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Glen Ballard

key, *1953 US, Natchez, Mississippi
Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Producer of Rock, Pop and Electronic
A.k.a. Glen Basil Ballard, Jr.

Basil Glen Ballard, Jr. (born May 1, 1953) is an American songwriter, lyricist, and record producer. He is best known for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill (1995), which won Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album", and "Album of the Year" , and was ranked by the Rolling Stone as one of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. He is also well known for his collaborations with composer Alan Silvestri. He was involved in the recording and writing of Michael Jackson's Thriller and Bad. As a writer he co-wrote songs including "Man in the Mirror" (1987) and "Hand in My Pocket" (1995). He is the founder of Java Records. He won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture for the song "Believe" (The Polar Express).[citation needed]

     
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Synthesizer
  • Guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
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Popular Tracks   
On "Forgiven" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "Hand in My Pocket" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "Head over Feet" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "Perfect" (Both) 12_On "Perfect" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "All I Really Want" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "Ironic" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "Superstar Wonderful Weirdos" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "Right Through You" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
Influences on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
On "You Learn" on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
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