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage) "Rockstar" Beerbongs & Bentleys Republic Records Producer, writer, vocal producer
Post Malone "Candy Paint" The Fate of the Furious: The Album APG, Atlantic, UMG Producer, writer, vocal producer
Kris Wu (feat. Travis Scott) "Deserve" Antares KRIS WU STUDIO Producer, writer
Lorde (feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) "Homemade Dynamite (Remix)" N/A UMG Writer, vocal producer
Kygo & Selena Gomez "It Ain't Me" Stargazing Sony, Ultra Vocal producer
Odesza (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair) "Line of Sight" A Moment Apart Counter, Ninja Tune, Foreign Family Collective Producer, writer, vocal producer
DJ Snake "Oh Me Oh My", "4 Life", "Let Me Love You" Encore Interscope Producer, writer, vocal producer
Selena Gomez & Marshmello "Wolves" N/A Interscope Writer, vocal producer
2016 Post Malone "Big Lie", "Deja Vu", "No Option", "Patient", "Congratulations", "Up There", "Yours Truly, Austin Post", "Feeling Whitney" Stoney Republic Producer, writer, vocal producer
"Money Made Me Do It", "Git Wit U", "Hollywood Dreams" / "Come Down" August 26

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result Ref.
2018 Best dance recording "Line Of Sight" Nominated
Best dance/electronic album A Moment Apart Nominated
2019 Album of the Year Beerbongs & Bentleys Nominated [15]
Record of the Year "Rockstar" Nominated [15]
Best Rap/Sung Performance Nominated[a]
Best Pop Vocal Album Camila Nominated[a]
2020 Album of the Year Norman Fucking Rockwell! Nominated[a]
Best Pop Vocal Album Lover Nominated[a]
Record of the Year "Sunflower" Nominated [15]
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated[a]
"Sucker" Nominated
2021 Album of the Year Hollywood's Bleeding Nominated [15]
Best Pop Vocal Album Changes Nominated[a]
Record of the Year "Circles" Nominated [15]
Song of the Year Nominated [15]

^[a] Grammy Award Winner Certificate-eligible nominations, as opposed to statuette-eligible.[16]

iHeartRadio Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2019 Producer of the Year Himself Won
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
2020 Producer of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Won
2021 Producer of the Year Nominated

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. ^ a b c d e f "Louis Bell at Grammys". Grammy Award. November 2, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  16. ^ Recording Academy (2020). "63rd Grammy Awards Rules and Guidelines" (PDF). Grammys. Retrieved June 4, 2021.

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