Dan Shea (Record Producer)

Dan Shea (Record Producer)

Dan Shea is an American record producer and composer who has worked with numerous artists including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Santana, Barbra Streisand, Jessica Simpson. Sara Evans, Rob Thomas, Marc Anthony, Boyz II Men, Martina McBride, Kenny G., Ricky Martin, Bono, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Robin Thicke, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Lady Antebellum, Jim Brickman, Plácido Domingo, Grover Washington Jr., Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, Daryl Hall, Boney James, New Kids On The Block, Rissi Palmer, Christina Millian, Jordan Pruitt, Thalía, Savage Garden, Clarence Clemons, and more. As producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Dan Shea's albums have sold over 150 million copies worldwide.[1]

Dan Shea biography

Dan Shea was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, bass and drums. He toured with Mariah Carey for several years as keyboardist and has also appeared in numerous television performances and videos, including three Grammy shows, with Carey, Celine Dion, Santana, Jessica Simpson, Boyz II Men, and more. After working on a number of high-profile records, Shea was approached by Sony Records CEO Tommy Mottola and signed to both production and publishing deals. He soon began working closely with Motolla and producer Cory Rooney on projects including Jennifer Lopez,[2] Marc Anthony Mended and Jessica Simpson I Think I'm in Love with You. Shea has also collaborated with other top producers including David Foster, Walter Afanasieff, Rodney Jerkins, Keith Thomas, and Babyface.

Shea has been successful in several genres besides pop and R&B. He has produced records for country artists including Martina McBride, Sara Evans,[3] Lady Antebellum, Colin Raye and Rissi Palmer (Palmer's song, "Country Girl", co-written with Shea, marks the first time an African-American female has been on Billboard's Hot Country chart in over twenty years.)[4]

Shea has also worked with Smooth Jazz artists including Kenny G.[5] Kenny G - Greatest Hits, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington Jr., Jim Brickman, and Boney James.

He was also an instrumental part of the "Latin Explosion" in popular music with his production on records by Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Thalía.

External links

  • DanSheaProductions website
  • Dan Shea at artistdirect.com

Dan Shea album/song credits

Mariah Carey

MTV Unplugged
Merry Christmas
DayDream
Butterfly
1's

Celine Dion

Celine Dion
Let's Talk About Love
Titanic Soundtrack
Beauty and The Beast Soundtrack
All The Way: A Decade Of Song

Jennifer Lopez

On The 6
JLo
J to the Lo
This Is Me... Then
The Reel Me

Janet Jackson

20YO

Santana

Shaman

Jessica Simpson

Sweet Kisses
A Public Affair

Sara Evans

Never Alone

Martina McBride

Valentine

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony
Mended

Orla Fallon

Distant Shore

Mariah Carey (w Boyz II Men)

One Sweet Day

Kenny G

Breathless
Greatest Hits
My Heart Will Go On
The Essential Kenny G.
Best

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

Kirk Franklin (with R. Kelly and Mary J Blige)

Lean On Me

Toni Braxton

Libra

Luther Vandroos

Songs

Jim Brickman

Picture This
The Gift
Escape

Plácido Domingo

Ave Maria

Michael Bolton

This Is The Time
All That Matters
Joy To The World
Merry Christmas From Vienna

Grover Washington Jr.

Soulful Strut

Lady Antebellum

Never Alone

Rissi Palmer

Rissi Palmer

Barbra Streisand

Higher Ground

Daryl Hall

Can’t Stop Dreamin’

Kenny Loggins

The Unimaginable Life
Starbright

Al Jarreau

Tomorrow Today

Ruff Endz

Someone To Love You

Ginuwine

The Life

Colin Raye

Greatest Hits

Thalía

El Sexto Sentido
Arrasando

Mandy Moore

I Wanna Be With You

Boney James

Sweet Thing
Funky Xmas

Phil Collins

Why Can't It Wait Til Morning

Tom Jones/Paul Anka

A Body Of Work

New Kids On The Block

FaceThe Music

Jordan Pruitt

No Ordinary Girl

BabyFace

Babyface Christmas

Peabo Bryson

Alladin Soundtrack
Beauty and The Beast Soundtrack

Regina Belle

Alladin Soundtrack

Joey McIntyre

Stay The Same

Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian

Savage Garden

Affirmation

Richard Elliot

Best Of Richard Elliot

Trey Lorenz

Trey Lorenz

Brie Larson

Finally Out Of PE

PYT

Center Stage Soundtrack

Kirk Whalum

Best Of Smooth Jazz 4

Fourplay

Best Of Fourplay

References

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