Lamont Dozier as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland, is responsible for writing and producing over 54 #1 hits for The Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and a host of others, giving them credit for being the architects of the Motown sound. As a result, he has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, from which he recently received the 2009 Johnny Mercer Award, the highest praise a songwriter can achieve.
Aside from the recording industry, musical theater has always been a passion of Dozier’s and his first foray into that medium, The First Wives Club, based on the 1996 film, is going to Broadway next year.
Dozier also has had success as a recording artist, and was named Best New Male Pop Vocalist from Billboard and received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album. He has continued success as a songwriter and producer and has worked with such acts as Simply Red, Boy George, Eric Clapton, Kanye West, Joss Stone, Solange Knowles and George Benson.
Dozier collaborated with Phil Collins on the soundtrack for Buster, which earned them a Grammy, Golden Globe Award, Brit Award, Britain’s distinguished Ivor Novello honor and an Oscar nomination for the song, Two Hearts.
Dozier is a Trustee of NARAS and chairs its Advocacy Committee. In 2007, he received the prestigious Thornton Legacy Award from USC, where he is a professor and where a scholarship has been established in his name in perpetuity.