Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack



Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1937 or 1939)[2][3] is an American singer. She is known for her #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Feel Like Makin' Love", and for "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.

Flack was the first, and remains the only, solo artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year on two consecutive years: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won at the 1973 Grammys as did "Killing Me Softly with His Song" at the 1974 Grammys.



The Closer I Get to You
"The Closer I Get to You" is a romantic ballad performed by African American jazz, soul, R&B, and folk singer-songwriter Roberta Flack and African American soul musician Donny Hathaway.
Where Is the Love?
"Where Is the Love?" is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.
Feel Like Makin' Love
"Feel Like Makin' Love" is a song composed by singer-songwriter Eugene McDaniels, and recorded originally by soul singer-songwriter Roberta Flack.
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who later became his wife, to sing.

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Popular Songs10

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TV Shows1

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News Articles13

  –  January 25, 2018
Donny Hathaway, (Robert King) may not be a name that springs to mind when we think of music from the 1970's, but mention his collaboration with Roberta Flack (Candace Bellamy) and songs like 'The Closer I Get To You' and 'Where Is The Love' flow from ...
Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle bring hits to gala in support of the Tubman
  –  January 24, 2018
It’s happened time and time again as the rhythm and blues artist has joined with the likes of Natalie Cole, Minnie Riperton, Melissa Manchester, Roberta Flack, Chaka Kahn, Celine Dion and Regina Belle. Bryson and Belle’s version of “A Whole New World ...
Grammy winning artists reflect on what makes a song a hit
  –  January 24, 2018
For singer Roberta Flack, she benefited from the right timing. Flack, one of only two artists who have won the category two years in a row, had released her song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" years before it won in 1973. "Clint Eastwood called ...
Grammy winners reflect on what makes a song a hit
  –  January 24, 2018
For singer Roberta Flack, she benefited from the right timing. Flack, one of only two artists who have won the category two years in a row, had released her song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” years before it won in 1973. “Clint Eastwood ...
He is the Warrior: An awkward, heated exchange on 'The Four'
  –  January 19, 2018
Zhavia was actually terrible this week, froggily croaking her way through Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” while sounding like she was killing her vocal cords. She was audibly struggling. Another contestant may have been able to take advantage of ...
Buffy Sainte-Marie: 'I constantly ask myself. Where are the great protest songs of today? Are people deaf and blind?'
  –  January 18, 2018
The singer-songwriter has been a headline act since the 1960s, even appearing at the Royal Festival Hall in 2012; and her song, “Until It’s Time For You Go” has been covered widely, including by such greats as Elvis Presley, Cher, Roberta Flack ...
Interview with LADAMA
  –  January 17, 2018
Can you tell us about that song? SL: Yes, it was written by Gene McDaniels, and Roberta Flack sang it first in the 1960s. It dealt with the realities of that time, the Vietnam War, the President and systemic, institutionalized racism – it is a protest ...
The Dakota Is a Mirror of Changing Tastes
  –  January 16, 2018
A mystery buyer recently purchased the apartments of Grammy-winning singer Roberta Flack and the late socialite Jacqueline Bikoff, possibly to combine them into a sprawling 14-room unit. Both apartments languished on the market and underwent significant ...
Roberta Flack’s NYC pad is in contract
  –  January 8, 2018
Roberta Flack’s home — a five-room spread inside Manhattan’s storied Dakota co-op — may well have been killing her softly after being on and off the market since 2015. But the legendary singer is leaving the stage on a high note. Flack’s in ...
Roberta Flack’s Dakota co-op is finally in contract
  –  January 8, 2018
Grammy-winning singer Roberta Flack’s co-op at the storied Dakota is now in contract, and a building insider tells the New York Post that the buyer has plans to combine the two-bedroom apartment with a neighboring nine-room spread. Flack has lived in the ...
The Music Club, 2017
  –  December 28, 2017
“That album was everything to me,” Gaby Moreno, who stole the show singing Roberta Flack’s “Angelitos Negros” at our launch, said of the elder singer’s First Take. She was just happy, she said, that others might have the chance for it to touch ...
First Time Ever by Peggy Seeger review – a memoir of folk royalty
  –  December 27, 2017
MacColl had previous wives and children. Until the royalties started coming in from soul singer Roberta Flack’s cover version of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, they barely scraped by. Life on the road – popping Dexedrine pills to stay awake ...
Celebrity Real Estate: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jackie Kennedy, Roberta Flack
  –  December 10, 2017
Leonardo DiCaprio is slimming down ^ his real estate holdings, that is. The Oscar-winning actor has added a Studio City home to the list of properties he's seeking to sell. The 3,400-square-foot mid-century modern is on the market for $2.395 million.

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