LaShawn Daniels was born on December 28, 1977, and from Newark, New Jersey, United States. He is an American songwriter and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2001 for his songwriting work on “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child, and was nominated again in the same category in 2014 for “Love and War” performed by Tamar Braxton.
On September 4, 2019, he died in a car accident in South Carolina on September 3, his wife, April, said in an Instagram post. He was 41 years old.
April Daniels wrote in her Instagram post, “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina. A Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy.”
In 2001, Daniels won a Grammy for his song, “Say My Name,” a hit for Destiny’s Child. Daniels was a frequent collaborator with producer Darkchild aka Rodney Jenkins.
In addition to working with Destiny’s Child, Daniels wrote songs for Michael Jackson, “You Rocky My World,” Lady Gaga, “Telephone,” Toni Braxton, “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” Whitney Houston, “It’s Not Right But it’s okay,” and Brandy, “The Boy Is Mine.” Daniels went by the moniker, “Big Shiz,” in his music career. Daniels released his first album as a solo-artist in 2018, “The Big Shiz Project.”
Daniels and his wife had been married for 20 years and had three sons together. Along with his wife, Daniels set up a relationship advice platform known as “Cool Couples.” The couple also had an online course for couples named “Rock Out With Me.”
Daniels met his wife while she worked as a hairstylist. April Daniels told Rolling Out in 2016 that she had been working as a stylist on a music video that her future husband was also working on. She added that within a year of dating, the couple was engaged.
Daniels and his wife, April, were regulars on the WE reality series “Tamar & Vince.” The show followed the lives of singer Tamar Braxton and her record company executive husband, Vincent Herbert. During their run on the show, Daniels was nominated for a Grammy for writing the song, “Love and War,” for his co-star, Tamar Braxton.
Additionally, he was also a familiar presence on television as a vocal coach on “Making the Band” and on “American Idol.” According to Heavy.com
How old was LaShawn Daniels? was born on December 28, 1977, and from Newark, New Jersey, United States and he was 43 years old as of 2019. Furthermore, his father was a preacher with a storefront church and there is not much information about his mother and siblings.