Gladys Knight Schedule
Affectionately known as the "Empress of Soul," Gladys Knight has lent her voice to a number
of R&B hits, including the famous, "Midnight Train to Georgia." The seven-time Grammy Award winner is also credited with
being an actress and humanitarian. Over the years, Knight has been awarded a Hollywood Walk of Fame star; garnered the Pinnacle
Award during the 5th Annual Trumpet Awards; earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BET cable network; and was presented
with the Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist during the 38th NAACP Image Awards, just to name a few.
the train, and grab your tickets now for Gladys Knight's upcoming performances at top-tier venues like the Hollywood Bowl
in Hollywood, California; Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee; Louisville Palace in Louisville, Kentucky; Sands Bethlehem
Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Sound Board at Motor City Casino in Detroit, Michigan; Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin; The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana; and more. To keep tabs on all of Gladys Knight's shows, sign
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Gladys Knight Background
Hailing from Atlanta Georgia
gifted singer and actress Gladys Knight set out on the path to success when she was young. At the tender age of four, she
began singing at the Mount Mariah Baptist Church in her hometown. She then performed on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour on TV and
claimed a prize.
At the age of eight in 1952, the entrepreneurial Knight established "the Pips" along with her sister,
brother and cousins. Gladys lent her signature vocals and the Pips contributed the beautiful harmonies and clever dance routines.
It didn't take them long to cultivate a following on what was coined as the "Chitlin Circuit in the South. They often opened
for coveted acts like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson.
"Whistle My Love" was the group's debut single (1957). But the Pips
didn't land a hit until they started cutting records with Motown in the '60s. They collaborated with producer/songwriter Norman
Whitfield. "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" (1967) put them on the map. Appealing to both R&B and pop fans, "I Heard
it Through the Grapevine" was later done by Marvin Gaye.
They claimed a boost in popularity with the success of singles
like "Friendship Train," "Nitty Gritty" and "If I Were Your Woman." They also upped their exposure through appearances with
the Motown Revue and on TV shows.
In 1973, Knight and the Pips exited Motown to move over to Buddah Records. Their final
Motown single earned the group a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
Now officially recognized as Gladys Knight and
the Pips, the group was soaring high in the '70s. With three gold singles credited to their name, the group was carving a
successful niche on the music scene.
In 1974, the group kept their momentum going with the soundtrack for the film,
Claudine. Their 1975 album, I Feel a Song, featured their hit rendition of "The Way We Were."
Also in 1975, Knight and
the Pips put on their own TV special, and a year later, they appeared in the film, Pipe Dreams. They cut the record for the
movie soundtrack as well. Knight eventually shared the screen with Flip Wilson in the situation comedy, Charlie & Co.
new decade of the '80s, three reunion albums arrived: About Love (1980); Touch (1982); and Visions (1983), landing hits with
tracks like "You're Number One," "Save the Overtime for Me" and "Landlord."
In 1988, Gladys Knight and the Pips issued
their final album together, All Our Love. It contained the Grammy-winning song, "Love Overboard." The following year Knight
exited the group to work on her solo career. She cut the title song for the James Bond flick, Licence to Kill (1989). She
additionally released the album A Good Woman (1990), which included divas Patti Labelle and Dionne Warwick.
to work on records and tour throughout the '90s. Just For You garnered critical acclaim, recognizing her strong vocals. Knight
also pursued acting. She had a regular role on 1994′s New York Undercover. She also made guest appearances on JAG and
Living Single. In 2009, she took a role in I Can Do Bad All By Myself – a Tyler Perry film.
Although Knight is
no longer burning up the charts with her songs, she continues to step into the recording studio. She once said, "Since I've
been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share
the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity."
In 2005, she worked with the Saints United
Voices for her gospel album, One Voice. And her 2006 work, Before Me, additionally was well-received.
Knight Hit Albums
Gladys Knight's career brims with hits and albums. Her albums include: Letter Full of Tears (1962);
Gladys Knight & the Pips (1964); Everybody Needs Love (1967); Feelin' Bluesy (1968); Silk n' Soul (1968); Nitty Gritty
(1969); If I Were Your Woman (1971); Standing Ovation (1972); Neither One of Us (1973); Imagination (1973); I Feel a Song
(1974); 2nd Anniversary (1975); Bless This House (1975); Still Together (1977); The One and Only (1978); About Love (1980);
That Special Time of Year (1980); Touch (1981); Visions (1983); and All Our Love (1987). They also had the live albums, All
in a Knight's Work (1970) and The Lost Live Album (1996).
Gladys Knight Trivia
Knight can also add "dancer" to her repertoire of talents. In 2012, Knight joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars, competing
against actor Jaleel White, actress Melissa Gilbert and actress Sherri Shepherd.
Gladys Knight Concert Experience
Knight is taking her authentic style and melodies to venues across the country. She sells out shows wherever she lands, and
audiences around the globe rave about her stage presence and vocal talent.If you're looking for something to coax you out
of the house, the Empress of Soul may just be it! There's nothing better than hearing some upbeat, classic tunes by Gladys
Knight to get you movin' and groovin'. Don't make the mistake of missing out on one of Gladys Knight's shows when she comes
to town. It's one show that's guaranteed to leave you with memories to last a lifetime. All you need to do is reserve your
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