David Porter

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David Porter (born November 21, 1941) is an American record producer, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Porter was a 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee with catalog sales exceeding 300 million units. He is best known for songwriting credits including Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" (1968 Grammy Winner), Mariah Carey "Dreamlover" (1993 Grammy Winner), Will Smith's "Get Jiggy Wit It" (1999 Grammy Winner), Sam and Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'", and Biggie Smalls "Who Shot Ya?". He is also founder of Memphis-based The Consortium MMT. Porter has over 1700 songwriter/composer credits for a range of artists including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Celine Dion, Otis Redding, Drake, ZZ Top, Tom Jones, Ted Nugent, Bonnie Raitt, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, Patsy Cline, Albert King and Eurythmics.