Grammy-nominated songwriter, Denise Rich, has created an expansive body of work that embraces several musical genres. She writes in English, French, Spanish and Italian, her songs span across generations and have been recorded by world-class artists from Celine Dion and Natalie Cole to Mandy Moore and Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus). Multi- faceted and driven, Denise is also recognized internationally as a serious and ardent philanthropist and entrepreneur.

In her career as a songwriter, Denise has reached many milestones. R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige duo performance of Deniseʼs “Donʼt Waste Your Time” earned a Grammy nomination, her song “I Have Loved You” appeared on Jessica Simpsonʼs multi-platinum album In this Skin, “Candy” provided Mandy Moore with a Top Ten hit, “Livinʼ For Love” peaked at the top of the dance charts for Natalie Cole, and “Aim Your Arrow High” helped earn a Grammy nomination (Contemporary Soul/Gospel) for the Tremaine Hawkins album To a Higher Place. Denise’s “Abrazar La Vida” was a number one hit for Luis Fonsi, also earning her the coveted BMI Award. Most recently, she has landed a song, “Naked Truth” on Jimmy Cozier’s latest release Get Cozi.


Her songs can also be found in soundtracks for films such as Meteor Man (1993), Kiss Me Guido (1997), The Hurricane (1999), To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) and Runaway Bride (1999). Billy Porterʼs rendition of Deniseʼs “Love Is On The Way”, written for The First Wives Club (1996), inspired Celine Dion to record her triple-platinum version of the song. Patti LaBelle laid down a sizzling performance of “The Voice Inside My Heart” for the John Q (2002) soundtrack. The film Chicago (2003) features “Love Is A Crime” co-written by Denise, Greg Lawson, and Damon Sharpe, performed by dance-pop sensation Anastacia. She has also had the privilege of having one of her songs on everyoneʼs favorite talk-show hostʼs show: Oprah.


When Denise is not in the studio, she spends her time working on the foundation she created with her family in memory of her daughter Gabrielle Rich Aouad who passed away from AML Leukemia. Since itʼs inception, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation has awarded over $30 million in Medical Research Awards, making it one of the largest non- governmental sources of grant support to blood cancer researchers at the nationʼs leading institutions.