Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, at the Grove of Anaheim
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Find out more about Gladys Knight.
The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
When not busy recording or performing music, Knight makes frequent forays in film and television work. She appears in the Tyler Perry film I Can Do Bad All by Myself, now available on DVD, and last television season, she shot a guest star cameo on the Emmy-winning NBC hit comedy 30 Rock.
Knight fans are still enjoying her latest album, Before Me, which pays homage to the great legends of song – Ella, Duke, Billie, Lena – as well as the many artists who served as Knight’s friends, mentors, colleagues and inspiration throughout her career. Before Me features such timeless material as Holiday’s “God Bless the Child,” Horne’s “Stormy Weather,” and Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” and was helmed by Grammy-winning producers Tommy LiPuma and Phil Ramone.
Gladys Knight started singing with her brother and two cousins in Gladys Knight & the Pips, one of Motown’s most dependable acts, scoring big hits such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “It Should Have Been Me, “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination.” All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade: Good Woman (1991); Just for You (1994); the inspirational Many Different Roads (1999); and At Last (2001). At Last showed the world that she still has what it takes to record a hit album, employing the talents of contemporary producers like Randy Jackson, Gary Brown and James D.C. Williams III, Jon John, Jamey Jaz, Keith Thomas, Tom Dowd and Tiger Roberts.
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