Kara DioGuardi

Rhythm and blues, Composer

1970 –

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Who is Kara DioGuardi?

Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; Total albums on which her songs have appeared exceeds 159 million worldwide. DioGuardi is a Grammy nominated writer, 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio.

DioGuardi served as a judge on American Idol for its eighth and ninth seasons. Her contract was not renewed for the next season. In 2008, she was appointed to the position of executive vice president of talent development at Warner Bros. Records, and has signed acts such as Jason DerĂ¼lo and Iyaz. In 2011, she was a head judge on the Bravo singer-songwriter competition series Platinum Hit.

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Born
Dec 9, 1970
Ossining
Also known as
  • Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi
  • DioGuardi, Kara
Parents
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Albanian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Duke University
    Political Science
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Employment
  • Sports Anchor, KVII-TV
  • Advertising Sales, Prometheus Global Media
Lived in
  • Ossining

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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