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Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Wilson has recorded as a solo artist and as leader of the alternative rock band Semisonic, for which he wrote the hits 'Secret Smile,' 'Closing Time' and 'Chemistry.' He was also a member of the psychedelic folk-jam band Trip Shakespeare through the early 90s. Wilson is well-known as a songwriting collaborator, having written with Adele, the Dixie Chicks, James Morrison, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Ben Folds, Nas, John Legend, Nicole Atkins, Rachael Yamagata, Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, and many others. Wilson contributed three songs to Adele’s latest album, 21, including the hit single 'Someone Like You,' which he also produced with Adele. The song reached #1 in 14 countries, including the U.S. It was the UK's top-selling single of 2011. Wilson took home a Grammy for Album of the Year for his contributions to 21, and “Someone Like You” won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal. Wilson co-wrote six songs on the Dixie Chicks’ award-winning album Taking the Long Way, including 'Not Ready to Make Nice,' which earned Wilson a Grammy for Song of the Year. Aside from his recent live albums, Wilson’s latest studio record was Free Life, released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings in late 2007.

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