The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) will honor Diane Warren with the 2010 Songwriter Icon Award at the NMPA’s Annual Meeting in New York City June 16.
“The NMPA is thrilled to recognize a true living legend, Diane Warren, with the 2010 Songwriter Icon Award. For more than 25 years, Diane has written some of the most popular songs of all time, crossing genres and generations in an unsurpassed way,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite.
Warren’s songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in 6 Academy Award nominations. The Grammy award-winning songwriter has been nominated for 9 Grammys, 4 Golden Globes and has been named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year 6 times. In 2001, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Some of her big movie hits include “How Do I Live” performed by Trisha Yearwood for “Con Air” (and also a chart-topper sung by LeAnn Rimes as well), “Because You Loved Me” sung by Celine Dion for the film “Up Close and Personal,” “Music Of My Heart,” sung by ‘N Sync 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.”
Recently, Warren wrote an original song performed by Cher in the forthcoming pic “Burlesque,” starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. Film is due out November 24.