Bonnie Greenberg & Diane Warren
Diane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time. Her songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in 12 Academy Award nominations most recently for “Io Si (Seen)” performed by Laura Pausini for the Netflix film “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. She is a Grammy winner with 15 nominations, a two-time Golden Globe Award winner with six nominations and an Emmy winner. She has penned nine #1 and thirty-two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.
Diane’s songs have been sung by the most important musical artists of the modern era, including Celine Dion, Elton John, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Roy Orbison, Cheaptrick, and Starship. Peter Reichardt, former Chairman of EMI Music Publishing UK, credited Diane as "the most important songwriter in the world."
Her songs include “Because You Loved Me,” sung originally by Celine Dion; “How Do I Live,” sung by LeAnn Rimes; and “Io Si [Seen],” sung by Laura Pausini. All three songs have been nominated for Academy Awards. As of this writing, “Io Si” is up for the 2021 Academy Award.
In Summer 2021, for the first time in her career, Diane will release her own album, Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1 (via BMG), which will feature an all-star line-up of talent who will bring her songwriting and storytelling to life, including John Legend, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, LP, and Darius Rucker whose album cut “Times Like This” dropped November 10, 2020, as the album’s first single.
She is the sole owner of her publishing company, Realsongs.
Bonnie Greenberg is at the forefront of entertainment, integrating music and motion pictures for three decades. Bonnie is one of the founders of the Guild of Music Supervisors. As a top music supervisor, Bonnie has been involved in such motion picture classics as “Pleasantville,” “The Mask,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “What Women Want,” “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated.”
In recent years, Bonnie obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has turned her talents toward projects with a social justice theme. These projects include the documentaries “The Hunting Ground,” about sexual assault, “Cracked Up” about
childhood trauma, “RBG” about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and “The Life Ahead,” starring film legend Sophia Loren about the elderly.
Remarkably, three of the above “social justice-themed movies” include Best Song nominations written by Diane Warren—“Til It Happens To You” (with Lady Gaga), “I’ll Fight” and “Io Si” [Seen]” (with Laura Pausini).
Greenberg teaches music supervision for motion pictures at NYU Global and Carnegie Mellon MEIM program.
Bonnie’s new movie in which she music supervised, “4 Good Days”, about drug addiction, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis, also has an original song by Diane Warren, “Somehow You Do”, performed by Reba McIntire. It will be released later this month.