'Strictly Ballroom' to feature music by composers Warren and Foster

'Strictly Ballroom' to feature music by composers Warren and Foster

SYDNEY, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Australian film and theater director Baz Luhrmann says he worked with composers David Foster and Diane Warren on the music for "Strictly Ballroom the Musical."
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- "Winnie Mandela," the bio-picture starring Jennifer Hudson as the title character, is set for release in U.S. theaters Sept. 6, producers announced.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Image Entertainment says it has acquired all U.S. rights to "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson, at France's Cannes International Film Festival.
New Broadway musical to feature Diane Warren's songs

New Broadway musical to feature Diane Warren's songs

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Broadway producer Dede Harris says she has optioned Diane Warren's song catalog and intends to use her songs in a stage musical.

Songwriter Warren writing Eurovision entry

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. songwriter Diane Warren says she is writing the lyrics for the British song entry in the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
Jennifer Hudson working on first album

Jennifer Hudson working on first album

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, who won an Oscar for her work in "Dreamgirls," said she is working on her first solo album.

New series inspired by Diane Warren

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lifetime Television has ordered a script for a drama inspired by hit songwriter Diane Warren from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment. The duo created the project, which was originally developed for ABC, with their television deal through

Teen singer staying true to her years

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Texas pop singer Paula DeAnda didn't want to sound any older than her 16 years on her debut album.

Songwriter Diane Warren moves into TV

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Prolific songwriter Diane Warren -- or at least her music -- is the inspiration for a romantic comedy being developed at ABC.

ASCAP to honor Kenny Chesney

NASHVILLE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Thursday named Kenny Chesney as the recipient of its highest country music award.

Uncle Kracker's album due out June 29

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Uncle Kracker's "72 and Sunny" album, due out at the end of the month, features reconciliation songs from the Detroit rocker's recent brush with divorce.

Kids' book by Rimes, hubby published

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Country teen idol LeAnn Rimes is coming of age, turning 21 Thursday and is in New York to launch the release of "Jag."

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Madonna, a music industry beacon for the past 20 years, is pointing the way toward a new cooperation between retail and online marketers.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tornadoes keyboardist Roger Lavern, who was born in 1938 (age 64); Jesse Colin Young in 1944 (age 58); Chris Dreja of the Yardbirds and Vanilla Fudge's Vincent Martell, both in 1945 (age 57); Paul Cowsill of the Cowsills in 1950
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
By United Press International
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Diane Warren
Raven, left, a cast member in the family comedy motion picture "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," poses with songwriter Diane Warren as they arrive for the premiere of the film at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California August 7, 2004. "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" opens in the United States August 11. (UPI/Maria Gutierez)

Diane Eve Warren (born September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American country and pop music singer-songwriter. As of 2006, her songs have received six Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, and seven Grammy Award nominations. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Her success in the US has been paralleled in the UK, where she has been rated the thirty-fifth most successful songwriter in singles chart history as well as the third most successful female.

She was the first songwriter in the history of Billboard to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time. Warren owns her own publishing company, Realsongs, which gives her control over her compositions. Meanwhile, her songs have been featured in more than 70 films or TV-shows listed on the Internet Movie Database.

Warren told NPR's Scott Simon that she got into trouble and ran away as a teen but returned because she missed her cat. "Music saved me," she said. Warren also has said that her own mother asked her to give up her dream of a songwriting career and take a secretarial job. However, her father continued to believe in her and encouraged her. She wrote the song "Because You Loved Me" as a tribute to her father for his encouragement.

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