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Gladys Knight

Biography

Among the great spirit performers, Gladys Knight was a performer from her child years years, forming the Pips with her sibling Merald along with a few cousins. They produced the very best Ten in 1961 using the greatly doo wop-influenced “Every Defeat of My Center,” and documented some fine, today overlooked pop-soul edges for the Fury and Maxx brands in the first and middle-’60s, sometimes beneath the path of songwriter Vehicle McCoy. A few singles out of this period, “Notice Filled with Tears” and “QUITTING,” made the very best 40, but Knight didn’t strike her industrial stride until she relocated to Motown in 1966. Steeped within the gospel custom, like a lot of spirit performers, Knight & the Pips progressed into among Motown’s most reliable functions, although they by no means quite scaled the industrial or artistic levels of fellow celebrities around the label just like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, as well as the Temptations. With Norman Whitfield offering the production and far from the songwriting, the Pips match the mainstream of Motown’s machine well, rating big strikes with some rabble-rousers (like “Companionship Teach” and the initial edition of “I Noticed It With the Grapevine”), mainstream midtempo spirit (“IT WILL HAVE ALREADY BEEN Me” and “THE FINISH of Our Street”), and easy ballads like “EASILY Were YOUR LOVER.” In 1973, Knight experienced her biggest Motown strike with “Neither Among Us,” which produced number two; soon afterward, she as well as the Pips remaining Motown for Buddah. The group users had been briefly superstars in 1973-1974, reeling from the smashes “Midnight Teach to Georgia” (their just number 1), “I’ve Surely got to Make use of My Creativity,” and “MOST SENSIBLE THING That Ever Happened certainly to me.” This rated as a few of their best materials, but Knight shortly moved toward a straightforward listening, adult modern path, one which she’s maintained even today. Now performing individually through the Pips (who’ve retired), her times being a high-charting superstar ended following the mid-’70s, although she continues to be fairly well-known, and maintained a dynamic recording career in to the brand-new millennium, releasing FINALLY, an record of metropolitan R&B, on MCA in 2000; One Tone of voice, a gospel established, on Many Streets Information in 2005; and Before Me, an record of jazz specifications, on Verve in 2006.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gladys Knight
Height 1.61 m
Profession Actor, Model, Author, Singer-songwriter, Businessperson, Humanitarian
Education Shaw University
Nationality American
Spouse William McDowell, Les Brown, Barry Hankerson, James Newman
Children Shanga Hankerson, Kenya Newman, James Newman III
Parents Merald Woodlow Knight, Sr., Sarah Elizabeth Woods
Siblings Merald "Bubba" Knight, Brenda Knight, David Knight
Awards Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Groups Gladys Knight & the Pips
Music Songs Midnight Train to Georgia, Neither One Of Us, If I Were Your Woman, Missing You, The Way We Were - Try To Remember, I've Got to Use My Imagination, Love Overboard, End Of The Road, Baby Don't Change Your Mind, Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, I Don't Want to Know, Superwoman, Wind Beneath My Wings, So Sad The Song, The Need to Be, I Said You Lied, Licence to Kill, End of the Road Medley, It's a Better Than Good Time, Where Peaceful Waters Flow, The Makings Of You, Make Yours a Happy Home, You're Number One, I Hope You Dance, Still Such a Thing, Try to Remember / The Way We Were, You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, Best Thing That Ever Happend to Me, If I Were Your Woman II, Just a Little, Good Morning Heavenly Father, Operator
Albums Where My Heart Belongs, Before Me, Another Journey, Miss Gladys Knight, Just for You, I Feel A Song (Expanded Edition), Visions (Expanded Edition), Many Different Roads, Good Woman, The One And Only (Expanded Edition), Life (Expanded Edition), TOUCH, Nitty Gritty, About Love (Expanded Edition), Everybody Needs Love, Standing Ovation, Gladys Knight (Expanded Edition), Gladys Knight & The Pips Selected Hits Vol. 1, A Little Knight Music, Gladys Knight & The Pips Greatest Hits, In The Beginning (Expanded Edition), The Way We Were: The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Early Hits, Gold, Collections, Superhits, It's Christmas Time Again, Six Play: Gladys Knight & The Pips - EP, The Essential Gladys Knight & The Pips, Best Of, Platinum & Gold Collection, VH-1 Behind The Music Presents: Gladys Knight & The Pips, Gladys Knight & The Pips Selected Hits Vol. 2, Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Greatest Hits: Gladys Knight - I Can See Cleary Now, Greatest Hits, Soul Groove, Gladys Knight & the Pips - Every Beat of My Heart, The Gladys Knight Collection, Beautiful Ballads, Soul Pack - Gladys Knight and the Pips - EP, Love Songs, Soul Legends - Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Classic Christmas Album, Masters Of The Last Century: Best of Gladys Knight, At Last
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo
Movies I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Pipe Dreams, Hollywood Homicide, Twenty Bucks, Unbeatable Harold, Almost Christmas, Bridge to Havana, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, B.B. King & Friends: Night of Blistering Blues, Desperado, Seasons of Love, Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen, Tom Jones Presents Girls Night Out, Most Famous Hits: Tom Jones & Friends, Cooking with B. Smith and Friends: Main Dishes, Kenny Rogers: Rollin': Vol. 1
TV Shows The First Family, Celebrity Duets, American Juniors, Charlie & Co., Man v. Food, Apollo Live


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1 Born on the exact same day as Rudy Giuliani, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Sondra Locke and Billy Vera.
2 Currently tours with her choir "Saints Unified Voices" throughout the United States at LDS (Mormon) church meetinghouses, cultural events and concerts. Ray Charles' last album contains a duet with Gladys Knight which received a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance (Duet). [February 2005]
3 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 27, 1995.
4 She owns a chain of chicken and waffles restaurants based in Atlanta.
5 Has an older sister, Brenda Knight, and a younger brother, David Knight.
6 The name, "The Pips", came from the name of their manager, James "Pip" Wood, who is also Knight's cousin.
7 Parents are Merald Woodlow Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Knight.
8 Had a gambling problem.
9 Mother of Jimmy Newman III (died 1999), Kenya Jackson (née Newman), and Shanga Hankerson.
10 Once performed "Licence to Kill" in concert at Caesars Atlantic City for Jason Allentoff and Brandon Allentoff.
11 Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
12 Ranked #18 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
13 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips) in 1996.
14 Sister of Merald Knight, cousin of William Guest, and Edward Patten.
15 Aunt, by marriage, of singer Aaliyah (she was married to Aaliyah's uncle Barry Hankerson).
16 She has three children, sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
17 Won on "Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour" (1948) at age seven.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost Christmas 2016 Shelter Director Dorothy
Hot in Cleveland 2015 TV Series Miss Shonda
Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2015 TV Movie Gladys Knight
Empire 2015 TV Series Gladys Knight
Seasons of Love 2014 TV Movie Ms. Angie
The First Family 2012-2013 TV Series Grandma Carolyn
I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 Wilma
House of Payne 2009 TV Series Gladys Knight
30 Rock 2008 TV Series Gladys Knight
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen 2006 Video Candie (voice)
Unbeatable Harold 2006 Phyllis
Las Vegas 2005 TV Series Gladys Knight
JAG 2005 TV Series Etta
Hollywood Homicide 2003 Olivia Robidoux
The Jamie Foxx Show 1997-2001 TV Series Janice King
Ally McBeal 1999 TV Series Gladys Knight
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series Chocolate
Living Single 1997 TV Series Odelle Jones
Baywatch 1995 TV Series Gladys Knight
New York Undercover 1994 TV Series Natalie
Twenty Bucks 1993 Mrs. McCormac
Out All Night 1992 TV Series Gladys Knight
A Different World 1988 TV Series Gladys Knight
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1987 TV Series Dr. Donna Robinson
Desperado 1987 TV Movie Mona Lisa
Charlie & Co. 1985-1986 TV Series Diana Richmond
The Jeffersons 1983 TV Series Gladys Knight
Pipe Dreams 1976 Maria Wilson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "It Don't Mean a Thing"
The Butler 2013/I performer: "You And I Ain't Nothin' No More"
The Paperboy 2012 performer: "The Nitty Gritty" / writer: "The Nitty Gritty"
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "I Need You"
For Colored Girls 2010 performer: "Settle"
It's Complicated 2009 performer: "Since I Fell for You"
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 performer: "The Need to Be", "Just Don't Wanna Know/Over It Now"
Fired Up! 2009 writer: "Two Type of Bitches"
The Family That Preys 2008 performer: "I Hope You Dance"
The Simpsons Game 2007 Video Game "That's What Friends Are For"
Hoge bomen: Pioniers 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Las Vegas 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bond Girls Are Forever 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "Licence to Kill"
Kevin & Perry Go Large 2000 performer: "The Look Of Love"
Ally McBeal 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Joe the King 1999 performer: "Between Her Goodbye & My Hello"
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 performer: "IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN"
Set It Off 1996 performer: "I'll Be Missing You"
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Identity 1991 performer: "Walk the Line"
Ghost Dad 1990 performer: "Strong As Steel"
Licence to Kill 1989 performer: "Licence to Kill"
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie Reprise"
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary performer: "I Will Survive"
Cobra 1986 performer: "Loving On Borrowed Time" Love Theme from Cobra
Soul Train 1985 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Rocky IV 1985 performer: "Double Or Nothing"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie & Co. TV Series singer - 1 episode, 1986 composer - 1 episode, 1986

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mic Check Live: Gladys Knight Rockumentary 2011 TV Movie executive producer
Sisters in the Name of Love 1986 TV Special executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Della 1969 TV Series Herself
Operation: Entertainment 1968 TV Series Herself
The Real 2015 TV Series Herself
Unsung Hollywood 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2015 TV Series Herself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2014 TV Series Herself
On the Money 2014 TV Series Herself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer
Knight Life with Gladys 2013 TV Movie Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 365Black Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Lifetime Achievement Honoree
My Music: Burt Bacharach's Best 2013 TV Movie Herself
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Apollo Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Judge
The Talk 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Bebe Winans' America, America 2012 TV Movie Herself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself - Performer
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Good Morning America 2012 TV Series Herself
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
American Idol 2003-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest Judge
Why Not? With Shania Twain 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Mic Check Live: Gladys Knight Rockumentary 2011 TV Movie Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 TV Movie Herself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival 2010 TV Movie Herself
A Capitol Fourth 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement 2009 Documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1991-2009 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series Herself (also Interview)
The Early Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself - VIP Audience (uncredited)
Man v. Food 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2008 TV Series Herself
The BET Honors 2008 TV Movie Herself - Performer
American Idol Rewind 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
The View 2006 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2006 TV Series Herself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests 2006 Video documentary Herself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
BET Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself
2005 Trumpet Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Good Day Live 2005 TV Series Herself
The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson 2004 TV Movie Herself
Bridge to Havana 2004 Video documentary Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Motown 45 2004 TV Special Herself
VH1 Divas 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Intimate Portrait 1999-2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself
The Michael Jackson Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
When I Was a Girl 2003 TV Series Herself
American Juniors 2003 TV Series Herself - Judge
Divas on Ice 2001/II TV Special Herself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998-2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Herself
Essence Awards 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Herself
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
The Messiah XXI 2000 Documentary Herself - Soloist
Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters 1999 Documentary Herself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
League of Legends 1998 TV Movie Herself
The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Host
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Wheel of Fortune 1994 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Jackson Family Honors 1994 TV Special documentary Herself
The 21st Annual American Music Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Special Herself
The Les Brown Show 1993 TV Series Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1991-1992 TV Series Herself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The 13th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music 1991 TV Special documentary Herself
Soul Train 1971-1991 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - Guest / Herself (on film)
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1983-1991 TV Series Herself
Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick & Patti LaBelle: Superwoman 1991 Short Herself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Host
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Herself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
Dionne and Friends 1990 TV Series Herself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Joan Rivers Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1989 TV Special Herself
Diet America Challenge 1989 TV Special Herself
Family Feud 1989 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Happy New Year, America 1988 TV Special Herself - Host
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1986-1988 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself - Center Square
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
WrestleMania IV 1988 TV Special Herself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1975-1987 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl 1987 TV Movie Herself
Happy New Year, America 1986 TV Special Herself - Host
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself
Closeups 1986 TV Series Herself
Sisters in the Name of Love 1986 TV Special Herself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Performer and Presenter: Favourite Song
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Host
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1970-1985 TV Series Herself
Solid Gold 1980-1985 TV Series Herself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Host
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special Herself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Herself
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
Live from Her Majesty's 1983 TV Series Herself
The Suzanne Somers Special 1982 TV Special Herself
Marvin Hamlisch: They're Playing My Song 1981 TV Movie Herself
The First 100 Years of Recorded Music 1981 TV Special Herself
Gladys Knight and the Pips 1981 TV Movie Themselves - Performers (as Gladys Knight and the Pips)
The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series Herself - Special Guest Star
Top of the Pops 1972-1980 TV Series Herself / Herself - Lead Singer, Gladys Knight & The Pips
Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre 1980 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972-1980 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
The Midnight Special 1973-1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1978 TV Series Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Vocalist
Standing Room Only 1978 TV Series Herself
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The George Burns One-Man Show 1977 TV Special Gladys Knight
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 TV Special Herself
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1968-1976 TV Series Herself / Herself - Singer
Rock Concert 1976 TV Series Herself
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show 1975 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Sweepstakes 1975 TV Series Herself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 TV Special Herself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People 1974 TV Series Herself - Host
The Hollywood Squares 1974 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1974 TV Series Herself
Save the Children 1973 Documentary Herself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Herself
The Helen Reddy Show 1973 TV Series Herself
The Harry Secombe Show 1972 TV Series Herself
Full House 1972 TV Series Herself
The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour 1972 TV Series Themselves - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: Rollin' on the River 1971 TV Special Herself
Rollin' on the River 1971 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1968-1971 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Andy Williams Show 1970 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
Get It Together 1970 TV Series Herself
Black Journal 1969 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1969 TV Series Herself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music 2013 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Butler 2013/I Herself (uncredited)
... Sings James Bond 2012 TV Movie Herself - Licence to Kill
Motown Gold from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 2011 Video documentary Herself
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Herself
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault 2009 Documentary Herself
American Idol 2008 TV Series Herself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Herself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Herself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series Ms. McCormac
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Herself
Marvin Gaye 1987 TV Movie documentary Herself
DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues 1984 Video Herself
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) Album: "Where My Heart Belongs"
2005 BET Award BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
1995 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on June 27, 1995 at 7083 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Song The Butler (2013) · Lenny Kravitz (Writer)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The First Family (2012)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Music Special Sisters in the Name of Love (1986)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Music Special Sisters in the Name of Love (1986) · Bob Henry (executive producer/director)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female Pipe Dreams (1976)


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1 Believe me when I say this: you can't please everyone in concert, even though I still want to. Someone always wants you to sing a song that isn't necessarily on your set list. So I'm heavy on the medleys these days.


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