Sam Hollander

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Sam Hollander
Sam Hollander jukebox romeos.jpg
Background information
Birth nameSamuel Hollander
BornNew York City
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Songwriter, record producer, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, programming, vocals
Years active1997–present

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, Panic! at the Disco, Train, Weezer,[1] One Direction,[2] Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Carole King,[3]Pentatonix, Daughtry,[4] Neon Trees,[5] Boys Like Girls, Cobra Starship, 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, Ringo Starr and Arrested Development among others.

Personal life[edit]

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 over 20 US Top 40 Pop Hits, as well as numerous worldwide smashes, including Panic! at the Disco's worldwide #1 "High Hopes".

His songs have been streamed over 4 billion times.

He was previously named Rolling Stone 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.

In 2019, he debuted at #3 on the inaugural Billboard Rock Songwriters chart, behind Elton John & Bernie Taupin.[15]

Selected discography[edit]


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  5. ^ Monster Island Recording notes & photo with Coheed And Cambria: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ MyPlay SonyBMG Metro Station article: Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Singer Tom Jones:
  8. ^ Bumps on the Humps, Tom Jones: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2013-01-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  13. ^ New York Times, 21 December 2012
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