“Janet is an extremely gifted songwriter, with talent on the level of Holland
and Dozier.” – Berry Gordy, legendary Motown founder
Janet Cole Valdez is a gold record, former Motown songwriter. She had a top 10 hit in England with Disappearing Act, sung by Jody Watley of Shalamar. She co-wrote the hit single I Got Someone for Reggae Artist Kontiki, which went #1 on American Idol Underground World Music Charts. Other recording credits include El DeBarge, Thelma Houston, The Weather Girls, Tony Terry, Rockwell, Leigh Jones, and Rick Dees.
Movie credits include Gladiator, The Last Dragon, The Boost, South Beach Academy, Guarded Secrets, Chateaux Meroux, and Boston Girls.
TV credits include theme songs for Emmy-nominated series Made In Hollywood, currently airing in its 14th season, and NAACP-Image Award-nominated series Live Life & Win!, The Young and the Restless, Fame, CBS Late Night, Chicago Story, Michael Jordan: An American Hero, and movie What About Your Friends. Janet co-wrote and produced the featured songs for holiday favorite TV movie Christmas at Waters Edge.
Janet’s musical Cole and Porter was optioned by Jersey Boys’ co-producer John Osher. Janet was subsequently commissioned by Tony-award winning producer of The Lion King, to create music for a new musical in development. Her rock musical Emerald Man debuted Off-Broadway in the New York Musical Festival to rave reviews, and was chosen for the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop. Her latest hit musical “Waiting for Johnny Depp” has had four successful productions, the most recent in NYC in 2019.