Dan Wilson

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Daniel Dodd "Dan" Wilson (born May 20, 1961) is a Grammy Award–winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and visual artist. He is known as the leader of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated "Closing Time" and the international hit "Secret Smile." Wilson has also released several solo recordings, including the 2014 release Love Without Fear. He was also a member of the Minneapolis psychedelic rock band Trip Shakespeare.

Wilson is also an acclaimed co-writer and producer that have earned him two Grammy Awards. His first was the 2007 Song of the Year Grammy for "Not Ready to Make Nice," one of the six songs he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks for their Album of the Year winning Taking the Long Way. Wilson also shared in the 2012 Grammy for Album of the year for his work as a producer of the hit "Someone Like You," one of the three songs he co-wrote with Adele for her album 21.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Free Life 2
2014 Love Without Fear 3

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Dan Wilson @ Bryant Lake Bowl 1
2001 Live at the Cedar Cultural Center 2
2009 Live at the Pantages 2


Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Ballroom Sessions 1
2013 Disappearing 2
2014 Love Without Fear 2
2014 A Song Can Be About Anything 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Sugar E.P. 1
2008 Be Free EP 2

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Live at the Electric Fetus 2

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