Featuring The Living Legend, Dynamic Diva Ms Patti La Belle... Many Of Us Get Caught Up in the Shiny Things in Life and I Truly Feel there is Nothing Wrong with that... As Long as You Keep Your Eye on the Brightest Light! The Light within Us, that was put there by GOD, for Us to Shine Brighter than Any Light that Man could even think of creating... to Edify the Glory Of GOD and HIS Mercies! I have Always felt that Ms Patti is a Superb example of Using her God-given Talents to Shine a Light on HIM, for she Always Gives HIM Thanks whether she is Singing Secular or Gospel Music!!!
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is a renowned Grammy Award-winning American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade".
LaBelle started her solo career shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 and crossed over to pop music with "On My Own", "If You Asked Me To", "Stir It Up", and "New Attitude". She has also recorded R&B ballads such as "You Are My Friend", "If Only You Knew" and "Love, Need and Want You".
LaBelle possesses the vocal range of a soprano. Due to her musical legacy and influence, the singer has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, the Songwriters' Hall of Fame as well as the World Music Awards presenting her with the prestigious Legend Award. LaBelle has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Her youngest sister Jackie Padgett became president of her sister's fan club in the early 1980s. When Jackie later died of lung cancer in 1989, Patti dedicated her 1991 album, Burnin', to Jackie and filmed the video for "If You Asked Me To" a day after her funeral. Her two other sisters, Vivian and Barbara predeceased Jackie. LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes in 1995.
Please Read More on this Living Legend @: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_LaBelle
And tune in Tonite on OWN 9/8 Central- Oprah will be interviewing in addition to her being Honored on BET for "Black Girls Rock" @ 7pm... Check Your Local listings for Both.
Please listen and watch Ms Patti perform one of My Fav Songs @: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDErZ2lH6bc