He is a multiple award winner, internationally renowned author and singer-songwriter. Dan Hill’s career has spanned 30 years producing hit songs that touched the hearts of many. Hear them all as MCA Music releases “Intimate Dan Hill: The Platinum Collection.”
How does one describe the creative force driving Dan Hill? Nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Vocal, winner of a Grammy, winner of five Juno Awards and the Harold Moon Award (Canadian Lifetime Songwriting Achievement Award), Dan has recorded and released multiple gold and platinum albums. His classic hits, such as “Sometimes When We Touch” (closing in on 5 million spins in America alone, and covered by hundreds of artists around the world), “Can’t We Try” (#1 Billboard AC Record of the Year), and “Never Thought (That I Could Love)”, another #1 AC record, all remain staples of AC radio stations around the world. These songs are included in this fantastic collection that Hill especially dedicated to his Filipino fans.
Dan has also enjoyed consistent success as a ‘behind the scenes’ songwriter, his compositions recorded by so many artists spanning so many musical genres that it’s, well, incredible. Pop singers Celine Dion, Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, The Backstreet Boys, Rod Stewart, Donny Osmond, Jennifer Rush and Michael Bolton, R&B singers Tina Turner, George Benson, and Jeffrey Osborne and country singers Tammy Wynette, Sammy Kershaw, Mark Wills, Reba, Alan Jackson, and Lorrie Morgan, to name a select few. In this album, he sings two of the most popular songs he composed like “Seduces Me” (originally on Celine Dion’s 30 plus million-selling “Falling Into You” album) and I Do (Cherish You) which was made 98 Degrees a hit the world over.
The album also features “In Your Eyes”, “(Don’t Tell Me) How I Feel”, “I Promise You (With Everything I Am), “Intimate”, “Love Of My Life”, “I Am My Father’s Son”, “The Human Spark”, “Your Time Will Come Around”, “The Slightest Difference” and the duet version of “Sometimes When We Touch”.
It also includes his much talked-about collaboration with the World’s pound-for-pound king Manny Pacaquiao for the song “Sometimes When We Touch”.
Dan Hill was born in Toronto in 1954 to American Parents who, as an interracial couple, moved to Canada to escape the twin scourges of Racism and McCarthyism. They also believed that Canada provided a better environment to raise their family. Dan grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. He credits Sinatra as a primary influence in terms of delivery and phrasing.
He began writing songs at age 14 and was playing professionally in small gatherings and coffee houses by the time he reached 17. More on every aspect of Dan’s life: family history, personal drama, and his international success as both a singer/songwriter is explained in riveting, often hilarious and poignant detail, in his newly released memoir: “I Am My Father’s Son” published by Harper Collins and in stores Feb 3rd.
Dan Hill is also featured on “Manny Pacquiao Sings Sometimes When We Touch” CD + DVD. Get it for free for every purchase of the limited Cherry Mobile M9.
“Intimate Dan Hill: The Platinum Collection” is now out in stores under MCA Music. To download his single “I Do (Cherish You)” just text KL702 and send to 2332 for Globe & Touch Mobile subscribers, text ICHERISH and send to 2728 for Smart and Talk N’ Text and text 5493064 and send to 2300 for Sun subscribers. For more of Dan Hill’s music, just text DANHILL to 3456.