WHO: Siedah Garrett.
HITS WE LOVE: “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” (with Michael Jackson), “Don’t Look Any Further” (with Dennis Edwards).
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, California.
WHAT SHE’S UP TO NOW: Working on lyrics for an upcoming animated film with Sergio Mendes, writing for Lionel Richie and Ledisi, among others, and putting together a memoir which will include details of her touring with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones and others.
THE STORY: The L.A.-based singer/songwriter got her big break by meeting Quincy Jones. Since then, things have only gotten better for Garrett. She’s been the duet partner for both Michael Jackson and former Temptations singer Dennis Edward on two of their most memorable hits. She’s worked with a wide variety of artists and won a Grammy in 2008 for co-writing “Love You I Do” for Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls.”
Garrett told SingersRoom.com that her success has been the byproduct of her ability to stay on top of what she does. “Learn your craft,” she told the site when asked what advice she’d give to those aspiring to follow in her platinum footsteps. “Know what a good song is. Know the formula for proper songwriting. Just listen and learn your craft. The second thing would be perseverance; perseverance is a must.”
That perseverance obviously paid off for Garrett. Her lengthy discography stretches back to 1984, and she’s had credits on albums from Quincy Jones to Pebbles to Donna Summer. Not only did she duet and tour with Jackson; she co-wrote “Man In the Mirror,” one of his signature hits. She’s also been both a singer and dancer on Madonna’s 2004 “Re-Invention” tour and has worked with her on other projects. Garrett joined the Brand New Heavies for one project – their 1998 “Shelter” release. She’s released two of her own projects “Kiss of Life” in 1998 and a self-titled 2003 release.
Of course, her relationship with Jackson came under scrutiny after his death, when the world media descended on her for any insight or gossip. Garrett’s best response was simply to head to the music they created together to pay tribute to her friend and collaborator. Check out her musical tribute to Jackson with the Agape church choir here.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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