Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He’s a film, television and music producer, recording artist, performer, and author. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning five decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” “Born To Be My Baby,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Angel,” “I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “The Cup Of Life,” “Waking Up In Vegas” and many more.
From Aerosmith to Zedd, his genre-defying collaborations include Bon Jovi, KISS, Cher, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Michael Bolton, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper, Christina Aguilera, Sia, Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog, selling over 500 million records worldwide with downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays in the billions.
Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and serves on its Board of Directors as well as the Board of ASCAP. In 2018 he received ASCAP’s prestigious Founders Award celebrating 40 years as a proud member of ASCAP. He also co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame where he serves as Chairman Emeritus. —— He recently wrote and co-produced “Lady Liberty” on Barbra Streisand’s latest album “WALLS,” and also released his new album DESMOND CHILD LIVE in October 2019 on BMG Rights. Child co-wrote the #1 Euro Airplay hit “Kings & Queens” with Ava Max and will be releasing 2 re-mastered albums, “DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE” and “RUNNERS IN THE NIGHT” on BMG Rights on October 2, 2020. Child is releasing a new single “Viva La Diva” featuring reality star Countess Luann from The Real Housewives Of New York City on August 21, 2020 on BMG Rights. Child and the song will be featured in the season finale airing on Bravo TV on September 3, 2020. He has also recently completed his autobiography LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz.