Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

 

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Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards (born May 24, 1944),[1] known professionally as Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" and the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.[1] After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, "You Are My Friend". LaBelle became a mainstream solo star in 1984 following the success of the singles, "If Only You Knew", "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", with the latter two crossing over to pop audiences and becoming radio staples.[1]

Less than two years later, in 1986, LaBelle scored with the number-one album, Winner in You and the number-one duet single, "On My Own", with Michael McDonald. LaBelle eventually won a 1992 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 album, Burnin', followed by a second Grammy win for the live album, Live! One Night Only. Her 1990s albums, Burnin', Gems (1994) and Flame (1997), continued her popularity with young R&B audiences throughout the decade. Following the release of two mildly receptive solo albums in the early new millennium, she reunited with her Labelle band mates for the album, Back to Now, followed by a briefly well received promotional tour.[1] LaBelle's success has extended as an actress with a notable role in the film, A Soldier's Story, and in TV shows such as A Different World and American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 1992, LaBelle starred in her own TV sitcom, Out All Night. A decade later, LaBelle hosted her own lifestyle TV show, Living It Up with Patti LaBelle on TV One. In 2015, LaBelle took part in the dance competition, Dancing with the Stars.

In a career that has spanned fifty years, she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. LaBelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. In 2005, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business by awarding her the Legend Award. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.[2][3] LaBelle is commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul".[4] LaBelle is a dramatic soprano and is noted for her vocal power, range and emotive delivery.[5][6][7] She also has a cake named "Patti LaBelle's Fancy Cake".

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Bel Hommage
Album
Bel Hommage is an album by musical group Patti LaBelle, released on May 5, 2017.
Moanin
Song
Moanin is a song by musical group Patti LaBelle, released on April 21, 2017.
The Jazz in You
Song
The Jazz in You is a song by musical group Patti LaBelle, released on March 24, 2017.
If You Asked Me To
 
"If You Asked Me To" is a song written by American songwriter Diane Warren.

Photos - Patti LaBelle423

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Popular Albums56

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Popular Songs26

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Musical Groups1

Films7

Soundtrack Film Appearances7

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows16

Minor Musical Appearances & References4

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Collaborators & Influencers26

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Personal & Professional Relationships1

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Patti LaBelle Reveals Why Luther Vandross Never Came Out of the Closet
  –  December 7, 2017
Patti LaBelle opened up about her relationship with the late Luther Vandross. The music icon discussed the late “Never Too Much” crooner, who died back in 2005, during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (December 5). Patti talked ...
Music legend Patti Labelle talks pie, has a "new attitude" on a serious disease
  –  November 15, 2017
Entertainer Patti LaBelle “knows where she’s goin’ and knows what to do,” just like in the lyrics of her popular song, “New Attitude.” Although she’s been a music icon for decades, this year she’s trying something new; releasing her first ...
I Asked People Who They Would Cast For A New Version Of "Lady Marmalade" And The Results Were Amazing
  –  January 13, 2018
Everyone knows the "Lady Marmalade" cover of Patti Labelle's classic from Moulin Rouge is ICONIC and basically the official national anthem of thots everywhere. Mya, Xtina, Lil Kim, and Pink did what? They did THAT.
The year is 2020 and Oprah Winfrey is president
  –  January 12, 2018
"So let us celebrate in style!" I'm not sure but it looks as if John Travolta is now heading a conga line which includes Patti LaBelle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tina Turner, an a hologram of Mary Tyler Moore, and the President herself, Oprah Winfrey.
Vintage artists are NJ bound | Jersey Retro
  –  January 12, 2018
April 8: Jay and the Americans ("This Magic Moment") at the Newton Theatre. April 8: Patti LaBelle ("Lady Marmalade") at State Theater New Jersey.April 13: Johnny Mathis ("It's Not For Me to Say") at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. April 18: Engelbert ...
Brandy Inspires Fans With Sara Bareilles “Brave” Cover
  –  January 11, 2018
She will play Cassie, the daughter of Christine Brown (Patti LaBelle) and younger sister of Carlotta Brown (Queen Latifah). Check out the track below.
A Soundtrack For Your 2018 Fresh Start
  –  January 10, 2018
On the throwback end, there’s a call to arms from The Rolling Stones, a Motley Crue cover from Rascal Flatts and a euphoric track from Patti LaBelle. If a resolution is the route on which you’re traveling to become your best self, think of music as ...
You Won't Be Able to Resist Orgone's Funk
  –  January 10, 2018
"I came up on this boogie funk, this '80s thing. I was born in '81 and my parents had massive house parties and would play Luther Vandross and Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle, and that was kind of in my blood," de León says. Although de León didn't know ...
Listen to Brandy Cover Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’
  –  January 10, 2018
She will play Cassie, the daughter of Christine Brown (Patti LaBelle) and younger sister of Carlotta Brown (Queen Latifah), on Lee Daniels’ series, which returns this spring.
Brandy Urges Her Fans to Be “Brave” With Sara Bareilles Cover
  –  January 10, 2018
Come this spring, Brandy will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) younger sister Cassie in FOX’s ‘Star.’ Her Character will be introduced with Carlotta’s strict but loving mother, who will be represented by Patti LaBelle.
The Meters to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  –  January 9, 2018
As the house band for Allen Toussaint’s recording studio, the group performed on countless local and national hits, including Patti Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade.” They also worked with Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Robert Palmer ...
American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones returns home to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra
  –  January 9, 2018
Raised by her mother and grandmother, in Flint, Jones was exposed to music by legendary singers such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, with her grandmother urging her to "let your voice shine," prompting Jones to sing in church choirs ...
Ray Angry and Warren Wolf Present ‘JAZZ-AGEDDON’ A Pre-Grammy Celebration and Live Recording at the Blue Note Jazz Club
  –  January 8, 2018
Patti Labelle Nona Hendryx, Sheila E, Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick, Janelle Monáe, Patrice Rushen, Erykah Badu and Aretha Franklin. Fuller was named Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll “Rising Star” for two consecutive years for Soprano Saxophone ...
Who Is Childish Gambino?
  –  January 6, 2018
The 34-year-old rapper could join the ranks of Patti LaBelle, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé if he wins best traditional R&B performance for "Redbone," and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Get to know all about Childish Gambino and his Grammy ...
2018 Grammy predictions: Childish Gambino could follow Aretha Franklin & Beyonce’s footsteps with win for Traditional R&B
  –  January 1, 2018
Previous awards have gone to Patti LaBelle, Barry White, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and Beyonce, just to name a few. Now Childish may be the overwhelming favorite to follow in their footsteps as he’s nominated in this race for “Redbone,” which ...
Andy Cohen Joins Anderson Cooper on CNN's NYE Countdown: Did You Miss Kathy Griffin? View All the Highlights
  –  January 1, 2018
Launch Gallery: CNN's NYE Countdown: Wackiest Moments Related stories TVLine Items: Patti Labelle's Star Arc, #OneChicago Vet Cops Role and More Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin as Anderson Cooper's NYE Co-Host Jeffrey Lord Out as CNN Contributor After ...
Pam Warren: American turntable wizard known as ‘the Funktress’ who accompanied Prince on his last tour
  –  December 31, 2017
In an interview for The San Francisco Chronicle, she added: “I grew up listening to The Spinners. My daddy loved Bobby Womack and Patti LaBelle. My mom loved the Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson and Cameo.” These were artists Warren ...
Patti LaBelle
  –  December 31, 2017
Patti LaBelle, born Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards, is an American singer, author, and actress. Patti began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer of the band Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. A decade later the group changed their name to Labelle and ...
Patti LaBelle Reveals Why Luther Vandross Never Came Out of the Closet
  –  December 7, 2017
Patti LaBelle opened up about her relationship with the late Luther Vandross. The music icon discussed the late “Never Too Much” crooner, who died back in 2005, during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (December 5). Patti talked ...
Patti LaBelle Shares the Recipe for Her Internet-Famous Sweet Potato Pie
  –  November 21, 2017
This is the year to take your holiday pie game to the next level—with a little help from Patti LaBelle. “Sweet potato pie is in my blood, my mother and father and all of my great aunts, great grandmother and everyone grew up on sweet potato pie,” she ...

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