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Background information
Birth nameScott Hoffman
Born (1976-09-01) September 1, 1976 (age 44)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
GenresGlam rock, alternative, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, keyboards and piano, saxophone, guitar, vocals, banjo, melodica
Years active1999–present
Associated actsScissor Sisters

Scott Hoffman (born September 1, 1976), known by his stage name Babydaddy, is an American musician and the Ivor Novello Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, backing vocalist and composer for the U.S. glam rock band, Scissor Sisters. He is the brother of television personality Ben Hoffman, who co-hosted InfoMania on the Current TV cable network and created and hosted The Ben Show on Comedy Central.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Houston, Texas, to a Jewish family, Hoffman lived most of his childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, attending Henry Clay High School. He attended Columbia University, where he studied writing and music production, and subsequently worked in the field of dance music. He graduated from Columbia in 1999.[1]


He had previously met Jake Shears—then still known as Jason Sellards—through a childhood friend, and Hoffman asked Shears to provide vocals for his tracks. When Hoffman moved to New York to study writing at Columbia, the duo officially joined forces and took stage names to become the first two members of Scissor Sisters in 2001. At the time, the band was just a combination of Babydaddy's music and Shears's vocal and visual performances. The band logo was designed by Babydaddy. Since then, the band has grown and recruited further members, in the process expanding its original musical style to cover the rock, disco and dance music genres. Babydaddy plays a number of instruments including keyboards, guitar, bass and banjo; he and Shears are the main lyricists for the band. The two also wrote the hit single "I Believe in You" for Kylie Minogue, as well as the title track from her documentary White Diamond. Babydaddy has also co-produced with other artists including Tiga and Xavier and has produced remixes (alongside Jake Shears under the Scissor Sisters moniker) for Pet Shop Boys, The Ones and Blondie. In 2010, Babydaddy remixed disco icon Amanda Lear's single "I'm Coming Up".

In 2016, Hoffman produced and co-wrote alongside Dev Hynes and Nicola Roberts 'Ghetto Boy' for Tinashe's second studio album Nightride.


Year Artist Album Credit
2004 Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters Co-producer, Co-writer, Band Member[2] ("Laura", "Take Your Mama", "Comfortably Numb"(Pink Floyd Cover), "Whatever", "Mary", "Filthy Gorgeous")
2005 Kylie Minogue Ultimate Kylie Co-producer, Co-writer ("I Believe in you")
2007 Kylie Minogue X Co-producer, Co-writer ("White Diamond")
2010 Bryan Ferry Olympia Co-writer("Heartache By Numbers")
Scissor Sisters Night Work Co-producer, Co-writer, Band Member[2] ("Fire with Fire", "Any Which Way")
2012 Scissor Sisters Magic Hour Co-producer, Co-writer, Band Member[2] ("Only The Horses", "Baby Come Home", "Let's Have a Kiki")
2014 Betty Who Take Me When You Go Co-writer[2] ("Take Me When You Go")
Kylie Minogue Single Co-producer, Co-Writer[2](Crystallize)
Ferras Ferras (EP) Co-Writer,[2] ("Speak in Tongues")
Cheryl Cole

(Ft. Joel Compass)

Only Human Co-Producer, Co-Writer[2] ("Coming Up For Air")
Chris Brown

(Ft. Ariana Grande)

X Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Musician[2] ("Don't Be Gone Too Long")
2015 Escort TBA Co-Writer[2]("Helium", "Temptation")
Hurts Surrender Co-Writer[2] ("SOS', "Perfect Timing"
Evvy Single Co-Writer[2] ("Tidal Wave")
Laura Welsh Soft Control Co-Writer[2]("Break The Fall", "Betrayal", "God Keeps")
ALunaGeorge Single Co-Writer[2] ("Supernatural")
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Producer, Co-Writer[2] ("Training Wheels")
Demi Lovato Confident Co-Producer, Co-Writer[2] ("Old Ways")
2016 Sizzy Rocks THRILLS Co-Writer, Co-Producer[2]( "Bestie", "Boy", "Bad Kids")
SongBirds Kill Your Friends Soundtrack Co-Writer[2] ("The Sun Goes Down")
Betsy Fair EP Co-Writer[2] ("Time")
Ladyhawke Wild Things Co-Writer[2]("Another Planet", "Chills")
Frenship Single Co-Writer[2] ("Capsize")
Bright Light Bright Light Choreography Co-Producer, Co-Writer[2] ("Home")
Fantasia The Definition Of... Co-Writer[2] ("Wait For You")
Tinashe Night Ride Co-Writer[2]("Ghetto Boy")
2017 White One Night Stand Forever Co-Writer[2] ("This is not a Love Song")
The Great Indoors (Television Series) CBS Co-Composer[2]

Personal life[edit]

Babydaddy is gay.[3] He is the younger brother of comedian Ben Hoffman.


  1. ^ Johnson, Ben (February 2011). "The Subtle Maestro of Scissor Sisters". Columbia College Today. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Advanced Alternative Media".
  3. ^ Gareth McLean (September 25, 2004). "Sisters under the skin". The Guardian. Retrieved January 23, 2013.

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