Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle



Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards (born May 24, 1944),[1] known professionally as Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, songwriter, 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".



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

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Patti Labelle to perform at Turkey Day Classic concert
  –  March 18, 2018
and 19 as Patti LaBelle, a mix of R&B/soul ballads, up-beat pop and gospel music. She has earned five Gold albums and one Platinum album. LaBelle is known for her musical versatility. She has performed classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and ...
Patti LaBelle joins 'Greenleaf' season 3
  –  March 2, 2018
Philadelphia native and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle was recently cast in the recurring role ... an incredibly talented cast and inspirational music have positioned ‘Greenleaf’ for a long run, and we can hardly wait to see where the ...
Patti LaBelle reflects on her relationship with Queen Latifah and the late Rita Owens
  –  March 23, 2018
Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, passed away Wednesday night after suffering from heart failure. Many took to social media to send their condolences to Latifah and her family. During a recent interview with theGrio Patti LaBelle, who plays Latifah ...
I Have So Many Sides People Don’t Know: CeCe Peniston Talks Writing “Finally,” Being Boxed Into Dance Music & More
  –  March 22, 2018
I wanted a piece of this and a piece of that. I used to listen to Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle and Angela Winbush so I grabbed from different music that I heard. And part of that came on by accident because when we were doing “Finally,”–Remember that ...
Patti LaBelle Spent Her Early Career With the Rolling Stones and Elton John
  –  March 20, 2018
Patti LaBelle talks about the early days of her career opening for the Rolling Stones and performing with Elton John.
HGTV's Vern Yip, singer Patti LaBelle in Savannah for Southern Women's Show
  –  March 20, 2018
He's an architect, designer, author, TV star on two different networks, husband and father of two young children. And, when I spoke to Vern Yip on the phone, he was in the middle of a big interior remodel in Atlanta and the sound of hammers and saws could ...
Snoop Dogg Just Dropped His Gospel Album "Bible Of Love"
  –  March 17, 2018
Featuring a wide array of guests appearances, including Faith Evans, music legend Patti LaBelle, West Coast rap vet Daz Dillinger and Doggystyle Records’ signee October London, the soulful effort clocks in at 32 tracks. It’s a hard left from The ...
How Patti LaBelle Once Made Prince ‘Flip': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
  –  March 8, 2018
To celebrate the incredibly prolific, influential and diverse body of work left behind by Prince, we will be exploring a different song of his each day for an entire year with the series 365 Prince Songs in a Year. But unlike Khan, LaBelle was already in ...
Patti LaBelle joins 'Greenleaf' season 3
  –  March 2, 2018
Philadelphia native and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle was recently cast in the recurring role of “Maxine Patterson” in season three of the OWN drama series, “Greenleaf.” According to the network, Maxine Patterson is a famous Christian ...


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