In 1996 she joined the Brand New Heavies, collaborating on just one album, 1997's Shelter.As part of the band, she co-wrote their top 5 hit "Sometimes" and enjoyed a minor hit with a cover of Carole King's "You've Got A Friend".The main purpose is CONNECTEDNESS...something that we might have lost along the way.Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1960) 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. The latter song went to #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
Three doubles teams reached the semifinals of their brackets: Hilton Head Island’s Molly Sanderson and Tyler Kirk (Mount Pleasant) in the Girls 18s, Bluffton’s Brooke Wrigley and Keira Stewart (Simpsonville) in the Girls 12s and Bluffton’s Robert Hagen and William Baly (Goose Creek) in the Boys 12s.In 1991, she became host of the show America's Top 10.In 1995 Garrett was also involved with Maysa Leak's (of the group Incognito) solo debut album as co-writer of the track "Sexy" in which she also sang backing vocals.Hernandez did not drop a set all weekend until the second set of the final.Tuesday marked the second straight day that she had beaten both Gretkowski and Alston, as they made up the doubles tandem that fell to Hernandez and Simpsonville’s Samantha Johns in Monday’s final, 9-7.
"Got The Hots" was an unreleased track from the Thriller sessions at the time, but has since been released.In 1989, she forayed into the acting world, starring in a TV sitcom pilot for NBC called "Wally and the Valentines" opposite William Ragsdale, Audrey Meadows, Tatyana Ali, Tevin Campbell and Cindy Herron.The incoming freshman began her day by upending top-seeded Allie Gretkowski (Mount Pleasant) in in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-2.Hours later, Hernandez celebrated a 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 triumph over No.2 Robin Alston (Rock Hill)." in 1985 from the Fast Forward soundtrack (#3 Hot Dance Music/Club Play and #63 R&B), which was covered by Taylor Dayne in 1988 and later covered by Armand Van Helden in 2007 under the title "I Want Your Soul"; "Everchanging Times" from the movie Baby Boom (#30 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1987), and "K. A gifted musical sight reader with perfect vocal pitch (as most session vocalists are), the initial duet for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" came as a total surprise to Garrett who simply answered the call expecting to only appear as a background vocalist.
She initially felt intimidated with excitement when she entered the recording booth and noticed two music stands with sheet music that had lyric parts labeled "Michael" and "Siedah." Garrett's association with Jackson enabled her to sing on several Quincy Jones albums of the 1980s and 1990s, co-writing his hit songs "Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)", "Back On The Block," and "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" 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".
It is also for those of us that want to develop a community, a squad of intelligent, fun, like-minded women who can support each other and offer soulful friendship.
It might be dinner and a movie, trying out rock-climbing, going out dancing with your favorite gal pals, learning about love and relationships, attending a wellness workshop together, a pottery painting night, or maybe a trip to New York!
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".
She represented America in the opening ceremony of 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games singing the song "I Know I Can", and in the opening ceremony of Expo 2010 Shanghai China, singing the song "Better City, Better Life" with Jonathan Buck, both songs which she co-wrote with Quincy Jones.