Award-winning songwriter Lashawn Daniels has died, music industry reacts

LaShawn Daniels’ project credits is a Who’s Who of top artists from Michael Jackson to Beyonce. He recently hosted a music conference in Charlotte.
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Update: A statement posted to his wife April’s Instagram page confirmed that Lashawn died from injuries sustained in a car accident in South Carolina. He was 41.


Qcitymetro has reached out to confirm reports that award-winning songwriter Lashawn Daniels has died. The family has yet to put out an official statement, but social media was buzzing during the early hours of Sept. 4 as condolences began pouring in from the music industry.

Two years ago, Daniels and his wife, April, made the move from Thousand Oaks, California, to Charlotte.

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Qcitymetro contributor Ryan Fleming interviewed Daniels last month about the I PUT ME ON Music Conference he was hosting to help independent artists in the music industry.

Winner of two Grammy Awards, Daniels’ songwriting credits read as a Who’s Who of popular artists, including Michael Jackson (“You Rock My World”), Whitney Houston (“It’s Not Right (But It’s Okay)”), Destiny’s Child (“Say My Name”), Drake (“Teenage Fever”), and others.