Kara Dioguardi Biography
Kara Dioguardi Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American established author, singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music mostly in the pop rock genre. She has worked with many popular artists. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in political science.
For the past five years, she has been a Herb Albert Visiting Scholar at Berklee College of Music. Being one of the most successful contemporary songwriters in the world, Kara’s songs have appeared on more than 160 million albums. She has won 20 BMI awards for most performed songs. She also won BMI’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year award.
She has over 320 songs released by major labels. Her 150 songs are on platinum selling albums, and over 50 charting singles. Her credits include successes and collaborations with big names. She has worke with Pink, Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Faith Hill, Santana and more others.
As the Executive Vice President at Warner Brothers Records, Kara signed artists such as Jason Derulo. Her publishing company, Arthouse Entertainment, is praised of hits from Bruno Mars. Others include Carrie Underwood, Jason Derulo, Rihanna, Eminem, B.O.B.,Florida Georgia Line, and Jon Bellion.
Kara Dioguardi Age
She was born Kara Elizabeth Dioguardi on 9 December 1970. She is 47 years as of 2018.
Kara Dioguardi Family
She was born in Ossining,New York. She is the daughter of former Republican congressman, Joe DioGuardi. Her father was running for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Her mother Carol died in 1997 of Ovarian cancer after a 7 year battle. Kara had an eating disorder in college.
Kara Dioguardi Husband
She began dating Mike McCuddy in 2007. Mike was a teacher who turned to general contractor.The two met while he was working on a home adjacent to her property in Maine. After an year and a half of dating, Kara and McCuddy became engaged in December 2008. They married on July 5, 2009 in Prospect Harbor, Maine.Mike has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship.
Kara Dioguardi Baby | Son
She has a son with her husband, Greyson James Carroll McCuddy. He was born via gestational carrier on January 31, 2013. They made the decision to use a surrogate after years of infertility and unsuccessful in vitro fertilization attempts.
Kara Dioguardi American Idol Judge
She joined the hit Fox television show American Idol in 2009 as a fourth judge for the show’s eighth season This was alongside judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. She went back to Idol for its ninth season alongside Simon, Randy and new judge Ellen DeGeneres who replaced Paula Abdul. Paula had quit the show after contract disagreements. However, she left the show on September 3, 2010, and she did not return for the tenth season of Idol.
Kara Dioguardi Songs
She has written for films and television series,
- She wrote “Brand New Day” for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
- “We Rock” and “Play My Music” for Camp Rock
- “He Could Be the One” for Hannah Montana
- “Set This Party Off” for Jonas
- “Someone Watching over Me” for Raise Your Voice.
- She has also written ones that have been used as themes such as “Taking Chances” on Glee, “Come Clean” on Laguna Beach. Also The Real Orange County, “Autobiography” on The Ashlee Simpson Show and “Ain’t No Other Man” on Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
Kara Dioguardi Net Worth
She has a net worth of $25 million.
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Kara Dioguardi Awards
In 2003, She won a BMI Cable Award for co-writing and performing “Somethin’ To Say”, which was theme to the Lifetime Television series For the People. It starred Lea Thompson, Debbi Morgan, A. Martinez and Cecilia Suárez.
She has been awarded 15 BMI Awards for having co-written the most performed songs on the radio. She was then awarded the TAXI A&R award for Humanitarian of the Year at their annual Road Rally Convention.