Diane Warren


Diane Eve Warren (born September 7, 1956) is an American songwriter, musician, and record producer.

Warren's career was jump-started in 1985 with "Rhythm of the Night" by DeBarge. In the late 1980s, she joined forces with the UK music company EMI, where she became the first songwriter in the history of Billboard magazine to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time, prompting EMI's UK Chairman Peter Reichardt to call her "the most important songwriter in the world". She has been rated the third most successful female artist in the UK.

Warren has written nine number-one songs and 32 top-10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 including "If I Could Turn Back Time" (Cher, 1989), "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion, 1996), "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes, 1997), and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith, 1998). Two of the top 13 hits in the Hot 100's 57-year history were composed by Warren. She has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three consecutive Billboard Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, and has been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards. She has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her UK success saw her win an Ivor Novello Award when she received the Special International Award in 2008.

On June 21, 2022, it was announced that finally, after 13 nominations without a win, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would give her an honorary Oscar in November of that same year at the Governors Awards.

She controls the rights over her music through her publishing company, Realsongs. Her debut album was released on August 27, 2021.


August 2, 2022

Beyoncé To Change Offensive Lyric & Is Called Out By Diane Warren Over Song Credits | Billboard News

Queen Bey faced criticism for using the same ableist term that Lizzo removed from “Grrrls” and Diane Warren is feeling the heat from the BeyHive.

August 2, 2022

Diane Warren apologises after Beyoncé co-writing comments

Warren says she meant "no disrespect" by comments made yesterday about 'Renaissance' track 'Alien Superstar' having 24 credited writers The post Diane Warren apologises after Beyoncé co-writing comments appeared first on NME.

August 2, 2022

The-Dream Gives Diane Warren Lesson After Questioning Songwriting Credits on Projects Like Beyoncé's 'Renaissance'

The-Dream took to Twitter to educate Diane Warren after she shaded the songwriting process behind massive projects like Beyoncé's 'Renaissance.'

August 2, 2022

Diane Warren Says She ‘Meant No Disrespect’ to Beyoncé After Questioning Number of Writers on Her Songs

"How can there be 24 writers on a song?" Warren initially tweeted, sparking backlash.

August 2, 2022

‘I Meant No Disrespect’: Diane Warren’s Shady Beyoncé Tweet Sparks Debate About the Art of Collaboration

"Every collaborator who worked on this record should be celebrated,” Warren tells Rolling Stone

July 22, 2022

Jon Batiste, Pentatonix & Diane Warren Release Zesty Collab, ‘Sweet (Single Edit)’

The three stars – Grammy winners all – released the single on Friday (July 22).



July 22, 2022

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Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1

August 27, 2021

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She's Fire

July 13, 2021

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Times Like This

November 10, 2020

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I'll Fight

February 26, 2019

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(We Are All) Looking for Home

June 17, 2016

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