Labelle has sold over 50 million records worldwide and Rolling Stones Magazine includes lists her its 100 Greatest Singers List. Patti La Belle is also commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul", the "High Priestess of Good Vibrations", and the "Queen of Rock 'n' Soul".
La Belle is also a noted actress having a supporting role in the Oscar nominated drama A Soldier's Story as well as being a recurring character in the acclaimed sitcom A Different World.
While Seats moved to Philly to be closer to his girlfriend, the drummer is now in Japan touring with Lalah Hathaway.
The musician has also toured with big names like Stevie Wonder, Mary J. La Belle was previously married to Armstead Edwards for 31 years.
She is set to appear in the upcoming season of the Emmy Award winning American Horror Story, subtitled "Freak Show" The season premieres October 8, 2014 on American television station "FX".
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Soul Train Music Award for Heritage Award – Career Achievement, NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, GLAAD Media Award for Excellence in Media, American ...
The acclaimed actress also mentioned that she found it odd that the NBA star tried to woo her at a bar because of his sobriety.
None of it felt like, ‘Yeah, this is the guy I’m gonna spend the rest of my life with.'” The 44-year-old entertainer is currently promoting her memoir, “We’re Gonna Need More Wine.” In the book, the star details a slew of personal vignettes from her life, including losing her virginity, cheating, being married to NFL star Chris Howard, and being raped at the age of 19.
Labelle are also noted for being the first African American group to play at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera House and the first African American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Her solo career began shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 with the release of her self-titled and critically acclaimed debut album.
Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program...
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