Robert Lopez is Youngest-Ever to Win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards
On Sunday night, Warner/Chappell husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Academy Award for "Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)," in recognition of "Let it Go" from Disney's Frozen. With this win, Lopez joins an exclusive list of just 12 other individuals who have each won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards in competitive categories. He is the youngest person ever to have earned all four awards, and did so in just 10 years.
Jon Platt, President, North America, Warner/Chappell Music, said, "Bobby and Kristen are beyond deserving of this award, and everyone at Warner/Chappell is thrilled that their talent and creativity have been recognized with one of the highest honors a songwriter can receive. We're very proud of their continued success."
"Bobby and Kristen are a tremendously gifted duo and it has been incredibly exciting to watch their songwriting career grow to new heights with every passing year," said Sean Patrick Flahaven, Senior Vice President, Theatre & Catalog Development, Warner/Chappell Music. "We'd also like to give special congratulations to Bobby for his entry into the EGOT club. This is a monumental achievement, and we're extremely happy to have both Bobby and Kristen in the Warner/Chappell family."
The Platinum-certified soundtrack album for Frozen-which includes six songs published by Warner/Chappell Music in its Deluxe edition-recently hit another milestone with its 5th week spent at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. It was also recently announced that the film, which officially grossed more than $1B in worldwide box office sales, is the most successful non-sequel-and the second-most successful overall-animated film ever.
For his work on The Book of Mormon, Lopez picked up the 2011 Tony Awards for the top honor of "Best Musical" as well as "Best Original Score," an award he also received at the 2004 Tonys for his work on Avenue Q. In addition, The Book of Mormon earned him a Grammy for "Best Musical Theater Album," while his work on Nickelodeon's The Wonder Pets landed him Emmys for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition" in both 2008 and 2010. Lopez also received an Emmy nomination for his contribution to the "My Musical" episode of the television series Scrubs.
Lopez and Anderson-Lopez also co-wrote songs for Winnie the Pooh and Finding Nemo: The Musical. They are currently writing the forthcoming original stage musical entitled Up Here. Lopez's work can also be heard on South Park, The Simpsons, and Phineas and Ferb.
Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders. Warner/Chappell, which has a history dating back more than 200 years, currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Green Day, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, T.I., Timbaland, Wayne Hector, and Kacey Musgraves, among many others.
Source: Warner/Chappell Music