The National Music Publishers’ Association will honor Diane Warren with its 2010 Songwriter Icon Award at the organization's annual meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on June 16.

The Icon Award recognizes outstanding songwriters who personify the vision of NMPA and the goals of its members. Former recipients include Kara DioGuardi, Amy Lee, Neil Sedaka and Jimmy Webb.

“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," NMPA president and CEO David Israelite said in a statement. "Her songs have topped charts, brought movies to life and made some of the biggest recording stars of the last three decades shine brightly. The publishing community takes special pride in honoring her, as she also owns her own publishing company,” Realsongs.


Warren’s songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in 6 Academy Award nominations, according to the NMPA. She has also 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.

Warren has written for iconic artists such as: Aerosmith, Elton John, Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, and Barbra Streisand. She continues to work with popular acts such as Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson among others.

More recently, Warren has developed Due Voci, a duo consisting of Kelly Levesque and Tyler Hamilton, who sing re-interpretations of her hits. PBS will air a Diane Warren special in June with performances of her songs by Due Voci and other stars.