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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

In the news

Gladys Knight Sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl 2019: Watch
Billboard, 2019-02-04 23:32:23
The Empress of Soul is back in Georgia -- and she probably didn’t have to take a midnight train to get there. Dressed in a dazzling white...

Gladys Knight opened the Super Bowl with a powerful national anthem
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-02-04 00:30:00
Gladys Knight opened Super Bowl LIII with an assured rendition of the national anthem that showed how strong her sturdy soul singer’s voice remains at 74 years old. But was that enough for her? Ahead of Sunday’s game, which has been clouded for months by controversy related to the NFL’s ...

Gladys Knight nails potent national anthem at Super Bowl LIII
USA Today Music, 2019-02-04 00:16:41
The onetime Motown star was on form in a gorgeous "Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday night's Super Bowl.         

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