Dan Shea (producer)

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Daniel Martin 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 Milian, 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.

Dan Shea biography[edit]

Daniel Martin 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,[1] 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, and Keith Thomas. Mostly Afanasieff, he has collaborated with him as a staff producer from 1991 to 1999.

Shea has been successful in several genres besides pop and R&B. He has produced records for country artists including Martina McBride, Sara Evans,[2] 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.)[3]

Shea has also worked with Smooth Jazz artists including Kenny G[4] (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.

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Dan Shea album/song credits[edit]

Mariah Carey[edit]

MTV Unplugged
Merry Christmas

Celine Dion[edit]

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

Jennifer Lopez[edit]

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

Janet Jackson[edit]




Jessica Simpson[edit]

Sweet Kisses
A Public Affair

Sara Evans[edit]

Never Alone

Martina McBride[edit]


Marc Anthony[edit]

Marc Anthony

Orla Fallon[edit]

Distant Shore

Mariah Carey (w Boyz II Men)[edit]

One Sweet Day

Kenny G[edit]

Greatest Hits
My Heart Will Go On
The Essential Kenny G

Ricky Martin[edit]

Ricky Martin

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

Lean On Me

Toni Braxton[edit]


Luther Vandroos[edit]


Jim Brickman[edit]

Picture This
The Gift

Plácido Domingo[edit]

Ave Maria

Michael Bolton[edit]

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

Grover Washington Jr.[edit]

Soulful Strut

Lady Antebellum[edit]

Never Alone

Rissi Palmer[edit]

Rissi Palmer

Barbra Streisand[edit]

Higher Ground

Daryl Hall[edit]

Can’t Stop Dreamin’

Kenny Loggins[edit]

The Unimaginable Life

Al Jarreau[edit]

Tomorrow Today

Ruff Endz[edit]

Someone To Love You


The Life

Colin Raye[edit]

Greatest Hits


El Sexto Sentido

Mandy Moore[edit]

I Wanna Be With You

Boney James[edit]

Sweet Thing
Funky Xmas

Phil Collins[edit]

Why Can't It Wait Til Morning

Tom Jones/Paul Anka[edit]

A Body Of Work

New Kids On The Block[edit]

FaceThe Music

Jordan Pruitt[edit]

No Ordinary Girl


Babyface Christmas

Peabo Bryson[edit]

Alladin Soundtrack
Beauty and The Beast Soundtrack

Regina Belle[edit]

Alladin Soundtrack

Joey McIntyre[edit]

Stay The Same

Lara Fabian[edit]

Lara Fabian

Savage Garden[edit]


Richard Elliot[edit]

Best Of Richard Elliot

Trey Lorenz[edit]

Trey Lorenz

Brie Larson[edit]

Finally Out Of PE


Center Stage Soundtrack

Kirk Whalum[edit]

Best Of Smooth Jazz 4


Best Of Fourplay


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  1. ^ a b Moss, Corey (2002-11-21). "J. Lo, LL Cool J Star As Ex-Lovers In Lopez's Next Video - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  2. ^ a b "Jim Brickman's Collaborator Sara Evans to Appear on ABC TV's "DANCING WITH THE STARS"". Newsblaze.com. 2006-08-17. Archived from the original on 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  3. ^ a b "As black woman, Rissi Palmer is country rarity - Entertainment - Music - TODAY.com". Today.com. 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  4. ^ Breathless (Kenny G album)
  5. ^ "Dan Shea Credits - ARTISTdirect Music". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  6. ^ [1] Archived October 5, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Dan Shea Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  8. ^ "Dan Shea on MSN Music". Music.msn.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  9. ^ "Jim Brickman Returns With "ESCAPE" | Market Wire". Find Articles. Retrieved 2011-09-23.