Kara DioGuardi from "Platinum Hit" is the head judge on the Bravo songwriter competition series.

While viewers might know her from her role as a judge on "American Idol" seasons 8 and 9, Kara DioGuardi is one of the industry's most sought-after songwriters and producers. Her songs have appeared on more than 150 million albums. DioGuardi is a Grammy Award-nominated hit-maker, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, 2010 SOCAN Award winner, and has been awarded 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio.

DioGuardi also works at Warner Bros Records where she serves as Executive Vice President, Talent Development, Office of the Chairman, and has signed such hit artists as Jason Derulo and Iyaz. Further, she co-owns Arthouse Entertainment, a music publishing venture, with Bug Music, which has published such hits as: B.O.B's "Nothing On You," Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are" and Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me."

DioGuardi's most recent songwriting releases cover a variety of music genres and include Darius Rucker's "This"; Colbie Caillat's "I Never Told You"; Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" and "Mama's Song"; Pink's "Sober"; Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up"; Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester's "Good Girls Go Bad"; and Theory of a Deadman's "Not Meant to Be," among others.

From DioGuardi's catalog of several hundred songs, over 304 have been released on major labels; and over 172 have appeared on multi-platinum-selling albums. Throughout her career, she has had over 40 worldwide charting singles, and her songs have helped propel more than 73 albums into the Top Ten of the Billboard 200. DioGuardi's songs are continuously featured in major feature films, television shows, film soundtracks, and radio spots, as well as national and international commercial campaigns.

In addition, DioGuardi's songs have been recorded by Grammy Award-winning artists such as Pink, Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Clarkson, Celine Dion, Rascall Flatts, Colbie Caillat, Santana, Faith Hill, Rucker, Toni Braxton, Meat Loaf and Marc Anthony. Scores of major recording artists have recorded and released her songs, including Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Jonas Brothers, Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, Kris Allen, Katy Perry, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Natasha Bedingfield, Demi Lovato, Camp Rock, Theory of a Deadman, Allison Iraheta, Cobra Starship, Pussycat Dolls, Ashley Tisdale, Katharine McPhee, David Archuleta, Bo Bice, Clay Aiken, Jesse McCartney, Backstreet Boys, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Tom Jones, Jessica Simpson, Jewel, Nick Lachey, Jo Dee Messina and Daddy Yankee.

DioGuardi has achieved equal success internationally with hit singles for artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Anastacia, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Diego, Belinda, RBD, Eros Ramazzotti, Delta Goodrem, Darius, Thalia and Martine McCutcheon.

Among DioGuardi's co-production credits are Clarkson, Dion, Britney Spears, Santana, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Jonas Brothers, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Pussycat Dolls, Backstreet Boys, Katharine McPhee and Puddle of Mudd.

DioGuardi is also involved in a variety of charity work, and has raised money and built several recording studios at various locations of Phoenix House, the nationally renowned, youth out-patient substance abuse center. She also has a scholarship fund in her family's name, in conjunction with Columbus Citizens Foundation, which enables financially challenged Italian-Americans the opportunity to attend college.




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Age: 46 years old
Birthday: December 9, 1970
Full Name / Real Name: Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi
Birthplace: Scarsdale, NY
Husband: Mike McCuddy (7/5/2009)


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