Percussionist, drummer, producer, and engineer Nellee Hooper is best-known for his work with Björk, No Doubt, Madonna, U2, Sneaker Pimps, Soul II Soul, and Massive Attack.
Born in Bristol, England, Nellee Hooper has been behind some of the most successful and inventive dance pop music throughout the late 1980s and on through the 1990s and to the present.
Hooper began his career as a DJ and as a member of the Wild Bunch (the Bristol-based group that would turn into Massive Attack).
In 1995 the Brit Awards honored Hooper as Best Producer for his work on Massive Attack's Protection, Björk's Post, and Madonna's Bedtime Stories albums.
In 1998 he won a BAFTA Award (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music) for his work arranging the score and soundtrack for Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann's Modern-Day Adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Hooper in the late 1990s set up the Meanwhile imprint, which is a subsidiary of Virgin Records.
Hooper continued to work steadily into the 2000s. He received a Grammy nomination in 2003 for his work on No Doubt's Rock Steady and Lamya's Learning From Falling albums. His other work has included producing the singles "GoldenEye" (1995) for Tina Turner, "Under the Bridge" (1998) for All saints and "Down Boy" (2002) for Holly Valance as well as providing remixes for artists like Janet Jackson and Sade.
Most recently he has worked with Gwen Stefani on her first solo album "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." and on U2's 2004 release "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb".