Sam Hollander

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Sam Hollander
Birth name Samuel Hollander
Born New York City
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Pop, pop rock, dance-pop, electropop, hip pop
Occupations Songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Guitar, programming, vocals
Years active 1997–present

Sam Hollander (S*A*M) is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and/or produced hits for the likes of Train,[1] One Direction,[2] Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Carole King,[3] Daughtry,[4] Neon Trees, Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Coheed and Cambria,[5] Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Metro Station,[6] We The Kings, O.A.R., Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Tom Jones,[7][8] Hot Chelle Rae, Karmin, Big Time Rush, Chiddy Bang,[9] Kelly Rowland, Arrested Development and Hollywood Undead,[10] among others.

Personal life[edit]

The son of famed interior decorator & collector Judith Hollander[11] and José Limon Company dancer/Pratt Institute Professor Michael Hollander,[12] Sam was born in New York, NY and attended Fox Lane High School.[13]

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.[14]


Sam Hollander has written and/or produced 20 US Top 40 Pop Hits as well as numerous worldwide smashes. In 2008, he was named the Rolling Stone Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside Dave "Sluggo" Katz[15]

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

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