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Can you imagine booking Dionne Warwick for your special event – we can make it happen! – we are a booking agent for Dionne Warwick, and can arrange for her to perform for your guests. Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. Dionne Warwick has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.
She began singing professionally in 1961 after being discovered by a young song writing team, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Dionne Warwick had her first hit in 1962 with “Don’t Make Me Over.” Less than a decade later, Dionne Warwick had released more than 18 consecutive Top 100 singles, including her classic Bacharach/David recordings, “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Message to Michael” “Promises Promises,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” and the theme from “Valley of the Dolls.”
Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 for her mega-hit, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and a second Grammy in 1970 for the best-selling album, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” In 1974, she hit the top of the charts with “Then Came You,” a million-selling duet with The Spinners. In 1976, Arista Records label-mate Barry Manilow produced her first Platinum-selling album, “Dionne,” which included back-to-back hits “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and “Déjà vu.” Both recordings earned Grammy Awards, making Dionne Warwick the first female artist to win the Best Female Pop and Best Female R&B Performance Awards.
Warwick’s 1982 album, “Heartbreaker,” co-produced by Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees, became an international chart-topper. In 1985, Dionne Warwick reunited with composer Burt Bacharach and long-time friends Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder to record the landmark song “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a number one hit record around the world and the first recording dedicated to raising awareness and major funds for the AIDS cause, which Warwick continues to support.
Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, Warwick collaborated with many of her musical peers, including Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osbourne, Kashif and Stevie Wonder. Dionne Warwick was also host of the hit television music show, “Solid Gold.” In addition, she recorded several theme songs, including “Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams,” for the popular television series “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous,” and “The Love Boat,” for the hit series from Aaron Spelling. Dionne Warwick recorded an album of duets, “My Friends & Me,” for Concord Records and a much anticipated Gospel album, “Why We Sing,” for Rhino/Warner Records. She also released a special album celebrating the music of legendary composer Sammy Cahn.
More recently, Dionne Warwick has added “author” to her list of credits with two best-selling children’s books, “Say A Little Prayer,” and “Little Man,” and her first autobiography, “My Life As I See It” for Simon & Schuster.
Always one to give back, Dionne Warwick has supported and campaigned for many causes and charities close to her heart, including AIDS, The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief and music education for which she has been recognized and honoured and has raised millions of dollars. A New Jersey school was named in her honour, The Dionne Warwick Institute in recognition of her accomplishments and support of education.
Celebrating 50 years in entertainment, and the 25th Anniversary of “That’s What Friends Are For,” Dionne Warwick hosted and headlined an all-star benefit concert for World Hunger Day in London. She has been honoured by the Desert Aids Project with its prestigious 2011 Steve Chase Humanitarian Arts & Activism Award, was recognized by AMFAR in a special reunion performance, alongside Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder at its Anniversary Gala in New York City, and was honoured by Clive Davis at his legendary Pre-Grammy Party Gala. Dionne Warwick was inducted into the GRAMMY MUSEUM in Los Angeles where a special 50th Anniversary exhibit was unveiled and an historic program and performance was held in the Clive Davis Theatre, hosted by Clive Davis, Burt Bacharach and Grammy Museum Executive Director, Bob Santelli.
Dionne Warwick released a studio album, “NOW,” commemorating her 50th Anniversary. The album was produced by Phil Ramone, featuring special new material written by her long-time friends and legendary composers Burt Bacharach & the late Hal David.
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