Diane Warren is the most successful female songwriter of all time.

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When Diane Warren was a child, her music teacher said she shouldn't sing and called her tone deaf. Her own mother begged her to give up her dreams and become a secretary. Thankfully, Diane didn't listen…and became the most successful female songwriter in history.

Diane has been nominated for six Oscars®, four Golden Globes® and nine Grammys®. She has written hits for almost every major modern pop singer—Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige and Carrie Underwood!

In all, she has penned more than 90 top-10 hits. Her songs have been sold on more albums than the Beatles, Elton John and Elvis Presley combined—and her catalog of songs is worth $500 million!

Writing songs is no chore, Diane says. "It's breathing to me. I would die without doing it."
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FROM: The Secrets of My Big Success
Published on January 01, 2006

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