Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1958) is an American singer and songwriter, who has written songs and performed backing vocals for many recording artists in the music industry, such as Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters, Brand New Heavies, Quincy Jones, Tevin Campbell, Donna Summer, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson among others. Garrett has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, and has won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 50th Grammy Awards for co-writing “Love You I Do” (performed by Jennifer Hudson) for the 2006 musical film, Dreamgirls.
In 1984, Siedah had her first taste of chart success when she was the featured vocalist on former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards “Don’t Look Any Further”.It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Black Singles chart and peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, the song peaked at No. 45.
This was followed up with appearances on the soundtrack for the movie “Fast Forward”, a 1985 dance film directed by Sidney Poitier. The soundtrack album was released on Qwest Records following the release of the film.
The first single to be released from the soundtrack was “Curves” which was remixed by Judy Weinstein for the US 12″ single release. “Curves” was co-written and produced ny Narada Michael Walden.
Curves (Remix) 6:10
Long As We Believe 4:06