Gregg Wattenberg

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Gregg Wattenberg is a Grammy Award nominated songwriter,[1] music producer, and musician residing in New York City, New York.[2][3]


Gregg Wattenberg has co-written and/or co-produced eight No. 1 hit songs that reached the top of Billboard Hot AC, Adult Contemporary, Alternative Radio, and/or Rock charts.

Wattenberg co-wrote and co-produced John Legend’s “Conversations in the Dark” which was RIAA certified Gold [4] and the 1st lead single from the Bigger Love album which won the 63rd Annual Grammy Award for Best R&B album in 2021.[5]

Wattenberg co-wrote and produced The Unlikely Candidates’ No. 1 hit single “Novocaine” which reached the top spot on the Billboard Alternative Radio chart in 2020.[6]

Wattenberg co-wrote and produced Phillip Phillips' No. 1 hit and RIAA Certified Platinum single "Gone, Gone, Gone" on the Platinum album The World From The Side Of The Moon.[7][8]

Wattenberg co-produced Train's No. 1 hit [9] and RIAA Multi-Platinum single "Hey, Soul Sister" which was certified with a RIAA Diamond Award (10× Platinum) in 2021.[10] Only 57 songs have been awarded RIAA Diamond certification in music history as of July 15, 2021.[11]

Wattenberg also co-wrote and co-produced Train's No. 1 hit and RIAA Certified Platinum single "If It's Love".[12]

Wattenberg co-wrote the Daughtry No. 1 hit [13] and RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum single "It's Not Over” which was the lead single for the 6x Multi-Platinum album Daughtry.[14]

Gregg Wattenberg co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 song [15] and RIAA Certified Platinum hit "Shattered (Turn the Car Around).” [16]

Wattenberg also co-wrote Goo Goo Dolls Top 10 Adult Contemporary Single "Let Love In" from the RIAA Certified Gold album Let Love In.[17]

Wattenberg produced Five for Fighting's No. 1 hit singles "Superman (It's Not Easy)" and "100 Years" and co-wrote and produced Top 5 AC single "Slice".

Production discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Label
2000 America Town Five For Fighting Columbia
2002 What If It All Means Something Chantal Kreviazuk Columbia
2002 Opaline Dishwalla Immergent
2003 It's All in Your Head Eve 6 RCA
2004 The Battle for Everything Five For Fighting Columbia
2005 Never Gone Backstreet Boys Jive
Beautiful Disorder Breaking Point Wind-up
2007 Consequence The Crash Motive Wind-up
2008 David Cook David Cook RCA
2009 Slice Five For Fighting Wind-up
Wooden Bones Pilot Speed Wind-up
Time For Lions Stars of Track And Field Wind-up
Save Me San Francisco Train BME, Columbia
2010 Jason Castro Jason Castro Atlantic
Life Turns Electric Finger Eleven Wind-up
Alive Ed Kowalczyk Soul Whisper, RED
2011 This Loud Morning David Cook RCA
2012 The World from the Side of the Moon Phillip Phillips Interscope
2013 Bookmarks Five For Fighting Wind-up
Magnetic (album) Goo Goo Dolls Warner Bros. Records
2014 Rewind Rascal Flatts Big Machine, Republic
Behind the Light Phillip Phillips Interscope Records, 19 Recordings
2015 When the Morning Comes A Great Big World Epic Records
2016 Something Worth Saving Gavin DeGraw RCA
2017 Just the Beginning Grace Vanderwaal Syco, Columbia


  1. ^ "2008 Grammy Award Winners and Nominees". NYTimes. Retrieved 9 February 2008.
  2. ^ "CMJ 2012 Panelist GREGG WATTENBERG". CMJ 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Gregg Wattenberg: From Five for Fighting to Phillip Phillips, A Musical Force For Over A Decade". American Songwriter the Craft of Music. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  4. ^ "RIAA Platinum Certification: John Legend "Conversations in the Dark"". RIAA. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Grammy Award Win for John Legend's 'Bigger Love' Album". 63rd Annual Grammy Awards 2020. Grammy. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  6. ^ "The Unlikely Candidates Earn First Alternative Songs No. 1 With 'Novocaine". Billboard. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Billboard Chart History: Phillip Phillips". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  8. ^ "RIAA Platinum Certification: Phillip Phillips". RIAA. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Billboard #1 chart summary for Train's "Hey, Soul Sister"". Billboard. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  10. ^ "RIAA 10x Platinum Diamond Certification: Train "Hey, Soul Sister"". RIAA. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  11. ^ "RIAA 10x Platinum Diamond List of All 57 Certified Songs Including: Train "Hey, Soul Sister"". Insider Entertainment. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  12. ^ "RIAA Platinum Certification: Train "If It's Love"". RIAA. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Billboard #1 Chart for "It's Not Over" by Daughtry". Billboard. Retrieved 31 March 2007.
  14. ^ "RIAA Multi-Platinum Certifications: Daughtry". RIAA. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Billboard #1 Chart for "Shattered (Turn The Car Around)" by O.A.R". Billboard. Retrieved 16 August 2008.
  16. ^ "RIAA Platinum Certification for O.A.R.'s "Shattered"". RIAA. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  17. ^ "RIAA Gold Album Certification: Goo Goo Doll's "Let Love In"". RIAA. Retrieved 10 May 2019.