Sam Hollander

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Sam Hollander (S*A*M) is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and/or produced hits for the likes of Fitz and the Tantrums, Train, Weezer, [1] One Direction,[2] , Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Carole King,[3] Daughtry,[4] Neon Trees, Cobra Starship, Panic! at the Disco, 3OH!3, Coheed and Cambria,[5] Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Metro Station,[6] We The Kings, Olly Murs, O.A.R., Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Tom Jones,[7][8] Hot Chelle Rae, Karmin, Chiddy Bang,[9] Kelly Rowland, and Arrested Development among others.

Sam Hollander
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Background information
Birth name Samuel Hollander
Born New York City
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Guitar, programming, vocals
Years active 1997–present

Personal life

The son of famed interior decorator & collector Judith Hollander[10] and José Limon Company dancer/Pratt Institute Professor Michael Hollander,[11] Sam was born in New York, NY and attended Fox Lane High School.[12]

He is a nephew of American poet John Hollander who died in 2013. In December 2013, Sam wrote an obituary dedicated to his uncle in the New York Times entitled My uncle, the poet and the pop star.[13]


Sam Hollander has written and/or produced 21 US Top 40 Pop Hits as well as numerous worldwide smashes.

In 2008, he was named Rolling Stone Magazine’s Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside Dave "Sluggo" Katz[14]

He served as a Governor of the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYs) from 2011 to 2013.

He currently serves on the LA Advisory Board for Musicians On Call.

In 2012, he was the Music Producer for the NBC TV show Smash, for which he produced the Emmy-nominated song, "I Heard Your Voice In A Dream."

He is the co-founder of the Sony Masterworks holiday supergroup, Band of Merrymakers.

Selected discography


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