American Singer Patti LaBelle, born on May 24, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, won two Grammy Awards in 1992 and 1999 for Best Female R & B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R & B Performance. Hers is the first African-American vocal group to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone for their performance of "Lady Marmalade." She won an NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1985 and 1992 and again in 1999 for Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series or Special. She sang duets with Mariah Carey and Cyndi Lauper during her 2019 performances.
Patti LaBelle Earliest Performances
Patti LaBelle began singing in her church choir as a teenager and won talent shows. In her early career, she performed as a warm-up band for the Rolling Stones. On Live with Kelly and Ryan, Patti LaBelle remembered eating tuna fish on crackers before her earliest performances and cooking for Elton John before he was discovered. Later on in their successful careers, Elton John invited her to sing "Your Song" with him live at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Laughing, she remembered asking him to return her Tupperware, which he refused to do, but he gave her a diamond ring.
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Patti LaBelle has released at least 35 albums during her career including a Christmas Album in 2017. A partial list of her albums includes Over the Rainbow in 1966, Dreamer in 1967, LaBelle in 1971, Moon Shadow in 1972, Nightbirds in 1974, Patti LaBelle in 1977, It's Alright With Me in 1979, Released in 1980, I'm in Love Again in 1983, Burnin' in 1991, Gems in 1994, Flame in 1997, Live! One Night Only in 1998, The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle in 2006, Bell Homage in 2017 and Home for the Holidays in 2017.
What's on Patti LaBelle's 2019-2020 concert schedule?
In July 2019, she led "God Bless America" for A Capitol Fourth on Independence Day, and she sang "Call Me" as a tribute to Aretha Franklin on another televised event in March. On her 2019 concert tour, Patti LaBelle puts her boundless energy into her greatest hits and a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Musical selections from her 2019 Concert Tour include "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Lady Marmalade," "Imagine," "Hero," "Coming Out of the Dark," "Reach," "The Earth Calls" and "If Only You Knew."
How many awards has Patti LaBelle won?
Patti LaBelle's effervescence got her a BET Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, a World Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2007, a GLAAD Excellence in Multimedia Award in 2007, a Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award in 1999, and a Soul Train Music Award for Heritage Career Achievement in 1996. She won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist in 1993. She also gave awards to Beyoncé and Destiny's Child whom she mentored.