Legendary songwriter Diane Warren talked about her intimate songwriting process, her humble origins and more on The Hollywood Reporter's "Magic Hour" video series, premiering Friday (Nov. 9).
"You don't have to be in love to write a good love song," Warren admits in the interview. "I'm proof of that. You just need to have a good imagination."
Warren has written songs for several films and countless prominent artists, including Cher, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and many more. With a career spanning more than three decades, she originally rose to prominence after writing DeBarge's 1985 hit "Rhythm of the Night." Her talents eventually caught the attention of legendary producer Clive Davis, whom she would end up working with most.