1. ASCAP Founder's Award Recipient Diane Warren Reveals Stories Behind Her Biggest Hits

    May 16, 2017 1:53 PM EDT Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren is surely the only one who thinks she is not worthy of receiving ASCAP’s Founders Award. Warren will accept the honor, handed out to pioneering songwriters for their exceptional contributions to music, at the rights organization’s annual Pop Music Awards…

  2. Diane Warren to Be Honored With Founders Award at ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    February 23, 2017 2:40 PM EST Diane Warren , the five-time Grammy Award winning songwriter, will be honored with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Founders Award at this year's 34th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and…

  3. Behind Michelle Obama's Anthem 'This Is for My Girls': Diane Warren & Missy Elliott Exclusive

    December 15, 2016 3:50 PM EST Just over nine months ago on the morning of March 16, Michelle Obama  took the stage at the Austin Convention Center to deliver the keynote address at South by Southwest. Leading the hour-long session promoting Let Girls Learn , the first lady’s initiative to help the more than 62 million…

  4. Camila Cabello, Residente & More Artists React to Fidel Castro's Death

    November 26, 2016 1:55 PM EST From jubilation to toned-down reflective posts, Fidel Castro's death on Friday night (Nov. 25) caused an outpour of mixed reactions on social media from musicians, including Fifth Harmony 's Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, and Gloria Estefan .  Cuba's longtime communist…

  5. 'The Women Who Score' Concert Draws Big Crowds, Big Name Composers to L.A.

    August 20, 2016 9:37 PM EDT “Women composers are no longer invisible, they are no longer silent.” With those words,  KUSC executive producer Gail Eichenthal helped kick off “The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live,” Friday (Aug. 19) night’s concert featuring the music of more than 20 female composers as part of Downtown…

  6. Diane Warren On Kesha Performing 'Til It Happens To You' At Humane Society Gala: 'I Got Pushback'

    May 09, 2016 12:14 AM EDT The emotional high point of May 7’s Humane Society Gala in Los Angeles honoring Diane Warren came when Kesha sang a raw, emotional version of Warren and Lady Gaga’s Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens To You.” The idea for Kesha’s appearance came from Warren herself. Warren, a long-time…

  7. Kesha Gives Emotional Performance of 'Til It Happens to You' at Humane Society Gala: Watch

    May 08, 2016 10:30 AM EDT "Don't eat f---ing meat. It's disgusting," songwriter Diane Warren told an intimate audience while accepting the humanitarian of the year award at the Humane Society of the United States Los Angeles gala on Saturday (May 7). "Realize that when you eat meat, you'…

  8. Zendaya-Assisted App Will Let 50 Women Join Star-Studded 'This Is for My Girls' Video

    March 28, 2016 11:14 AM EDT Following her women's power anthem "This is For My Girls" which she recorded alongside  Kelly Clarkson , Missy Elliott , Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland , Chloe x Halle and Lea Michele , Zendaya  is now launching an app with MAKERS to crowd source the future stars of the song'…

  9. Michelle Obama's All-Star 'This Is for My Girls' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    March 16, 2016 4:52 PM EDT The charity cut features Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya & more. Who runs the chart? “Girls!" “This Is For My Girls,” a supergroup track from first lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn and #62MillionGirls initiatives, took over the No. 1 slot on the real-time Billboard +…

  10. Michelle Obama Says She Won't Run for President at SXSW Chat With Queen Latifah & Missy Elliott

    March 16, 2016 1:53 PM EDT Michelle Obama isn't just the White House's resident fashion inspiration -- the First Lady of the U.S. is making it her personal duty to bring education to young ladies around the world.  SXSW 2016: See Photos From the Fest For her special SXSW keynote presentation on Wednesday …

  11. Diane Warren Explains How Michelle Obama's 'This Is for My Girls' All-Star Anthem Came to Be: Exclusive

    March 15, 2016 8:15 PM EDT "It's kind of like 'We Are the World' meets 'Lady Marmalade' with these strong voices and strong women," the songwriter tells Billboard. First lady Michelle Obama and songwriting veteran Diane Warren unleashed the catchy female empowerment song "This Is…

  12. Sexual Assault Survivor Shares Her Oscars Experience Alongside Lady Gaga

    March 02, 2016 2:00 PM EST As Lady Gaga 's arms shot above her head, clasping hands with the fellow survivors of sexual abuse on stage alongside her, the Oscar audience Sunday night applauded with a standing ovation. Kate Winslet and Rachel McAdams cried. Leonardo DiCaprio clapped fervently. And Brie Larson…

  13. Diane Warren, John Williams and More Composers Talk Oscar Nominations & Performance Snubs at Pre-Academy Awards Event

    February 27, 2016 11:49 PM EST At Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon’s Society of Composers & Lyricists’ annual pre-Oscar cocktail party, J. Ralph, nominated for an Oscar this year for best original song, was too gracious to blast the Academy Awards for not allowing his co-writer/singer Anohni to perform their song “Manta…

  14. Los Angeles Italia Fest to Honor Lady Gaga, Diane Warren

    February 21, 2016 3:30 PM EST Diane Warren and Lady Gaga , who are nominated for the best original song Oscar for “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground , are among a rich lineup of Oscar nominees who will be honored at Sunday's (Feb. 21) opening night of the 11th annual Los Angeles Italia…

  15. Ask Billboard: Diane Warren's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    January 26, 2016 11:05 AM EST From Celine to Cher, and Aerosmith to Aaliyah, the songwriter has been a force on the Hot 100 for more than 30 years. Submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  16. Diane Warren to Judge College A Cappella Contest for Lady Gaga's Oscar-Nominated 'Hunting Ground' Song

    January 25, 2016 6:17 PM EST "It's a fantastic idea and the song is so healing, so the fact that it’s going back to colleges in this way is amazing," Warren says of "Til It Happens to You." Attention collegiate a cappella groups: Winning a contest inspired by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren 's…

  17. Diane Warren Responds to Linda Perry's Claim That Lady Gaga Didn't Write 'Til It Happens To You'

    January 18, 2016 3:03 PM EST Prolific songwriter Diane Warren has responded to fellow writer Linda Perry ’s claim that Lady Gaga didn’t contribute to the moving Hunting Ground song “Til It Happens to You,” which is up for best original song at this year’s Oscars. Diane Warren Reacts to Best Song Oscar Nom, Explains How…

  18. Oscar Nominations Lift Lady Gaga, The Weeknd on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    January 14, 2016 6:42 PM EST Hours after the Oscar nominations, three major pop stars reap huge returns on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart. Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, The Weeknd Score Oscar Nominations: See Full List Here Lady Gaga , The Weeknd and Sam Smith each scored their maiden nominations in the…

  19. Oscars 2016: Between Lady Gaga, Sam Smith & The Weeknd, Who Has the Best Chance of Winning?

    January 14, 2016 3:00 PM EST The Oscar voters got real when it came to the best original song category this year. For the first time in the Academy Awards’ 88-year history, songs from two documentaries are nominated: “Til It Happens To You” ( The Hunting Ground ) by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga , and “Manta Ray” (…

  20. Lady Gaga Salutes Sexual Assault Victims After 'Til It Happens to You' Oscar Nomination

    January 14, 2016 10:46 AM EST Thursday morning's (Jan. 14) Oscar nominations included Lady Gaga , who is up for best original song thanks to her work with Diane Warren on The Hunting Ground ’s “Til It Happens to You.”  She took to Twitter to celebrate her first nomination, which she views as a triumph for the…

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