Sylvia Robinson (born March 6 1936-died September 29 2011) was an American singer, musician, record label executive and record producer who founded and was CEO of the Sugar Hill Record Company in the 1970s. She began recording in 1950 through Columbia Records. She also had several hit songs, with other musicians and solo, including the sensual song Pillow Talk. Robinson was born in New York City. She passed away due to congestive heart failure at age 75.