Babydaddy

Real Name:
Scott Hoffman
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Hoffman was born to a Jewish family in Houston, TX, he 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 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 Jake’s vocal and visual performances. The band logo was designed by Babydaddy, who has since said that "it was sort of the first couple of days, and we decided to record music, and Jake had the name on the tip of his tongue. He told it to me, and I made the logo the next day. It was sort of done and made sense. And then we performed."

Babydaddy is considered a bear by many members of the gay community due to his husky frame, beard and friendly demeanor. He unwittingly became a sex-symbol for other bear admirers after the launch of the Scissor Sisters' first album Scissor Sisters. He has even acknowledged this status by stating "Jake gets a lot of attention just by virtue of being the lead singer, but when the boys want a little beef, they come to me."

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 new single I'm Coming Up.
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Remix

Babydaddy - You Got Me album art VHS Or Beta You Got Me (Baby Daddy Remix) and 1 more… VHS Or Beta - You Got Me (Maxi) Astralwerks US 2006 Sell This Version
ASW 58788 Babydaddy - Astralwerks SXSW New Music 2006 album art Various You Got Me (Baby Daddy Remix) (as Baby Daddy) Various - Astralwerks SXSW New Music 2006(CD, Comp, Promo) Astralwerks ASW 58788 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Babydaddy - Promo Only // Alternative Club March 06 album art Various You Got Me (Baby Daddy Remix) (as Baby Daddy) Various - Promo Only // Alternative Club March 06(CD, Comp, Promo) Promo Only none US 2006 Sell This Version
ATOC 9003 Babydaddy - The Ones album art The Ones Superstar (Scissor Sisters Fallen Star Remix) The Ones - The Ones(CD, Album + CD, Comp) A Touch Of Class Recordings ATOC 9003 US 2007 Sell This Version
000662 Babydaddy - I'm Coming Up ! (The Remix EP) album art Amanda Lear I'm Coming Up (Special Ops Hello Dali Mix) Amanda Lear - I'm Coming Up ! (The Remix EP)(CD, EP) Edina Music, Outsider Music 000662 France 2010 Sell This Version
20052016 Babydaddy - Let Me Entertain You album art Amanda Lear I'm Coming Up (Interview) Amanda Lear - Let Me Entertain You(CD, Album + DVD-V + S/Edition) Boomlover 20052016 France 2016 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

SNIP5 Babydaddy - Comfortably Numb album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor SNIP5 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Take Your Mama album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama (Maxi, Single) Polydor UK 2004 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Scissor Sisters album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (Album) Polydor (2), Polydor (2) China 2003 Sell This Version
986 761-0 Babydaddy - Laura album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Laura(CD, Maxi, Enh) Polydor 986 761-0 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
FASC003 Babydaddy - Pop!Justice: 100% Solid Pop Music album art Various Mary (Junkie XL Radio Edit) Various - Pop!Justice: 100% Solid Pop Music(CD, Comp, Mixed, Spe) Fascination FASC003 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Ta-Dah album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah (Album) Polydor UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Olympia album art Bryan Ferry Heartache By Numbers Bryan Ferry - Olympia (Album) Virgin, Virgin US 2010 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Night Work album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Night Work (Album) Polydor Russia 2010 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Magic Hour album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour (Album) Polydor UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
WNRD2558 Babydaddy - Live In Victoria Park London 2011 album art Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters - Live In Victoria Park London 2011(DVD-V) Wienerworld Presentation WNRD2558 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Confident album art Demi Lovato Old Ways Demi Lovato - Confident (Album) Hollywood Records, Island Records, Safehouse Records (2) Australasia 2015 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Cry Baby album art Melanie Martinez (2) Training Wheels Melanie Martinez (2) - Cry Baby (Album) Atlantic US 2015 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Babydaddy - I Believe In You album art Kylie* I Believe In You (Original Version) Kylie* - I Believe In You (Single, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Ultimate Kylie album art Kylie* I Believe In You Kylie* - Ultimate Kylie (Comp, Album) Festival Mushroom Records Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Give Me The Night album art Xavier (6) Xavier (6) - Give Me The Night (Maxi, Single) 10 Records, 10 Records, A Touch Of Class Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
CDKLONE 117 Babydaddy - I Believe In You album art Jacquii Cann Jacquii Cann - I Believe In You(CD, Maxi) Klone Records CDKLONE 117 UK 2005 Sell This Version
513 9562, 50999 513956 2 9 Babydaddy - X album art Kylie* Photo Gallery (With Xclusive White Diamond Track) Kylie* - X(CD, Album, Enh + DVD-V, PAL + S/Edition) Parlophone, Parlophone 513 9562, 50999 513956 2 9 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Showgirl Homecoming Live album art Kylie* White Diamond Kylie* - Showgirl Homecoming Live (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Babydaddy - Live In New York album art Kylie* White Diamond Kylie* - Live In New York (Album) Parlophone 2009

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