Chico Bennett

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Chico Bennett is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He has written, produced and/or remixed for Madonna (entertainer), Lady Gaga, The Killers, Hilary Duff, Usher (entertainer), Nelly Furtado and Destiny's Child.

A musician’s musician, Chico Bennett started his career in his early teens when he attracted the attention of music legend Prince, who gave him his first production job at the age of 19. Since that first production, Chico has continued writing, producing and remixing hits.

In 2000 Chico began developing music projects with w super DJ/Producer/Remixer Richard Vission. This proved to be such a great fit that the two soon formed a partnership. Among their other accomplishments, Bennett and Vission were nominated for a Grammy Award for Remixer Of The Year in 2001. That same year Chico began working with actress Hilary Duff (Lizzy McGuire). The actress had never recorded before but wanted to try her hand at it. Chico became a central player in Team Hilary and in the making of all her records and movie soundtrack work.

In 2003, Bennett founded the music production company Zero 1 Entertainment, Inc and Snaptime Music Publishing to develop new artist projects. Through Zero 1 Entertainment, Bennett has developed new artists Stranger Days, J1, Brig Feltus, and Kodi Hill. Always the musical chameleon, Chico has since worked with R&B Superstar Usher, Pop/Rock Princesses The Veronicas, Los Angeles Rap Artist Mann, and Mega Superstar Britney Spears to name a few.

In 2008 launched the label Captive Libertine Recordings, Inc. with artist Brig Feltus. [1]

In early 2013 Chico Bennett and writing/production partner Richard Vission developed the pop group WTF (W3 The Future) who were signed to Young Money Records in the summer of 2013. Immediately following the WTF signing, Bennett and Vission, along with songwriter David “DQ” Quinones (Beyoncé’s “Halo”), collaborated on the development of hot new buzz artists My Crazy Girlfriend. The group signed to Capitol Records late 2013.

Select discography (writing/production/remix)[edit]

  1. Don't Cry
  2. Body Ache
  1. Galaxy
  1. Sexy And You Know It
  1. I'm a Woman
  2. Clip His Wings
  1. Tonight (I'm F**kin You)
  1. Bad Romance"
  1. Meet Me Halfway - Richard Vission Solmatic Remix
  1. Silly Boy - Silly Boy (Remixes)
  1. Just Dance - Richard Vission Remixes
  1. Apologize Richard Vission Remixes
  1. The Way I Are - Richard Vission Remixes
  1. I Kissed a Girl
  • Weezer
  1. Troublemaker
  1. Bottle Pop
  2. Stickwitu
  1. Rockstar
  1. Never Stop
  2. Dignity
  3. Between You and Me
  4. Happy
  5. Outside Of You
  6. Any Other Day
  7. I Am
  8. Party Up
  9. Jericho
  10. Anywhere but Here
  11. The Little Voice
  12. Metamorphosis
  13. Why Not
  14. What Dreams Are Made Of ("Lizzie McGuire Soundtrack")
  1. Girl in the Band ("Lizzie McGuire Soundtrack")
  • RBD
  1. Besame Sin Miedo
  1. Sexy Back
  1. Maneater
  2. Promiscuous
  3. Turn off the Light
  1. Crazy
  1. Coming Undone
  • She Wants Revenge
  1. Tear You Apart
  1. Caught Up
  2. You’ll Be In My Heart
  1. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
  1. Mr. Brightside
  • Bravery
  1. Fearless
  1. Stolen Car
  1. Take My Breath Away
  1. Never Let Me Down
  • Paulina Rubio
  1. Dame Tu Amour
  1. Not In Love
  1. Hollywood
  2. What It Feels Like For A Girl
  3. Don't Tell Me
  4. Music
  5. American Pie
  • Filter
  1. Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Adrenaline
  1. Damn, That DJ Made My Day
  2. Shut The F*** Up And Dance
  • Felix The House Cat
  1. Madam Hollywood
  1. Bootylicious
  • Ira Levi
  1. What Is Love
  • Ta Gana
  1. More
  2. Anything
  3. Dance floor
  4. More Save The Last Dance
  • Donika
  1. Ain't What I Expected
  • Jeymes
  1. Ashes to Ashes
  • Groove Junkies/ Mijan
  1. Music Is Life [2]
  1. Don't Cry

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