Nellee Hooper

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Nellee Hooper (born 1963, Bristol is a producer, remixer and composer, best known for his work with Björk, No Doubt, Madonna, Garbage, U2, Sneaker Pimps, Soul II Soul and Massive Attack. He has been behind some of the most successful and inventive dance pop music throughout the late 1980s and on through the 1990s to the present.


Hooper began his career as a DJ and as a member of the The Wild Bunch, the Bristol-based group that would turn into Massive Attack.

Between 1989 and 1992 he produced the debut albums for Soul II Soul ('Club Classics Vol. I'), Massive Attack (Blue Lines) and Björk ('Debut'), which in 1995 Mixmag magazine ranked the 31st, 1st and 3rd best dance albums of all time.

The 1995 BRIT Awards honored Hooper as Best Producer for his work on Massive Attack's 'Protection, Björk's 'Post' and Madonna's 'Bedtime Stories' albums.

In 1998 he won a BAFTA Award for his work arranging the score and soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's 'William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet'.

Hooper in the late 1990s set up the Meanwhile imprint, which is a subsidiary of Virgin Records.

Hooper continued to work steadily into the 2000s. He received a Grammy Award nomination in 2003 for his work on No Doubt's 'Rock Steady' and Lamya's 'Learning From Falling' albums. His other work has included producing the singles "GoldenEye" (1995) for Tina Turner, 'Under the Bridge' (1998) for All Saints, as well as providing remixes for artists like Janet Jackson and Sade.