IES SONGWRITER HONOREE
Diane Warren is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of our time. Her songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in six Academy Award® nominations. Additionally, she has been nominated for nine Grammys, (winning for the song “Because You Loved Me”), nominated for five Golden Globes, and has been named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year six times. Some of her big movie hits include “How Do I Live” performed by Trisha Yearwood for Con Air and also a chart-topper by LeAnn Rimes as well, “Because You Loved Me” sung by Celine Dion for the film Up Close and Personal, “Music Of My Heart,” performed by *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan for the film Music Of The Heart, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” performed by Aerosmith for Armageddon, and “Do You Feel Me” from American Gangster sung by Anthony Hamilton.
Diane works with popular acts, including: Justin Bieber, Snoop Lion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Akon, Jesse J, Emile Sande, Paloma Faith, Jennifer Hudson, Keyshia Cole, among many others.
During her impressive career, Warren has written for iconic artists such as: Whitney Houston, Cher, Aerosmith, Elton John, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Brandy, *NSYNC, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Mariah Carey, and Barbra Streisand, among many others.
Diane won the 2011 Golden GlobeAward for Best Original Song for the powerful ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” which is performed by Cher in the movie Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.
In 2012, Diane was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the song “Born To Be Somebody” from Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” album, and “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque, both in the category of Best Song Written for Visual Media.
She also wrote the song “I Was Here” for Beyoncé’s latest record, “4,” which hit number one on the Billboard charts. The video for the song was filmed at the U.N. to launch World Humanitarian Day, and it has reached over 1 billion people.
Diane most recently wrote the original song “Silver Lining” performed by Jesse J for the critically acclaimed, award-winning film Silver Linings Playbook. In addition, her song “Get Used To Me,” is performed by Jessica Mauboy as the end title to The Sapphires. Warren’s original song “Unfinished Songs” for the film Unfinished Song is performed by Celine Dion as the end-title. She wrote the original song “Bleed For Love” for the upcoming Fall release Winnie which is sung by the film’s star Jennifer Hudson.
Warren owns her publishing company, Realsongs; the most successful female-owned and operated business in the music industry.