Walter Afanasieff
composer, record producer, pianist, songwriter
Walter Afanasieff
Walter Afanasieff
American record producer and songwriter Walter Afanasieff (born February 10, 1958), formerly nicknamed Baby Love in the 1980s, is a musician, songwriter, record producer and composer. He is a Brazilian-American of Russian descent, known for his long association with Mariah Carey, for whom he was co-producer and co-writer for several years. He won the 1999 Grammy Award in the Record of the Year category for producing "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, and the 2000 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Aside from Carey and Dion, Afanasieff has also written and produced music for many other recording artists as well, such as Richard Marx, Whitney Houston, Thalía, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, George Benson, Destiny's Child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Toni Braxton, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Leona Lewis and Idina Menzel.
Place of birth:São Paulo
Date of birth:10 February 1958