In honor of Nick Ashford, BET.com takes a look at the songwriter's contributions.
Nickolas Ashford, of the singing/songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, was born in Fairfield, S.C., on May 4, 1941.
Ashford and Simpson penned this iconic woman’s anthem. It was Khan's first solo hit single from her platinum debut solo album, Chaka, and it featured a young Whitney Houston on backing vocals. Houston later recorded a cover version of the song in ...
A mainstay of the dance club scene, legendary songwriters Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson penned and produced this classic single. “Clouds” went on to be a Billboard R&B Top 10 single and was featured on Khan’s second solo album, Naughty.
Another one of Rufus and Chaka’s romantic, moody and lush ballads, the single is from the group’s 1977 Ask Rufus album. The release was a platinum seller and the single was a top 20 R&B Billboard hit single.
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