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Valerie Simpson

Songwriter, Producer, Artist
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid"

Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," "Solid"

Valerie Simpson is one half of the Dynamic Duo Ashford & Simpson. She is an accomplished songwriter and producer as well as recording artist whose chart busting hits stretch over four decades and include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "You're All I Need To Get By," "Let's Go Get Stoned," "I'm Every Woman," "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," "Your Precious Love" and "Solid." Valerie is a member of the ASCAP Board of Directors.

She and her late husband Nickolas are known for their exciting concert appearances and continue to wow audiences in the United States and internationally in London, Liverpool, Amsterdam and Japan. She is proud of the 12 Gold and Platinum Records and over 50 ASCAP Awards she has collected. Simpson and her husband also received ASCAP's highest honor, The Founders Award and the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. They were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. valerie is currently working on a broadway musical based on their life story. Valerie also own a popular club/restaurant in Manhattan, Sugar Bar, which promotes talented songwriter/singers and has assisted in launching many successful careers.

Her music remains continuously in play: Last summer’s biggest movie Guardians of the Galaxy featured “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and Seal’s cover of “I Am Your Man” returns a Motown classic to the present. Lil Wayne sampled another of their classic Motown tunes “Benjie” in his I Am Not a Human Beingalbum. Michael Bolton features “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in his current CD. Berry Gordy’s Motown Broadway Show features “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Remember Me,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” which is the show finale. Aretha Franklin’s new Diva Classics puts a new spin on “I’m Every Woman” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” re-energizing them in her own way.