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Gladys Knight in 1969

Source: Wikipedia

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

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  • Birth name: Gladys Maria Knight
  • Also known as: The Empress of Soul
  • Born: May 28, 1944 (age 71)
  • Origin: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Genres: Motown sound, R&B, smooth soul, pop soul, soft rock, gospel, funk, doo-wop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, actress, humanitarian, author, model, songwriter
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano
  • Years active: 1953–present
  • Labels: Vee-Jay, Motown, Buddah, Columbia, MCA, Verve
  • Associated acts: Gladys Knight & the Pips

Read more about Gladys Knight at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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