Siedah Garrett is an outstanding singer/songwriter whose work has profoundly touched serious music lovers all over the world. Grammy-winning and twice. Oscar nominated. She is currently a nominee for the 2012 Oscars for Best Music/Original Song “Real in Rio.” Her past Oscar nomination was for co-writing “Love You, I Do” – sung by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls – Garrett’s is an artistry chiseled in all-around excellence. Siedah is the co-writer of the internationally recognized self motivational anthem “Man in the Mirror,” immortalized by Michael Jackson on his 1987 album, Bad. On that same project, Garrett also sang the chart-topping first single, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, a duet with Jackson, then performed with“The King of Pop” on his Dangerous world tour.
Across her remarkable pop music career, Garrett has collaborated and worked with music giants such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, and Sergio Mendes. She has written songs that have been performed and/or recorded by Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Austin, Sheena Easton, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick, The Korrs, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Brand New Heavies, Amy Grant, Barry White, Paula Abdul, will.i.am, Jordan Sparks, Vanessa Williams, Richard Elliot, and The Freemasons, among others. She has supplied background vocals for Madonna, Donna Summer, Wang Chung, The Commodores, Weather Report, Boz Scaggs, Santana, Johnny Mathis and Jessica Simpson to name a few. Garrett’s duet with ex-Temptations member, Dennis Edwards, “Don’t Look Any Further” is a classic R&B smash.
In addition to penning the Oscar-nominated, “Love You, I Do”, from Dreamgirls, Garrett’s film and soundtrack credits are quite extensive. They include her recording of the Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager composition “Everchanging Times,” from the film Baby Boom, and her co-writing four songs in the 2011 blockbuster Fox animated feature film, Rio. Garrett continues to work closely with Quincy Jones on even grander visions such as co-writing “I Know I Can”, the official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics, as well as “Better City, Better Life”, the official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
Siedah also has had numerous television and feature film appearances, national jingles and voice-overs, and still performs globally for television audiences in the millions.