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Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles

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Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles had a Top 20 R&B/pop strike with “We Sold My Center towards the Junkman” in 1962 and, after putting your signature on with Atlantic, continued to rating hits in a number of sounds, which range from lady group pop to ’70s funk (“Woman Marmalade”) to disco to lush pop and R&B ballads while going right through a visually stimulating metamorphosis from your Bluebelles to LaBelle. Spirit diva Patti LaBelle — the group’s longtime innovator — continued to take pleasure from probably one of the most effective solo professions in modern R&B. Patti LaBelle (given birth to Patricia Holt in Philadelphia on Oct 4, 1944) was raised singing in an area Baptist choir and teamed with friend Cindy Birdsong to create the Ordettes in Philadelphia in 1960. A 12 months later on, they added vocalists non-a Hendryx and Sarah Dash as well as the group was re-christened the Bluebelles. These were affected considerably by the first ’60s lady group sound, specifically the Shirelles. In 1962, the Bluebelles obtained a high Twenty pop and R&B strike with “I Sold My Heart towards the Junkman” (that was actually LaBelle supported by the Starlets), plus they consequently hit the graphs in 1964 with renditions of “Danny Boy” and “YOU MAY NEVER Walk Only.” In 1965, they authorized to Atlantic. With maker Bobby Martin at helm, the quartet — right now referred to as Patti LaBelle as well as the Bluebelles — gained a minor strike with their edition from the Harold Arlen-penned regular “Somewhere On the Rainbow.” That they had only a small number of minimal R&B strikes and near misses with Atlantic, including “I’m Still Waiting around,” “Consider Me for a time,” and “Down the Aisle (THE MARRIAGE Tune),” which produced full usage of Patti LaBelle’s effective gospel-derived business lead vocals and harmonies. Various other highlights out of this period are the first edition of “Groovy Sort of Like” (a huge strike for Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders), the Supremes-like “Sensitive Phrases,” the dramatic “All or Nothing at all,” as well as the moody Spooner Oldham/Dan Penn ballad “Dreamer.” These were fortunate to really have the abilities of a number of the best songwriters of your day; furthermore to Oldham and Penn, the Bluebelles performed materials compiled by Carole Bayer, Pam Sawyer, Lori Burton, Bert Berns, Jeff Barry, Bacharach-David, Lorraine Ellison, and Curtis Mayfield (who created a number of the act’s afterwards sides), in addition to tracks compiled by both non-a Hendryx and Sarah Dash — but still, the group recommended more intense and assertive materials and were under no circumstances quite more comfortable with many of these tracks. Halfway through their Atlantic period (1965 to 1969), Cindy Birdsong still left to become listed on the Supremes (as Florence Ballard’s substitute). The rest of the trio toured the so-called “chitlin circuit” for the rest of the 10 years before putting your signature on on with United kingdom supervisor Vicki Wickham in 1970. Wickham renamed the trio “Labelle” and started attempting to help the ladies reconfigure their audio for the ’70s, pressing them in sexy, sweaty, gospel-drenched spirit direction. Demure dresses they wore throughout their lady group phase had been soon changed by crazy, flamboyant costumes, as well as the group’s self-titled 1971 Warner Bros. debut was filled up with strong harmonies and cool, rock-oriented R&B. To aid the recording, they toured with English rock-band the Who and in addition collaborated with NY songwriter Laura Nyro on her behalf outstanding R&B-influenced record Gonna Have a Magic. After recording several good albums (including Moon Darkness), LaBelle exploded in the graphs in 1974 making use of their outstanding Nightbirds album and its own raunchy strike, “Female Marmalade.” Follow-up strikes was included with 1975’s Phoenix and 1976’s Chameleon albums.

Quick Facts


Full Name Labelle
Height 1.65 m
Profession Actor, Entrepreneur, Author, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Spouse Armstead Edwards
Children Zuri Kye Edwards, Stanley Stocker-Edwards, William Holte, Stayce Holte, Dodd Stocker-Edwards
Parents Henry Holte, Bertha Holte
Siblings Jacqueline Holte, Claudette Grant, Barbara Holte, Vivian Holte
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Songs Lady Marmalade, It's Gonna Take a Miracle, It Took a Long Time, What Can I Do for You?, The Bells, You Turn Me On, Messin' With My Mind, Turn It Out, Moon Shadow, Touch Me All Over, Jimmy Mack, I Met Him on a Sunday, Somebody Somewhere, Are You Lonely?, Nowhere to Run, You've Really Got a Hold on Me, The Wind, Take the Night Off, Monkey Time/Dancing in the Street, Ring The Belle, Space Children, You've Got a Friend, Cosmic Dancer, Nightbird, Spanish Harlem, Sunday's News, Good Intentions, Morning Much Better, Mama Klaus, Won't Get Fooled Again, Baby's Out of Sight, All Girl Band
Albums Gonna Take a Miracle, Chameleon, Pressure Cookin', Back to Now, Phoenix, Nightbirds, Moon Shadow, Accidents, Sweethearts of the Apollo, Labelle, Cinema, Patti & Labelle, Lady Marmalade
Nominations 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, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year


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#Fact
1 Release of her book, "Patti LaBelle's Lite Cuisine: Over 100 Dishes with To-Die-For Taste Made with To-Live-For Recipes" by Patti with Laura Randolph Lancaster. [2003]
2 Release of her book, "Recipes for the Good Life" by Patti with Judith Choate and Karen Hunter. [November 2008]
3 Release of her book, "Patti's Pearls: Lessons in Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously" by Patti with Laura Randolph Lancaster. [2001]
4 Release of her book, "LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About" by Patti with Laura B. Randolph. [1999]
5 Release of her book, "Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime" by Patti with Laura B. Randolph. [1996]
6 Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
7 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
8 Oddly enough, when she and Michael McDonald first recorded the Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager song "On My Own", neither artist had even met. LaBelle recorded her part of the song in Philadelphia while McDonald completed his part in Los Angeles. Even after filming a video for the song, both singers had still not met. Not until after the song went to number one on the charts in June 1986 did the two artists finally meet when they performed *together* for the first time on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
9 Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
10 Close friend of Luther Vandross.
11 Godmother of Mariah Carey.
12 She has 5 children. She has a son named Zuri (b. July 1973). She adopted her sister Jackie's son and daughter after she died of cancer. She raised her neighbor's two boys, Dodd and Stanley, after her neighbor died of pneumonia, although she and her husband were too old at the time to legally adopt them.
13 All three of her sisters died of the same form of cancer before their 44th birthdays.
14 Ranked #41 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
15 Godmother of Cyndi Lauper's son, Declyn (B. Nov 19 1997)
16 Was once engaged to Otis Williams of the long-time R&B singing group, The Temptations.
17 Suffers from diabetes
18 Lost all three of her sisters to some form of cancer
19 Authored Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime and cookbook LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About
20 Often takes off her shoes while performing
21 Known to give her devoted fans one of her fake eyelashes when performing in concert
22 Owner of Chez LaBelle dinner theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
23 Has two fragrances and a line of lipsticks and nail polishes
24 Was given the name LaBelle (which in French translates to the beautiful) by a record exec whom originally thought she was too dark and unattractive to head the then all girl group The Blue Belles
25 Has five children; two of whom are adopted and the orphaned children of one of her sisters and her biological son.
26 Received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berkeley School of Music [1996]
27 Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame [1993]
28 Husband and manager of 30 years separating. [February 2000]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Feet 2006 performer: "I Wish"
Miami Vice 2006 performer: "One of These Mornings" / producer: "One of These Mornings" / writer: "One of These Mornings"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chicken Little 2005 performer: "Stir It Up"
Romanzo criminale 2005 performer: "Lady Marmalade"
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 performer: "New Attitude"
Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005 performer: "I Wanna Be Free"
The Girl Next Door 2004 performer: "LADY MARMALADE"
The Woodsman 2004 performer: "His Eye is on the Sparrow" 1905
Bruce Almighty 2003 performer: "Ready for a Miracle"
The Sopranos 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Loves Raymond 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Just Can't Get Enough 2002 performer: "New Attitude"
John Q 2002 performer: "The Voice Inside My Heart"
Dick 1999 performer: "Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi"
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Simon Birch 1998 performer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
The Simpsons 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waiting to Exhale 1995 performer: "My Love, Sweet Love"
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary performer: "The House I Live In" - uncredited
Cybill 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 performer: "Turn It Out"
Stonewall 1995 performer: "Down the Aisle" - as Patti LaBelle and The BlueBelles
Great Performances 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 performer: "The Right Kinda Lover"
The Nanny 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carlito's Way 1993 performer: "Lady Marmalade" - as LaBelle
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Leap of Faith 1992 performer: "Ready for a Miracle"
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special performer: "Prince Tribute: How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore/Nothing Compares 2 U/Yo Mister"
Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 performer: "Barbeque Bess"
The Five Heartbeats 1991 performer: "We Haven't Finished Yet"
Paris Is Burning 1990 Documentary performer: "Over the Rainbow"
Licence to Kill 1989 performer: "If You Asked Me To"
Sing 1989 performer: "Total Concentration"
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "How I Miss My X"
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special performer: "How I Got Over"
Dolly 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
He's My Girl 1987 performer: "New Attitude"
Dragnet 1987 performer: "Just the Facts"
Outrageous Fortune 1987 performer: "Something Special" - as Patti La Belle
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Running Scared 1986 "I Know What I Want"
The Crazy Professor 1985 performer: "New Attitude"
Moonlighting 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary performer: "Imagine", "Somewhere over the Rainbow"
Brewster's Millions 1985 performer: "In the Nick of Time"
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 performer: "Stir It Up", "New Attitude"
A Soldier's Story 1984 performer: "Pourin' Whiskey Blues", "Low Down Dirty Shame" / writer: "Pourin' Whiskey Blues"
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's What's Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Special performer: "You'll Never Walk Alone"
Urban Hymn 2015 performer: "You Forgot How to Love" - as Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "It Don't Mean a Thing"
Les seigneurs 2012 performer: "Lady Marmalade"
The Paperboy 2012 performer: "Take The Night Off"
Wir sind Kaiser 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cop Out 2010 performer: "Soul Brother"
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cover 2007 performer: "Come By Here"
Friday Night Lights 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daytime Divas 2017 TV Series completed Gloria
Empire 2015 TV Series Patti LaBelle
American Horror Story 2014 TV Series Dora Brown
Mama I Want to Sing 2011 Sister Carrie
Semi-Pro 2008 Jackie's Mom
Cover 2007 Mrs. Persons
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy 2006 TV Movie Moneisha
Idlewild 2006 The Real Angel Davenport
Preaching to the Choir 2005 Sister Jasmine
All of Us 2004 TV Series Marvella James
Santa, Baby! 2001 TV Movie Melody Songbird (voice)
Cosby 1997 TV Series
The Nanny 1994 TV Series Patti LaBelle
Out All Night 1992-1993 TV Series Chelsea Paige
A Different World 1990-1993 TV Series Adele Wayne
The Real Story of Itsy Bitsy Spider 1991 TV Movie Miss Widow (voice)
Parker Kane 1990 TV Movie Cartier
Fire and Rain 1989 TV Movie Lucille Jacobson
Sing 1989 Mrs. DeVere
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Movie Jeanette Thompson
A Soldier's Story 1984 Big Mary
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Cleaning Woman

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular 1999 TV Movie song performer
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special song performer
Out All Night 1992-1993 TV Series composer - 19 episodes
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series singer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patti LaBelle's Place 2015 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Living It Up with Patti LaBelle 2008 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Woodsman 2004 very special thanks - as Patti Labelle

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Host
The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy 1989 TV Movie documentary The Acid Queen
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985-1989 TV Series Herself
Showtime at the Apollo 1989 TV Series Herself
The Byron Allen Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Herself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Host
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Herself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Performer
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology 1987 Documentary Herself
Dolly 1987 TV Series Herself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
The Tube 1986 TV Series Herself
Live from Her Majesty's 1986 TV Series Herself
Solid Gold 1986 TV Series Herself
Sisters in the Name of Love 1986 TV Special Herself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 1986 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Patti LaBelle Show 1985 TV Special Herself
All Star Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular 1985 TV Movie Herself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Herself
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special Herself
Plácido Domingo: Stepping Out with the Ladies 1985 TV Special Herself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
Musical Comedy Tonight III 1985 TV Movie Herself
Salute to Lady Liberty 1984 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Herself
A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. 1984 TV Special documentary Herself
Eubie Blake: A Century of Music 1983 TV Movie Herself
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert 1979 Documentary Herself (scenes deleted)
Rock Concert 1974-1978 TV Series Herself
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Second Annual Rock Music Awards 1976 TV Special Herself (as LaBelle)
New American Bandstand 1965 1976 TV Series Herself
The Midnight Special 1975 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1972 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
The David Frost Show 1971-1972 TV Series Herself - Guest
Soul! 1970 TV Series Herself
A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1966 TV Series Herself
Stramash! 1966 TV Series Herself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1966 TV Series Herself
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Herself
Five O'Clock Club 1966 TV Series Herself - and The Bluebelles
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Themselves - Singers
It's What's Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Special Herself (as Patti and the Bluebelles)
Patti LaBelle's Place 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Harry 2016 TV Series Herself
The View 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
The Chew 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Co-Host
The Voice 2016 TV Series Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays 2015 TV Movie Herself
Oprah's Master Class 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Today 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2015 TV Series Herself
BET Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2015 TV Series Herself
The Real 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Dancing with the Stars 2015 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The Insider 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
BET Honors 2015 TV Movie Herself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014 TV Special Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2014 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
A Capitol Fourth 2014 TV Movie Performer
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer
In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul 2014 TV Movie Herself
The Talk 2013 TV Series Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2013 2013 TV Movie Herself
Oprah's Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
R&B Divas of All Time 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
The BET Honors 2012 TV Movie Herself
Top Chef 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
America's Got Talent 2011 TV Series Herself
The Marriage Ref 2011 TV Series Herself - Panelist
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1988-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
BET Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself
An Evening of Grace: A Concert for the Children 2010 TV Special Herself
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Herself
The BET Honors 2010 TV Special Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
I Am an American: The Making of an Anthem 2009 Video documentary Featured Vocalist (voice)
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle 2009 TV Movie Herself
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown 2009 Documentary Herself
Rachael Ray 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Paula's Party 2008 TV Series Herself
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News 2008 TV Series Herself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2008 TV Series Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Iron Chef America: The Series 2008 TV Series Herself - ICA Judge
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2004-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
25 Most Sensational Hollywood Meltdowns 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2008 TV Special Herself
Living It Up with Patti LaBelle 2008 TV Series Herself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2007 TV Special documentary Herself
Clash of the Choirs 2007 TV Mini-Series Herself
Behind the Scenes: World Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself
The 2007 World Music Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Diabetes: The Quiet Killer 2007 TV Movie Herself
Real Life Divas 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
22nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Destiny's Child: A Family Affair 2006 Video documentary Herself
Hi-Jinks 2006 TV Series Herself
Unique Whips 2006 TV Series Herself
Fashion News Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Martha 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
Come Together Now 2005 Video documentary short Herself
An All-Star Salute to Patti LaBelle: Live from Atlantis 2005 TV Special Herself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2005 TV Series Herself
Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who 2005 Video documentary The Acid Queen
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
Be Cool 2005 Herself (scenes deleted)
My Music: Funky Soul Superstars 2005 TV Special documentary Herself - Host
World Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
Evening at Pops 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
VH1 Divas 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself - Performer
My Music: Superstars of Seventies Soul Live 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Denyce Graves: Breaking the Rules 2004 TV Movie Herself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls 2004 TV Movie Herself
Patti LaBelle Recording Session 2003 Short Herself
Second Opinion with Dr. Oz 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Nina Simone: A Tribute 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 1998-2003 TV Series documentary Herself / Narrator
Good Day Live 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Born to Diva 2003 TV Series Herself (Judge)
Sylvester: Mighty Real 2002 Documentary short Herself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Squares 2000-2002 TV Series Herself
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' 2002 Documentary Herself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
Independence Day 2001 2001 TV Movie Herself
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon 2001 TV Series Herself
Journeys in Black 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends 2001 Video Herself
1st Annual BET Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Bravo Profiles 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Improv Ice III 2000 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Remarkable Journey 2000 TV Series Herself
Sesame Street 1988-2000 TV Series Herself
2000 Essence Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 TV Movie Herself
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
1999 Essence Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular 1999 TV Movie Herself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
Guide to Healthy Living 1998 Video short Herself
1998 ALMA Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Essence Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1998 TV Movie Herself - Host
28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Host
10th Anniversary Essence Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special Herself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine 1996 TV Special Herself
Queen: Champions of the World 1995 Documentary Herself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies, a Concert of Hope 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
Soul Train's 25th Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Host
Great Performances 1983-1995 TV Series Herself
Super Bowl XXIX 1995 TV Movie Herself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Host
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1994 TV Special Herself
Sinatra Duets 1994 TV Special Herself
In a New Light '94 1994 TV Special Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990-1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
Touch of Music in the Night: Michael Crawford 1994 Video short Herself
1993 Essence Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Host
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Host
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
25th NAACP Image Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Performer
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986-1992 TV Series Herself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Host
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
Soul Train 1974-1992 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
The 13th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Host
A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 TV Special documentary Herself
Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration 1991 TV Special Herself
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music 1991 TV Special documentary Herself
Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick & Patti LaBelle: Superwoman 1991 Short Herself
Yellow Ribbon Party 1991 TV Special Herself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Host
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie Herself
Big Break 1990 TV Series Herself
Going Home to Gospel 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984-1990 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 TV Movie Herself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1990 TV Series Herself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
K.Michelle: My Life 2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Herself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Herself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Herself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Herself
Say Brother 1969 TV Series Herself (as Patti and the Bluebelles)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 BET Award BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 Excellence in Media Award GLAAD Media Awards
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special 1996 Essence Awards (1996)
1993 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
1993 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On March 4, 1993. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Music Special Sisters in the Name of Love (1986)
1987 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance For the song "New Day."
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Great Performances (1971)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985)


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