Katreese Barnes

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Katreese Barnes

Katreese Barnes

Katreese Barnes

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: January 03, 1963
Date of Passing: August 03, 2019
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado
Obituary: New York Times

Katreese Barnes was an American musician, musical director, and songwriter.

Best known for her songwriting contributions on Saturday Night Live, Barnes also composed music for the television series People You Know (2014) and produced music for the films Magruber (2010) and Mean Girls (2004).

Katreese Barnes was an American musician, musical director, and songwriter.

Best known for her songwriting contributions on Saturday Night Live, Barnes also composed music for the television series People You Know (2014) and produced music for the films Magruber (2010) and Mean Girls (2004).

She was a two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Both wins were shared with her team at Saturday Night Live: the first in 2007 for the risqué song, “Dick in a Box,” while the second came in 2011 for the song, “Justin Timberlake Monologue."

Barnes was also an Emmy nominee in the same category for her work with the ESPY Awards in 2009.

Barnes died August 3, 2019, in Manhattan, New York. She was 56.

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2011
  • Winner
  • Katreese Barnes, Music by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Justin Timberlake (Song Title: Justin Timberlake Monologue)"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Katreese Barnes, Composer
  • The 2008 ESPYS
  • "Song Title: I Love Sports"
  • ESPN
  • BTW Productions in association with ESPN
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2007
  • Winner
  • Katreese Barnes, Music By
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Justin Timberlake - Song title: 'Dick In A Box'"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
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