|Years active 1978–present|
Albums Ghost The Musical
Spouse Liv Ballard
Name Glen Ballard
|Birth name Basil Glen Ballard, Jr.|
Genres Rhythm and blues, rock, pop music
Occupation(s) Songwriter, lyricist, record producer
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizer, guitar
Education University of Mississippi (1975)
Similar People Alanis Morissette, Siedah Garrett, Bruce Joel Rubin, Alan Silvestri, David A Stewart
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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). In 2011, he founded his own production company known as Augury, a Hollywood atelier focused on developing music-driven projects in film, television, and theatre.
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He has performed on or produced the following:
Ballard wrote the screenplay for Clubland, a music-driven film about an aspiring musician in Los Angeles. He has written songs in half-a-dozen films including The Slugger’s Wife, Navy Seals, The Polar Express, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Ballard co-wrote the music and lyrics for Ghost The Musical with David A. Stewart and Bruce Joel Rubin, which opened in London's West End on 19 July 2011 and opened on Broadway in the spring of 2012.
On 31 January 2014, it was announced that a stage musical adaptation of the film Back to the Future was in production. The show, which is being co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, is expected to be performed in 2015, on the 30th anniversary year of the film. Ballard will team up with Alan Silvestri to compose a new score, with the addition of original songs from the film, including "The Power of Love", "Johnny B. Goode", "Earth Angel" and "Mr. Sandman".