Diane Warren

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Diane Eve Warren
  • Birth Place: Van Nuys, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/07/1956, Virgo
  • Profession: Songwriter
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Diane Warren Fast Facts:
  • Childhood idols included songwriters Carole King, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller and Burt Bacharach.
  • Given her first guitar at age 10.
  • Received her big break in 1983 while working as a staff writer for producer Jack White. He asked her to write English lyrics to a French song by Martine Clémenceau. The result: "Solitaire," which became a Top 10 hit for Laura Branigan.
  • Has written songs for Aerosmith, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Cher, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner.
  • Wrote "Blame It on the Rain," the No. 1 Milli Vanilli hit that led to the duo's lip-synching scandal. 
  • Has written more than 100 songs that have charted on the Billboard pop charts.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • Supports many animal-related charities via the Diane Warren Foundation.
  • Diane Warren Relationships:
  • David S. Warren - Father
  • Diane Warren Awards:
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television - Winner
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • California State University, Northridge, CA (BA in Music, 1978)

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