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|Birth name||Richard Wright Nowels Jr.|
|Birth place||Palo Alto, California|
|Genres||Pop, dream pop, alternative rock, dance, soul|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, songwriter|
Rick Nowels is a Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winning American songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and arranger. He has co-written and co-produced over 90 hit singles, and his songs have appeared on over 250 million albums. In 2020, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Nowels co-wrote “Why Do You Love Me” with Adele for the Target deluxe edition of her third studio album, 25. He again collaborated with her and drummer Matt Chamberlain for Adele’s fourth studio album, 30, although their work ultimately did not make the album’s final cut.
In addition to Adele, Nowels has co-written and or co-produced songs for a multitude of other artists, including Lana Del Rey, Stevie Nicks, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Jamie xx, Fleetwood Mac, John Legend, A$AP Rocky, André 3000, Marina and the Diamonds, FKA Twigs, Olivia Rodrigo, Miguel, Lykke Li, Sia, Nelly Furtado, 2Pac, Dido, Chynna Phillips, Charlie Puth, Santana, Madonna, Jewel, Pink Sweat$, *NSYNC, New Radicals, Sinéad O’Connor, Brandon Flowers, Weezer and Tom Odell.