クインシーのアルバム「Back on the Block」で多数の作曲や特有のハスキーボイスで歌手として大活躍。
Michael Jacksonのアルバム「Bad」では「I Just Can't Stop Loving You」でのデュエットや「Man in the Mirror」では作曲など。
自身のアルバム「Kiss Of Life」での７曲目「The Legend of Ruby Diamond」は個人的に隠れた名曲です。
Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1960 in Los Angeles California) is an American R&B singer, Academy Award nominated and Grammy-winning songwriter.
Her hits include "Don't Look Any Further" with Dennis Edwards (#72 pop, #2 R&B in 1984), "Do You Want It Right Now?" in 1985 from the Fast Forward soundtrack (#3 Hot Dance Music/Club Play and #63 R&B), "Everchanging Times" from the movie Baby Boom (#30 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1987), and "K.I.S.S.I.N.G." (#97 in 1988). The latter song went to #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
In 1987 Garrett was involved in Michael Jackson's Bad album, singing a duet with Jackson on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and co-writing the #1 single "Man in the Mirror". The association with Jackson has also enabled her to sing on several Quincy Jones albums of the 1980s and 1990s. Garrett also toured with Michael Jackson from 1992 to 1993 on his Dangerous World Tour, singing backing vocals and duetting with him for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You".
In 1996 she joined the Brand New Heavies, colloborating on just one album, 1997's Shelter. As part of the band, she enjoyed a minor hit with a cover of Carole King's "You've Got A Friend". Garrett would leave the group in early 1998 to concentrate on her own songwriting.
She would later support Madonna as a backing singer and dancer on The Re-Invention Tour in 2004. Garrett's professional involvement with Madonna goes back some years as she previously supplied backing vocals on some of Madonna's earlier material including True Blue (1986), and Who's That Girl (1987).
In 2006, Garrett contributed her songwriting services to Bill Condon's film adaptation of Dreamgirls, providing lyrics for two of the four new songs added to the score. One of her compositions, the Jennifer Hudson solo "Love You I Do", earned Garrett a nomination for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. At the 50th Grammy Awards Garrett along with Henry Krieger won the Grammy for Best Song-Motion Picture TV, Visual Media for "Love You I Do".
1.1 Solo albums
1.2 Brand New Heavies albums
1.4 Brand New Heavies singles
2 See also
3 Awards and Nominations
5 External links
 Solo albums
Kiss Of Life (Qwest, 1988)
Siedah (Motown, 2004)
 Brand New Heavies albums
Shelter (FFRR, 1997)
"Don't Look Any Further" (Dennis Edwards featuring Siedah Garrett) (Motown, 1984)
"Curves" (Qwest, 1985)
"Do You Want It Right Now" (Island, 1985)
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett) (Epic, 1987)
"Everchanging Times" (Qwest, 1987) - from the movie Baby Boom
"K.I.S.S.I.N.G." (Qwest, 1988)
"Refuse To Be Loose" (Qwest, 1988)
"I'm Yours" (Quincy Jones featuring El DeBarge and Siedah Garrett) (Warner Bros., 1999)
"Rain Down Love" (Freemasons featuring Siedah Garrett) (Loaded, 2007)
 Brand New Heavies singles
"Sometimes" (Delicious Vinyl, 1997)
"You Are The Universe" (FFRR, 1997)
"You've Got A Friend" (FFRR, 1997)
"Shelter" (FFRR, 1998)