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A Profile Of Daryl Simmons Songwriter

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If you haven’t heard the name Daryl Simmons, you are in for a treat today as he is one of the most renowned songwriters in the music business. We wanted to shine a light on his illustrious  career and tell you about all the famous artists he has worked with. So keep reading to learn more about this incredible songwriter. 

Daryl Simmons Songwriter

Who Is Daryl Simmons? 

Daryl Simmons is a Grammy award-winning American songwriter and record producer who has 

been involved in the writing and production of numerous hit songs, including Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road,” Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby,” Janet Jackson’s “That’s the Way Love Goes,” Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” and TLC’s “No Scrubs.” He has also contributed to projects for Boyz II Men, Babyface, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

Daryl Simmons grew up in the small town of Irmo, South Carolina. He was the oldest of three children and was raised by a single mother. His mother was a teacher and encouraged him to pursue his musical ambitions. Simmons began playing the piano at an early age and eventually attended the University of South Carolina, where he studied music.

Simmons’ career began in the mid-1980s when he wrote and produced for New Edition and Bobby Brown. He went on to write and produce for artists as we have mentioned such as Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Usher. In addition to his work as a songwriter and producer, Simmons has also served as a judge on the television show “The X Factor.” He is currently working on a new project with producer and songwriter Rodney Jerkins.

Simmons is a passionate advocate for music education and is involved with various charities, including the Grammy Foundation and the Music Education Foundation of America. He is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He has also written and produced songs for hit films such as The Bodyguard, Boomerang, and The Preacher’s Wife. 

Daryl Simmons Awards

He has won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.” 

Closing Thoughts

Well, I hope you are impressed by the American R&B musician, songwriter, and record producer that is Daryl Simmons. We certainly are and I would implore you to listen to the songs that he had a very heavy hand in creating. As you can see, there are many! Those awards he received are very well deserved. 


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