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Desmond Child

Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He’s a film, television, theater and music producer, recording artist, performer, and author. But this unique discussion with host, Deepak Chopra goes beyond Child’s career in the music industry, sharing his transformative perspectives on sexuality, gender identity, suicide prevention and the meaning of life. His new documentary, “Two: The Story Of Roman and Nyro” documents the 12-year journey of Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw, and their extraordinary friendship with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world.

26:53 | 2013

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About Desmond Child

From Aerosmith to Zedd, his genre-defying collaborations also include KISS, Bon Jovi, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Ava Max, Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog, selling over 500 million records worldwide with downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays in the billions. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning six decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” and “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” just to name a few.

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.

Visit his website https://desmondchild.com/

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