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One of many pseudonyms of Norman Cook, who was born "Quentin Cook" in Bromley, Kent, England.

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Legal name: Norman Cook

Also performs as: Brighton Port Authority

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Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook on 16 July 1963), also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records as Fatboy Slim also helped to popularise the big beat genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.

Cook first rose to fame in the 1980s as the bassist of the indie rock band The Housemartins who scored a UK number-one single with their a capella cover of Isley-Jasper-Isley's "Caravan of Love". After the band split, Cook formed Beats International whose d├ębut album spawned their signature hit, "Dub Be Good to Me" which was another UK number-one as well as going on to become the seventh best-selling single of 1990 in the UK. Cook then went on to join numerous other acts including Freak Power, Pizzaman and The Mighty Dub Katz to moderate success.

Cook adopted the Fatboy Slim moniker in 1996 and released Better Living Through Chemistry to critical acclaim. Follow ups You've Come a Long Way, Baby and Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, as well as their associated singles including "The Rockafeller Skank", "Praise You", "Right Here Right Now" and "Weapon of Choice" were also met with positive reviews and commercial success.

In 2008, Cook founded a project called The Brighton Port Authority. Cook has been responsible for successful remixes for Cornershop, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest and Wildchild.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Better Living Through Chemistry Fatboy Slim 3.5 8
1998 You've Come a Long Way, Baby Fatboy Slim 4.5 17
2000 Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars Fatboy Slim 4.5 7
2004 Palookaville Fatboy Slim 3.65 4
2010 Here Lies Love David Byrne & Fatboy Slim 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 On the Floor at the Boutique Compilation Fatboy Slim 4 4
1999 Essential Millennium Compilation Pete Tong / Fatboy Slim / Paul Oakenfold 1
2000 The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection Compilation Fatboy Slim 1
2001 A Break From the Norm Compilation Fatboy Slim 4 2
2002 Live on Brighton Beach Compilation Fatboy Slim 3 2
2002 Big Beach Boutique II Compilation Fatboy Slim and Midfield General 4 1
2005 Bondi Beach New Years Eve '06 Compilation Fatboy Slim 4 1
2006 Why Try Harder: The Greatest Hits Compilation Fatboy Slim 11
2007 LateNightTales: Fatboy Slim Compilation Fatboy Slim 5 3
2007 Incredible Adventures in Brazil Compilation Fatboy Slim 1
2009 Dance Bitch Compilation Fatboy Slim 1
2010 Best of the Bootlegs Compilation Fatboy Slim 2
2014 Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil Compilation Fatboy Slim 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Essential Selection, Volume One DJ-mix Fatboy Slim & Paul Oakenfold 1
2012 Dance Harder Bitch DJ-mix Fatboy Slim 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 The Signature Series, Volume 1: Fatboy Slim's Greatest Remixes Remix Fatboy Slim 3
2007 The Greatest Hits Remixed Remix Fatboy Slim 5 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Everybody Needs a 303 Fatboy Slim 4
1996 Going Out of My Head / Michael Jackson Fatboy Slim 2
1996 Punk to Funk Fatboy Slim 2
1998 Gangster Trippin Fatboy Slim 3
1998 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim 5
1998 Praise You Fatboy Slim 6
1999 Right Here, Right Now Fatboy Slim 3
1999 Build It Up, Tear It Down Fatboy Slim 1
2000 Sunset (Bird of Prey) Fatboy Slim 6
2000 Demons Fatboy Slim 3
2001 Star 69 Fatboy Slim 4
2001 Ya Mama / Song for Shelter Fatboy Slim 4
2001 Drop The Hate Fatboy Slim 1
2001 Star 69 (What the F**K) / Weapon of Choice Fatboy Slim 3
2001 Ya Mama Fatboy Slim 2
2002 Retox Fatboy Slim 1
2003 Santa Cruz Fatboy Slim 1
2004 Slash Dot Dash Fatboy Slim 3
2004 Wonderful Night Fatboy Slim 2
2005 The Joker Fatboy Slim 5
2005 El Bebe Masoquista Fatboy Slim 1
2006 That Old Pair of Jeans Fatboy Slim 2
2006 Champion Sound Fatboy Slim 3
2007 What the Fuck Fatboy Slim vs. Funkagenda 2
2009 Praise You 2009 Fedde Le Grand vs. Fatboy Slim 1
2009 Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim vs. Koen Groeneveld 1
2010 The Bootlegs, Volume 4.5 Fatboy Slim 1
2010 Weapon of Choice 2010 Fatboy Slim 1

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