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Encyclopedia > Walter Afanasieff

Walter "Wally" Afanasieff (born 1958-02-10) is a Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter who started out as Whitney Houston's arranger, but rose to success co-writing and co-producing music with Mariah Carey. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, 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. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning American R&B/pop singer, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ...


He has also written and produced music for many famous singers such Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Céline Dion, Savage Garden, Destiny's Child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Kenny Loggins, Barbara Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Babyface, Lara Fabian, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban and many more. Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... For the album by The 69 Eyes, see Savage Garden (69 Eyes album). ... Destinys Child is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ... Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success[1] in 1986. ... Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953) is an American pop, rock, adult contemporary singer-songwriter and tenor known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing voice. ... Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Barbra Streisand on the cover of her album Higher Ground Barbra Streisand (born April 24, American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980)(IPA pronunciation: )[1] is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz on September 16 1968) is a Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter popular in Latin America for his salsa music and salsa monga ballads. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Lara Fabian on the cover of her self-titled English debut album Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter known for his mature and lyrical baritone voice. ...

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Life and work

Afanasieff was born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. His family is from Russia and moved to Brazil in the late 1940s. Together with his musical mentor (production-wise), 80s top-producer Narada Michael Walden, his first big production was the title track of the James Bond movie Licence to Kill sung by Gladys Knight. One of his biggest hits as a producer was the Titanic smash hit My Heart Will Go On. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... SP is a two-letter acronym that may refer to: Sans Pression (Québec Hip Hop group, one member is also known as SP) São Paulo (city) São Paulo (state) Sapeur-pompier (French firefighter) SaskPower (Canada) SATA Air Acores, IATA airline designator Scalable POWERparallel, IBMs SP and... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s - 130s 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 Note: Sometimes 80s is used as shorthand for the 1980s, the 1880s, or other such decades in different centuries. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, singer, songwriter. ... Flemings commissioned image of James Bond to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... Licence to Kill (released in the United States as License to Kill, but sold in the U.S. home video market with the British spelling) is the sixteenth film in the James Bond film series made by EON Productions. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer and actress. ... Look up Titanic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the highly popular 1997 film Titanic. ...


Afanasieff is a multi-instrumentalist; he plays drums, guitar, bass, and piano. He performs on most of his recordings (mainly keyboards, organ, piano, bass and drum-programming). In the large-scale arrangement he is known for producing, Afanasieff has worked with many well-known musicians and mixing engineers like Michael Landau (guitars), Nathan East (bass), Dann Huff (guitars), Mick Guzauski (mixing engineer), Greg Phillinganes (piano), and Bill Ross (string/orchestra arranger and conductor). The main productions took place at Afanasieff's own recording studios (Wally World) in San Rafael, California where he recorded mainly in digital. A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Michael Landau is a legendary session musician and guitarist who has played on thousands of albums since the early 1980s with artists as varied as Seal, James Taylor, and Miles Davis. ... Nathan (Nate) East born December 8, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a Jazz bass player. ... Dann Huff (born 1960) is a well-known singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer. ... Greg Phillinganes (born Gregory Phillinganes in Detroit, Michigan) is an active session keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. ... William Ross, a prominent producer and stage manager on Broadway, was born in New York City on 5 September 1915 and died 23 August 1994. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Saint Raphael Church, one of the citys most recognizable landmarks San Rafael (IPA: ; originally IPA: ), is the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. ...


Afanasieff spent the vast majority of his career creating music with Mariah Carey. He traveled and toured with her, playing piano live. He appeared in Carey's home videos talking about their creative process. After 1997's Butterfly album, Afanasieff and Carey reportedly had creative differences and were falling out. They have not worked together since, although on 2001's Glitter, Carey released one of the songs the pair had co-written during the Butterfly sessions, Lead the Way. After Carey's breakdown, E! Entertainment interviewed Afanasieff, who spoke highly of Carey, noting her hard work ethic and musical talent. Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Families Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is a insect of the order Lepidoptera, from either of the superfamilies Hesperioidea (the skippers) or Papilionoidea (all other butterflies). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Glitter (Mariah Carey album). ... E! (Entertainment Television) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Work ethic is a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence. ...


Beneath the senior portrait in his high school yearbook, Afanasieff wrote that his goal was to "write and play better than Keith Emerson" of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. A portrait is a painting, photograph, or other artistic representation of a person or object. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually as a report or summary of statistics or facts. ... Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944) is a British keyboard player and composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Walter Afanasieff currently resides in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California with his girlfriend Katie Cazorla. He has three children: Christina, Isabella, and Andrei. The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of the City of Los Angeles, California, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse range of the Santa Monica Mountains, which extends from the Los Feliz District and Hollywood, on the south side of the Valley, to Pacific Coast... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  465. ...


Notable discographies

Mariah Carey discography

Mariah Carey

Emotions Love Takes Time is a pop song performed by singer Mariah Carey. ...

  • And You Don't Remember (co-written and co-produced)
  • Can't Let Go (co-written and co-produced)
  • If It's Over (co-produced)
  • So Blessed (co-produced)
  • Till the End of Time (co-written and co-produced)
  • The Wind (co-produced)

MTV Unplugged Cant Let Go was the second single released from Mariah Careys second album, Emotions in the fourth quarter of 1991 in the USA and the first quarter of 1992 internationally. ... If Its Over is a song written and produced by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey for her second album, Emotions. ...

Music Box Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ...

  • Dreamlover (co-produced)
  • Hero (co-written and co-produced)
  • Anytime You Need a Friend (co-written and co-produced)
  • Music Box (co-written and co-produced)
  • Without You (co-produced)
  • Just to Hold You Once Again (co-written and co-produced)
  • All I've Ever Wanted (co-written and co-produced)
  • Everything Fades Away (co-written and co-produced)

Merry Christmas Dreamlover is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, Dave Hall and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Careys fourth album Music Box (1993). ... Hero is a pop song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Careys fourth album Music Box (1993). ... Anytime You Need a Friend is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff for Careys fourth album, Music Box. ... Without You is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice (1970), and written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans and produced by Geoff Emerick. ...

Daydream Autograph of the carol by Gruber Silent Night (Stille Nacht) is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. ... All I Want for Christmas Is You is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Careys fifth album Merry Christmas (1994). ... O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem Minuit, chrétiens by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), an accomplished amateur. ... Miss You Most (at Christmas Time) is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey for her fifth album, Merry Christmas. ... Joy to the World is one of the best-known and best-loved of Christmas carols. ... Jesus Born on This Day is a song written and produced by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded by Carey for her fifth album, Merry Christmas. ... Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a Christmas song. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a Christmas hymn or carol written by Charles Wesley, the brother of John Wesley. ... Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Latin for Glory to God in the highest) is the title and beginning of the great doxology (song of praise) used in the Roman Catholic Mass and, in translation, in the services of many other Christian churches. ...

  • Underneath the Stars (co-written and co-produced)
  • One Sweet Day (co-written and co-produced)
  • Open Arms (co-produced)
  • I Am Free (co-written and co-produced)
  • When I Saw You (co-written and co-produced)
  • Forever (co-written and co-produced)
  • Looking In (co-written and co-produced)

Butterfly It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Daydream (album). ... One Sweet Day is a song recorded by American singer Mariah Carey and quartet Boyz II Men and co-written by Carey, Walter Afanasieff and Boyz II Men members Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Michael McCary. ... Open Arms is the name of a hit single from Journey. ... Forever was the fifth single from Mariah Careys 6th album, Daydream. ...

  • Butterfly (co-written and co-produced)
  • My All (co-written and co-produced)
  • Fourth of July (co-written and co-produced)
  • Close My Eyes (co-written and co-produced)
  • Whenever You Call (co-written and co-produced)
  • Outside (co-written and co-produced)

Rainbow This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... My All is a song written by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff for Careys seventh album, Butterfly. ... Whenever You Call was the sixth and final single from Mariah Careys seventh album, Butterfly. ...

Glitter Thank God I Found You is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Careys sixth studio album Rainbow (1999). ...

  • Lead the Way (co-written and co-produced)

Miscellaneous songs

Never Too Far/Hero Medley is a medley recorded by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and released as a single in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ...

Céline Dion discography

Celine Dion (album) Céline Dion is the 1992 eponymous album by pop singer Céline Dion. ...

The Colour Of My Love Beauty and the Beast is the main song from the soundtrack of the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. ... Nothing Broken But My Heart is the single from Céline Dions eponymous album (1992). ... The Colour of My Love was Céline Dions third English-language album. ...

  • Love Doesn't Ask Why (produced)

Let's Talk About Love Lets Talk About Love was the last English-language music album to be released by Canadian singer Céline Dion before her two year hiatus. ...

  • My Heart Will Go On (co-produced)
  • Tell Him (co-written and co-produced)
  • Immortality (co-produced)

A New Day Has Come My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the highly popular 1997 film Titanic. ... A New Day Has Come is a music album by Céline Dion. ...

A New Day Has Come is the first single from Celine Dions comeback album A New Day Has Come, released March 2002. ...

Ricky Martin discography

  • She Bangs (co-written and co-produced)
  • Nobody Wants To Be Lonely (co-produced)

Josh Groban discography

Josh Groban (co-produced with David Foster) Josh Groban is the eponymous first album of singer Josh Groban. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Gira con me questa notte (produced and arranged)
  • Un Amore per Sempre (wrote music)

Closer Closer is the second studio album and third overall album by vocalist Josh Groban. ...

  • Per Te (co-written with Josh Groban, produced)
  • You're the Only Place (bonus track on internet edition only, co-written with Billy Mann)
  • Broken Vow (co-written and originally performed by Lara Fabian)

With You billymann (real name: William Isaiah Erlichman) is a songwriter and record producer. ... Lara Fabian on the cover of her self-titled English debut album Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ...

  • With You (co-written with Josh Groban, produced)

Jessica Simpson discography

Irresistible

  • When You Told Me You Loved Me
  • To Fall in Love Again

Lara Fabian discography

Lara Fabian

  • You are my heart (co-written)
  • You're not from here (co-written)
  • Broken Vow (co-written)

A Wonderful Life

  • Walk Away (co-written with Kara DioGuardi)

Kathaine McPhee discography

Katharine McPhee [Self-titled]

  • Ordinary World (co-wrote and produced)

Other recordings

  • O Come All Ye Faithful (produced)

See also

References

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    SingerUniverse Magazine - Walter Afanasieff "Hero" Article (624 words)
    Walter Afanasieff has been widely regarded as a top record producer and songwriter over the past decade.
    "Hero" was written by Afanasieff and Carey in 1992, and was originally conceived as a theme song for the movie, Hero (starring Dustin Hoffman), which would potentially be sung by Gloria Estefan.
    Afanasieff produced "Hero" with Carey, and he performed all of the music tracks.
    Walter Afanasieff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
    Walter "Wally" Afanasieff (born Feb 10, 1958) is a grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter who started out as Whitney Houston's arranger but rose to success co-writing and co-producing music with Mariah Carey.
    Afanasieff is working with a young Hungarian talent, Linda Kiraly, whose international album is to be released early 2007.
    Beneath the senior portrait in his high school yearbook, Afanasieff wrote that his goal was to write and play better than Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
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