«Clif Magness» - biografía, álbumes, canciones, videoclips

Clifton “Clif” Magness is an American songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist best known for co-writing and producing several tracks on Avril Lavigne’s 2002 debut album, Let Go including the song "Losing Grip".

At the 33rd Grammy Awards, Magness took home a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) for the song "The Places You Find Love" from Quincy Jones' album, Back On The Block. He received nominations for an Academy Award,Golden Globe Award, and Grammy for the theme song "The Day I Fall In Love" from the film Beethoven's 2nd.

Collaborations

Magness worked with Lavigne on her multi-platinum debut album, Let Go, co-writing 5 tracks and producing 6, including "Losing Grip", Mobile, "Unwanted", "My World", and "Too Much To Ask". Let Go reached the top of the album charts in Canada and the U.K., as high as #2 on the Billboard 200, and finished the year at #14 on Billboard's 200 Albums for 2002.

Following up his collaboration with Lavigne, Magness went on to work with American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson on her debut album Thankful. The #1 album featured two productions by Magness. He co-wrote and produced two songs from Clarkson's multi-platinum second album, Breakaway. Magness also produced five songs for another American Idol contestant, Clay Aiken, on his debut album, Measure of a Man, including the single "Solitaire", which topped the 2004Canadian chart for 4 weeks. Magness produced the longest radio air played song in Australian history, "Perfect", for Vanessa Amorosi.

Magness co-wrote the first single "Lights Out" and five other songs with Lisa Marie Presley from her debut album, To Whom It May Concern. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Early in his career, Magness co-wrote and produced the title track "All I Need" on Jack Wagner's debut album All I Need. In 1985, the song spent 2 weeks at the top of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. In 1990, Magness' collaboration with songwriter Steve Kipner resulted in a Billboard top 5 single for Wilson Phillips' "Impulsive".

Magness has also either co-written and/or produced tracks for Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, Amy Grant, Hanson, Steve Perry, O-Town, Charlotte Martin, Rachel Loy, Wild Orchid, Judith Owen, Jude, Joe Bonamassa, The Urge, Marie Digby, Andreya Triana, Days Difference, Ill Scarlett, Ivy Lies, Christina Grimmie, Caroline Sunshine, Jermaine Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Julio Iglesias, Sheena Easton, George Benson, and Al Jarreau.

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

  • 1990 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) - Won
    • Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones and Clif Magness (arrangers) for "The Places You Find Love" performed by Siedah Garrett & Chaka Khan
  • 1994 - Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television - Nominated
    • Carole Bayer Sager, Clif Magness, and James Ingram, for "The Day I Fall In Love" performed by Dolly Parton and James Ingram

Academy Awards

  • 1993 - Music (Original Song) - Nominated
    • Carole Bayer Sager, Clif Magness, and James Ingram, for "The Day I Fall In Love" performed by Dolly Parton and James Ingram

Golden Globe Awards

  • 1993 - Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominated
    • Carole Bayer Sager, Clif Magness, and James Ingram, for "The Day I Fall In Love" performed by Dolly Parton and James Ingram

References

External links

  • - personal website