I remember the first day I produced vocals with him. I was scared out of my mind. He was like, “A girl in the studio? Are you here for a lap dance?”
Sweet girl. I produced her vocals on a bunch of different records. Such a defining voice. You know exactly who it is. She worked really hard with me.
You walk in, and you feel automatically at peace. The most lovely soul. So in it for the right reasons. Wants to change the world.
When we had our session together, I didn’t even want to write. I just wanted to hang out. He had a real sense of what he wanted to say and how he wanted to say it. I would sing a melody, and he would say, “No, let’s do THIS.” He was very dominant in the room.
She’s just fun. She brought her grandmother to the studio. She’s got no attitude and tons of energy. I would want to be her best friend if I was her age.
I never saw an artist write a song, go in and sing it two times down, and be done. The producer and the engineer and I, all of our mouths were open, and my hair was standing up on my arms. And she had no idea that what she had done was absolutely the most amazing thing I’d ever seen in my life.
Singing Their Praises
Kara Dioguardi’s list of musical collaborators reads like a who’s who of contemporary pop. So we tossed out a few of the music industry’s biggest names (all of whom she’s worked with) and asked her to say the first thing that came to mind.
June 1, 2010