Makeba Riddick Shares Her Journey to Success

Grammy nominated songwriter Makeba Riddick ('99) discusses her accomplishments as well as her challenges in the music industry.


January 31, 2014

There is something special about a person who remains humble and genuine amidst overwhelming success. It is a rare quality, and it is an inspiring quality—it is exactly who Berklee alumnus Makeba Riddick (’99) is. Makeba is a three-time Grammy nominee, which included three nominations in the recent 56th annual Grammy Awards, she is a Grammy winner for cowriting Beyonce’s “Déjà Vu,” and she is the holder of nine No. 1 records. But despite all these titles, Riddick still exudes a pleasant quality modesty. She says that being nominated for a Grammy is an experience that never gets old.

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