Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle



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 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. Possessing the voice of a soprano,[2] LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.[3][4] LaBelle is commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul".[5]



Bel Hommage
Bel Hommage is an album by musical group Patti LaBelle, released on May 5, 2017.
Moanin is a song by musical group Patti LaBelle, released on April 21, 2017.
The Jazz in You
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 Diane Warren.

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Patti LaBelle, Brandy set for guest roles on 'Star'
  –  November 14, 2017
The Fox network announced that this spring Grammy-winning artists Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood will be guest ... who received the 2016 Marian Anderson Award along with her longtime music colleagues Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, has won two Grammy award ...
She’s the ‘Patti LaBelle of Popeyes’ singing the menu when you go through the drive-thru
  –  November 13, 2017
And now music and food are coming together like never before ... the car Joyce and Wild Bill and two others notice who Cynthia Carter sounds like. "She sounds like Patti LaBelle," they say from their front seat waiting for their order to come up at ...
Brandy And Patti LaBelle Join Lee Daniels' 'Star' For Multi-Episode Arc
  –  November 10, 2017
Patti LaBelle and Brandy will join the FOX hit for a multi-episode ... The show has landed a number of music stars for recurring roles and guest spots including Lenny Kravitz, Luke James, Tyrese, Missy Elliott, Gladys Knight, and Big Boi.
Welcome aboard: Patti LaBelle and Brandy sign on to star on Lee Daniels' "Star"
  –  November 9, 2017
Patti LaBelle and Brandy have signed on to appear on the show in ... You may remember that Brandy and Latifah starred together in the music video for Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down (Remix)" in 1994, so their reunion on Star will be a special treat for fans.
Brandy Norwood, Patti LaBelle to Appear on Fox’s ‘Star’
  –  November 9, 2017
Grammy Award-winning artists Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood will guest star on the Fox music drama “Star,” the network announced Thursday. Both will appear in multi-episode arcs this spring. LaBelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah ...
Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood Join Lee Daniels' 'Star'
  –  November 9, 2017
Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood have both signed on for multi-episode arcs on the music drama, it was announced Thursday. LaBelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine, while Norwood will portray Carlotta's ...
CHICAGO's Brandy Norwood & Patti LaBelle Join Cast of FOX's STAR
  –  November 9, 2017
Grammy Award-winning artists Patti LaBelle and Brodway's Brandy Norwood will guest-star ... In 2005, she was awarded the "Legend Award" by the World Music Awards. In addition to her success as a music artist, LaBelle is a bestselling author,actress ...
Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, Sister Sledge Honored With Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame Plaques
  –  November 2, 2017
The Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame added plaques honoring Patti LaBelle and her Labelle group members Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx, as well as Jill Scott, Sister Sledge, McFadden & Whitehead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the Soul Survivors. LaBelle spoke ...
Patti LaBelle dishes on ‘still standing’ thanks to the LGBT community, lip-syncing ‘divettes’ and Trump
  –  October 18, 2017
And that … the uptempo music, I call it [laughs] … that will be done as ... As long as I can stand on stage and my gay men and lesbian women see Patti LaBelle as someone who’s always been honest on stage you know, I’ll stop and have to go to ...


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