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Profession: Songwriter
Date of Birth: Feb 10, 1958
Nicknames: Afanasieff, Walter
Country: United States of America
Walter Afanasieff is a Russian born record producer, he has a net worth of $80 million. Walter Afanasieff has earned his net worth as a producer and co-writer for pop singer Mariah Carey, and also as the producer for the 1999 Grammy Award winning Record of the Year "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion as well as the 2000 Grammy Award for Non-Classical Producer of the Year. Walter was born on February 10, 1958 in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil to Russian parent's Nikita and Tatiana. Afanasieff is a multiple Grammy-award winning record producer and songwriter. Some of the artists he is associated with include; Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Destiny's child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Darren Hayes, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Barbara Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Babyface, and Lara Fabian. He started his music career as a jazz musician in 1980, then he played keyboards for the jazz/fusion violinist Joaquin Lievano and with Narada Michael Walden who was a music producer/songwriter and drummer in the 1980's. Some of his awards include a 1999 Grammy Award for Record of the Year category for the song "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, and a 2000 Grammy Award in the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category.
Walter Afanasieff (born February 10, 1958) is a multiple Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter. He is best known for his long association with Mariah Carey, for whom he was producer and co-writer for several years, beginning in 1990. 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 Non-Classical Producer of the Year.
Afanasieff has written and produced music for many other artists, including Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Destiny's Child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Mika, Babyface, Josh Groban, Jordin Sparks, Tina Arena, Lara Fabian, and Leona Lewis.
Afanasieff was born Vladimir Nikitich Afanasieff (Russian: ???????? ??????? ?????????) in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil to Russian parents Nikita and Tatiana. His father is from Leningrad in the Soviet Union and his mother is from Harbin, China. His parents met in Brazil in the early 1950s.
Starting out as a working jazz musician in 1980, Afanasieff initially played keyboards with the jazz/fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Later, he formed The Warriors with another former Ponty sideman, guitarist Joaquin Lievano, and with leading 1980s music producer/songwriter and drummer Narada Michael Walden, and these experiences gave him the background and confidence to take an active role as a producer.
Walden hired Afanasieff as a staff producer/arranger and began using him as a keyboardist on a large number of recording projects, including Whitney Houston's self-titled debut album released in 1985, which went on to become the artist's best-selling studio album to date. It was also during this time that Afanasieff and Walden began writing pop songs together. Together with his mentor Narada, Afanasieff's first major production was the title track of the James Bond

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