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Rick Nowels
Birth name Richard Wright Nowels
Born March 16, 1954
Origin Flag of the United States Los Altos, California, United States
Occupation(s) Record producer
Songwriter
Website www.ricknowels.com

Richard Wright Nowels (born March 16, 1954 in Palo Alto, California)[1] is a record producer and Grammy Award/Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter who is known for his work with Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Dido, New Radicals Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle, Darren Hayes, Sonique, Jewel, Ronan Keating, Robert Miles, Tupac Shakur, k.d. lang, Joss Stone, Melanie C, All Saints, Craig David, Santana, John Legend, and many others. is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Altos is the name of several places, including: the former state of Los Altos, Central America, now divided between Guatemala and Mexico the city of Los Altos, California, United States the town of Los Altos, Tamaulipas, Mexico the town of Los Altos, Veracruz, Mexico Los Altos in Burgos Province... This article is about the U.S. state. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California), and... This article is about the U.S. state. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Grammy, Juno Award, ECHO and BRIT Award winning Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds a Portuguese citizenship. ... Aeneas recounting the Trojan War to Dido. ... The New Radicals were an American rock band active in the late 1990s, centered on front man Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all of their songs and was the sole constant member. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Belinda Carlisle (born on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California) is the lead vocalist, and a founding member of the all-female new wave band The Go-Gos, as well as a successful solo artist. ... Darren Stanley Hayes (born May 8, 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter. ... See: Sonique (artist), a british DJ and singer Sonique (media player), a media player for Windows Sonique Audio, an australian manufacturer of speaker systems This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For R&B singer Jewell Caples, see Jewell (singer). ... Ronan Keating (born March 3, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish pop singer who has had hits with boyband Boyzone and as a solo artist. ... Robert Miles (born Roberto Concina, November 3, 1969, in Neuchâtel) is an Italian record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... K.D. Lang, OC (or k. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Lancashire), also known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality best known as one of the five members of the English girl group Spice Girls, who was nicknamed Sporty Spice. As a solo artist... All Saints are a BRIT Award-winning English girl pop group formed in 1996. ... Craig Ashley David (born May 5, 1981) is an English R&B singer. ... Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. ... John Legend (born John Stephens on 28 December 1978) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...



Since 1987 Rick has co-written or produced over 50 top ten singles in the U.S and Europe. His biggest hits include "White Flag" Dido, "The Game of Love" Santana feat. Michelle Branch, "You Get What You Give" New Radicals, "The Power of Goodbye" Madonna, "Standing Still" Jewel, "Here With Me" Dido, "Inner Smile" Texas, "Life is a Rollercoaster" Ronan Keating, "One and One" Robert Miles, "Sky" Sonique, "I Turn To You" Melanie C, "Body and Soul" Anita Baker, "Heaven is a Place on Earth" , "Circle in the Sand", "Leave a Light On", "Live Your Life Be Free", Belinda Carlisle, "Rooms On Fire" and "I Can't Wait" Stevie Nicks. Kylie Minogue recently recorded one of his unreleased Madonna songs but has so far chosen not to release it. Rick has written and/or produced hits for Dido of which he produced "Here with Me" and "Hunter" for her debut No Angel album and co-wrote 5 songs on her 2nd album including the Ivor Novello winning "White Flag". His most recent collaborations include Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), Nelly Furtado “In God’s Hands” and “Somebody To Love” and All Saints “Chick Fit”. Heaven Is a Place on Earth is a song recorded by Belinda Carlisle, former lead singer of The Go-Gos. ... Circle in the Sand is a song recorded by Belinda Carlisle and released in 1988. ... Leave a Light On is a pop rock anthem written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, produced by Nowels for Belinda Carlisles third solo album Runaway Horses (1989). ... Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (pronounced ,[1]mɪnoÊŠg;[2] born 28 May 1968) is an Australian Grammy and BRIT award-winning pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... The following is a list of songs recorded by Madonna, but that were chosen not to be used on her Warner Bros. ... Aeneas recounting the Trojan War to Dido. ... Yusuf Islam Yusuf Islam (born July 21, 1948) was a British singer-songwriter. ... Yusuf Islam[1], formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Grammy, Juno Award, ECHO and BRIT Award winning Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds a Portuguese citizenship. ... This article is about the Christian holiday. ...


Recently Rick has written new songs with John Legend, Nerina Pallot, Ed Tracy and Sandie Thom. John Legend (born John Stephens on 28 December 1978) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot (born April 26, 1975) is a BRIT Award nominated British Singer Songwriter. ...


He plays guitar, keyboards and bass. He divides his time between London and Santa Monica, California.



He also has a ridiculously hot son named Tommy.


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Rick Nowels has a tried-but-true theory about his 20-plus years as a hitmaker.
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Nowels works with "whoever the most interesting person is, who would be fun to work with," but he adds, "there is a inspirational slant in hopefully everything I'm a part of.
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Rick Nowels is a Grammy award winning songwriter / producer who has worked with many of the most vibrant artists in contemporary music.
Prior to this Rick produced Dido's 'Here With Me' and 'Hunter' singles from her 15,000,000 selling 'No Angel' album; he co-wrote three songs with Madonna on her seminal 'Ray Of Light' album, including 'Power of Goodbye' and wrote and produced the Melanie C single 'I Turn To You'.
Rick Nowels is co-managed throughout the world with Tim McDaniel.
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