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Diane Warren tunes to appear in new Broadway musical

Diane Warren (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Multi-Academy Award nominated and Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren will get to hear her tunes on Broadway as her songs have been optioned for a new musical.

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Dede Harris, the producer behind such productions as "Clybourne Park," "Hairspray" and "War Horse," revealed her plans for the famed songwriter's music catalogue, saying, "It's a thrill and an honour be able to present Diane Warren's brilliant body of work on Broadway."

She also said, "Her songs are a pinnacle of popular culture and will bring fresh energy and excitement to the Great White Way."

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After the announcement was made, the songwriter commented, "I greatly admire the incredible shows and performers that have come from Broadway.  It has always been a thrill for me to write for musical artists who began their careers on the New York stage and I'm so happy that my songs will be part of a new musical."

Most people know at least one Warren track and, if you think you don't, check out some of the most popular tunes that you might not know were written by her:

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1. "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" — Aerosmith
Appearing on the "Armageddon" movie soundtrack, this Warren tune debuted at No. 1 in 1998 and stayed on the music charts for 40 weeks. Aerosmith recently worked with the 56-year-old songwriter again with the song "We All Fall Down" which appears on their new album, "Music From Another Dimension!"

2. "Because You Loved Me" — Celine Dion
Coming in third behind Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" and Los Del Rio's "Macarena," this Warren-written track was one of the most popular tunes of 1996 and as you can see from the music video, was featured in the film "Up Close & Personal."

3. "I Turn To You" — Christina Aguilera
Originally recorded by R&B group All-4-One for the "Space Jam" movie soundtrack, this song was re-done by "The Voice" judge Aguilera in 2000 and went to No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

4. "Un-Break My Heart" — Toni Braxton
One of the best break-up anthems ever, this Warren ditty helped earn Braxton the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1997 and has also been covered by the rock band Weezer.

5. "How Do I Live?" — LeAnn Rimes
Spending 69 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1998, this well-known Rimes tune set the record for most weeks on the countdown and was only surpassed in 2009 when Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" dominated and lasted 76 weeks on the chart. However, surprisingly, "How Do I Live?" never made it to the top spot, peaking at No. 2.

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