Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.
Gladys Knight inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame
Gordon MacDonald nominates Gladys Knight for Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
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