"My magic hour is the morning," thirteen-time Oscar nominated songwriter and juvenile delinquent from Van Nuys Diane Warren told THR. "All I cared about was writing songs. There was no Plan B for me."
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In November 2022, Diane became the first person primarily known as a songwriter to receive an honorary Oscar. It was presented to her by Cher at the Governor’s Awards held in Los Angeles.
_____________________ Click the photo to watch Diane Warren accept and address the audience following her Polar Music Prize win!
____________________ Grammy Award Incoming! Ally Brooke Taps Songwriter Diane Warren For New Music Ally is hard at work on her debut solo album. She semi-recently released a handful of singles sans her Fifth Harmony fam, and they performed decently. It’ll be interesting to see how things take shape once the singer’s new album is out.
About Diane Warren
DIANE WARREN: THE CAVE SESSIONS VOL.1
“I am writing new songs all the time, and I really think I’m writing my best songs right now,” says Diane Warren.
Her debut album Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1 is being released worldwide on August 27, 2021 via Di-Namic Records/BMG. Warren makes her mark yet again on the modern music world with this diverse album.
This collection of new original songs features some of the biggest worldwide artists, including Ty Dolla $ign, Maren Morris, John Legend, Luis Fonsi, Jon Batiste, Pentatonix, G-Eazy, Carlos Santana, Rita Ora, Sofia Reyes, REIK, James Arthur, Lauren Jauregui, Jimmie Allen, LP, Celine Dion, Darius Rucker, Paloma Faith, Leona Lewis and James Morrison.
“This album is like a microcosm of my career - writing songs in all kinds of genres of music for a wide range of artists. I just love writing songs that reach across all genres,” said Warren.
Warren handpicked all of the artists for the album carefully matching the right artist for each original song. One crucial element of Warren’s work is the freedom that she leaves for her interpreters to find their own direction with her material. “Each song is like casting a role in a movie. But in the end, I always leave it up to the artist and how they want to do it,” said Warren.
One of modern music’s most celebrated songwriters, Diane Warren has penned nine #1 & thirty-two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is tied for having written the most #1 songs as a sole writer in Billboard history. She has received 13 Academy Award nominations, is a Grammy winner with 15 nominations, Emmy winner and two-time Golden Globe award winner whose songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures. Recently, she won a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for the original song "Io Si (Seen)” from the 2020 film The Life Ahead.
She is also the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs, the most successful female-owned and operated business in the music industry. She is the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Growing up, Warren was obsessed with the music she heard on Top 40 radio. She started playing guitar at age 10 and soon began writing songs. By her early teens, her father was taking her to meetings with Los Angeles music publishers.
Some of the hits and notable songs that Warren has written throughout her career includes “Because You Loved Me” (Celine Dion) from Up Close and Personal, “How Do I Live” (Trisha Yearwood) from Con Air and (LeAnn Rimes), “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” (Whitney Houston), “Can’t Take That Away” (Mariah Carey), “Look Away” (Chicago), “Have You Ever” (Brandy), “Un-Break My Heart” (Toni Braxton), “If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher), “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (Aerosmith) from Armageddon, “I Was Here” (Beyoncé), “Til It Happens To You” (Lady Gaga) from The Hunting Ground, “Stand Up For Something” (Andra Day and Common) from Marshall, “I’ll Fight” (Jennifer Hudson) from RBG, among many others.
Almost four decades after kicking off her career, Warren remains an astonishingly prolific force.