Kara DioGuardi is an American singer, songwriter and record producer famous for writing award-winning, internationally successful songs from hundreds of albums. Kara DioGuardi has worked with big names in the music industry including Celine Dion, Pink, Paula Abdul, Faith Hill, Santana, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Hilary Duff and other artists in the light pop-rock genre.
Kara DioGuardi has received numerous awards and nominations, including a 2003 BMI Cable Award for performing and co-writing “Somethin’ to Say” from the Lifetime TV series For the People and BMI’s “ 2007 Pop Songwriter of the Year” after receiving ten BMI awards in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 for having written the “most performed songs on the radio.” Also in 2007, Kara DioGuardi became a SOCAN Award winner and a Latin Grammy nominee for ‘Best Song’ from writing the Belinda single, “Bella Tracion”. With over 46 albums that reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s 200 album chart to date, it wouldn’t be shocking for Kara Dio Guardio to add more accomplishments and awards to her portfolio.
Kara DioGuardi’s talent doesn’t stop with song writing; she is also a co-founder of a publishing company called Arthouse Entertainment and contributes to the non-profit organization ‘Phoenix House’ fighting substance abuse. Being a co-writer of songs from Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Archuleta, Kara Dio Guardi has been given a seat on the judging table of the globally popular singing contest, American Idol.