CHERYL CHRISTIANSEN
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CHERYL CHRISTIANSEN began her music career as a singer-lyricist in the early 1980’s. Motown Records had signed a young male vocal group from Detroit, 21st Creation, to its label. Following up on a hit single, they went into the studio to record their second album. Ms. Christiansen’s writing talent came to the attention of the group’s producer, resulting in their collaboration on three songs recorded by the group.

Shortly thereafter, Ms. Christiansen began collaborating with producer Jack Gold at CBS Records, who had produced upwards of 80 albums for Johnny Mathis, and Arnold Goland. Johnny recorded two of their songs, “No One But The One You Love” and “The Best Days Of My Life”, the latter of which was released as a single in the United Kingdom, covered by Jazz vocalist Marlena Shaw and recorded in Spanish by Vikki Carr.

When Gladys Knight left Motown and signed with CBS Records, she fell into the producing hands of Jack Gold. Gladys recorded “The Best Thing We Can Do Is Say Goodbye” and “Am I Losing You?”, both Gold-Christiansen-Goland collaborations. Disco was hot and Gladys fell in love with “You Bring Out The Best In Me”, written by Ms. Christiansen and Al de Lory. It was released as her disco single.

Diana Ross recorded “Sweet Surrender” for RCA Records, written by Ms. Christiansen and Lenny Stack, earning the collaborators gold and platinum albums.

Other of Ms. Christiansen’s songs were recorded by the male vocal group Dream Express, Andy Williams, Dancin’ Machine, to name a few. She has written jingles for commercials, songs for a children’s video, “The Adventures Of Nicholas”, and several songs for the theatrical motion picture, “Mark Twain’s Greatest Adventure – It’s A Matter Of Time”.

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