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Kara DioGuardi

Grammy nominated, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and 2007 SOCAN Award winner Kara DioGuardi is American Idol’s newest judge. Kara has been awadred 10 BMI Pop Awards for having co-written the most performed songs on the radio. One of the industry’s most highly sought after songwriters and producers, DioGuardi’s songs have appeared on more than 100 million records.


From her catalog of several hundred songs, over 268 have been released on major lables worldwide; and over 168 have appeared on multi-platinum selling albums. Over her career, she has had nearly 40 international charting singles, and her songs have helped propel 46 albums to the Top Ten of the Billboard 200. Kara’s songs are continuously featured in major motion pictures, television shows, film soundtracks, and radio spots, as well as national commercial campaigns.


Kara’s songs have been recorded by Grammy award winning artists such as Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Santana, Kelly Clackson, Celine Dion, Pink, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, and Marc Anthony. Scores of major recording artists including Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Jonas Brothers, Leona Lewis, Pussycat Dolls, Hannah Montana, Natasha Bedingfield, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman, Daddy Yankee, Ashley Tisdale, Katharine McPhee, David Archuleta, Bo Bice, Clay Aiken, Jesse McCartney, Backstreet Boys, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Cheetah Girls 3, Demi Lovato, Camp Rock, Jessica Simpson, Jewel and Nick Lachey have recorded and released Kara’s songs. DioGuardi has achieved equal success internationally with hit singles for artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Anastacia, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Diego, Belinda, RBD, Eros Ramazzotti, Delta Goodrem, Darius, Thalia, and Martine McCutcheon.


Kara’s co-production credits include Kelly Clackson, Celine Dion, Santana, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Pussycat Dolls, Backstreet Boys, Katharine McPhee and Puddle of Mudd.


Kara is also co-owner of Arthouse Entertainment, along with Bug music who co-publishes her, where she develops and mentors fellow hit writers, producers, and artists. Within only 3 years of its inception, the multi-award winning songstress and entrepreneur catapulted her company to the ranks of #7 on Billboards chart of Top Ten national music publishers for the three consecutive quarters. She is also VP of A&R at Warner Brothers Records.

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