Sunday, March 21, 2010

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett (born on June 24, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a singer\songwriter who became quite successful during the 80's. In 1980, Siedah appeared on the "Password Plus" television show.
In 1984, Siedah teamed up with Temptations' lead singer, Dennis Edwards on his hit single, "Don't Look Any Further" which peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

A year later in 1985, Siedah released the single, "Do You Want it Right Now" for the "Fast Forward" movie soundtrack. The song peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #63 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

In 1987, Siedah released the song, "Everchanging Times" for the movie, "Baby Boom." The song peaked at #30 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
During that same year, she teamed with Michael Jackson on his hit #1 single, "I Just Can't Stop Lovin' You."

The success of "I Just Can't Stop Lovin' You" gave Siedah the chance to appear on other Quincy Jones albums throughout the 80's and 90's. Siedah also co-wrote Michael's other #1 song, "Man in the Mirror."
In 1988, Siedah released her debut and only album, "Kiss of Life" which peaked at #41 on Billboard's Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was released on Quincy Jones' record label, Quest Records.


Siedah's biggest hit to date, "K.I.S.S.I.N.G." peaked at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100,#16 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and topped Billboard's dance charts. Another single, "Refuse to Be Loose" was also released, but didn't chart.

In 1991, Siedah hosted the television show, "America's Top 10." She also toured with Michael Jackson during his "Dangerous" tour from 1992 to 1993, singing backup vocals and duetting with him on their #1 song.

Throughout the 90's, Siedah appeared on albums for artists such as Maysa Leak and the Brand New Heavies. In 2004, Siedah was on Madonna's "Re-Invention" tour as a backup singer & dancer. Siedah provided vocals on Madonna's albums, "True Blue" and "Who's that Girl."

In 2006, Siedah provided her songwriting to the film, "Dreamgirls" and one of her songs, "Love You I Do" (which was sung by Jennifer Hudson) earned her a nomination for the 2007 Academy Award for "Best Original Song."

In 2008 at the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony, Siedah along with composer Henry Krieger won a Grammy for "Best Song in a Motion Picture, TV, or Visual Media" for "Love You I Do."

To see the music video for "Don't Look Any Further," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH3rx8LhrQo

To see the music video for "K.I.S.S.I.N.G," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4nxro_siedah-garrett-k-i-s-s-i-n-g_news

1 comment:

menace3 said...

I love KISSING. She also did an album with the Brand New Heavies