Daryl Simmons

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Daryl Simmons
Birth nameDaryl L. Simmons
BornIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • music consultant
  • background vocalist
Years active1977—present

Daryl L. Simmons is an American R&B musician, songwriter and record producer,[1] who worked with the production duo of L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. In 1977–1980 Daryl, with Manchild (band) recorded 2 soul & funk albums & the minor hit "Especially for You" on the Label Chi Sound Records, Manchild included: Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, Reggie Griffin, Charles "Chuckie" Bush & others.

He has written and composed songs such as "End Of The Road" (Boyz II Men), "Super Woman" (Karyn White), "Breathe Again" (Toni Braxton), "I'm Ready" (Tevin Campbell), "Baby Baby Baby" (TLC), "My My My" (Johnny Gill), "We're Not Making Love No More" (Dru Hill) and "Queen of the Night" (Whitney Houston).[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1989 "Don't Be Cruel" Best R&B Song Nominated
1990 "Superwoman" Best R&B Song Nominated
1991 "My, My, My" Best R&B Song Nominated
1993 "End of the Road" Best R&B Song Won
1994 "Can We Talk" Best R&B Song Nominated
1995 "You Mean the World to Me" Best R&B Song Nominated


  1. ^ Jon Pareles. "Eric Clapton Wins 6 Grammys With His 'Unplugged' Album", The New York Times, February 25, 1993. Retrieved on 2008-07-23.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW: Grammy-Winning Songwriter & Producer Daryl Simmons Reflects Upon His Hit-Making Career". Albumism. Retrieved 2018-11-14.