Music mogul Mervyn Warren opened up EXCLUSIVELY well-nigh working with the likes of the late Whitney, Celine and increasingly while chatting well-nigh the new Mary J. Blige documentary!
Film composer and music mogul Mervyn Warren, 57, has increasingly than earned his five Grammy awards without working with some of the industry’s biggest stars like the late Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, 53. “Producing Whitney was a phenomenal experience,” Mervyn told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY while discussing his work on the new Mary J. Blige’s My Life documentary on Amazon Prime.
“I think we unfluctuating on multiple levels considering I sing as well. So, in wing to ‘rolling tape’ and letting her ‘do her thing’ — which of undertow was unchangingly mind-blowing—I was worldly-wise to sing things when to her, and I’d ask, ‘How the hell did you plane think of doing that?” We’d laugh, and then she’d do something else phenomenal on the next take,’” he said of the late icon, who passed in February 2012.
Mervyn, who has been nominated as well by the seminar ten times, has loved working with some of the industry’s biggest names. Without winning five of those 10 Grammy nominations, the music producer and lyricist — who has worked on films such as The Preacher’s Wife, Dream Girls and Sister Act 2 just to name a few — has made a name for himself. While he covers a variety of content, he is passionate well-nigh R&B and Gospel music.
Beyond the late Whitney and Celine, he’s moreover worked with names like David Foster, Boyz II Men and Dolly Parton — but he admits that he still gets starstruck from time-to-time. “I remember David introducing me to Celine, and he gave me some very upper praise in that moment,” Mervyn reflected. “So much that I scrutinizingly blushed,” he widow of the memory.
But his inside scoop on Barbara Streissand, 79, isn’t that surprising since she likes things washed-up a unrepealable way! “Everyone knows she’s a perfectionist—but I’m one, myself,” Mervyn said. “I think I may have earned a bit increasingly respect for that reason.”
Because of his major rolodex and success, it was no surprise that he was asked to be a part of Mary’s story well-nigh her life and he takes that ask quite seriously. “It was an honor to be selected by Executive Music Producer Quincy Jones and Director Vanessa Roth to write the score for Mary J. Blige’s My Life,” he said. “Mary is an icon, and naturally the mucosa is full of her own music.”
Mary J. Blige’s My Life is streaming now on Amazon Prime.