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Birth Name:
Gladys Maria Knight

Born:
Gladys Knight

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Gladys Knight

Biography

One of the great soul singers, Gladys Knight was a performer from her childhood years, forming the Pips with her brother Merald and a couple cousins. They made the Top Ten in 1961 with the heavily doo wop-influenced "Every Beat of My Heart," and recorded some fine, nowadays overlooked pop-soul sides for the Fury and Maxx labels in the early and mid-'60s, sometimes under the direction of songwriter Van McCoy. A couple singles from this period, "Letter Full of Tears" and "Giving Up," made the Top 40, but Knight didn't hit her commercial stride until she moved to Motown in 1966. Steeped in the gospel tradition, like so many soul singers, Knight & the Pips developed into one of Motown's most dependable acts, although they never quite scaled the commercial or artistic heights of fellow stars on the label like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and the Temptations. With Norman Whitfield providing the production and much of the songwriting, the Pips fit into the mainstream of Motown's machine well, scoring big hits with some rabble-rousers (like "Friendship Train" and the original version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"), mainstream midtempo soul ("It Should Have Been Me" and "The End of Our Road"), and smooth ballads like "If I Were Your Woman."

Top Albums

Masters of the Last Century: Best of Gladys Knight, Gladys Knight
1. Masters of t..
Before Me, Gladys Knight
2. Before Me
Just for You, Gladys Knight
3. Just for You
Midnight Train, Gladys Knight
4. Midnight Tra..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gladys Knight & The Pips, Gladys Knight
5. 20th Century..
Another Journey, Gladys Knight
6. Another Jour..
At Last, Gladys Knight
7. At Last
The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips, Gladys Knight & The Pips
8. The Best of ..
Many Different Roads, Gladys Knight
9. Many Differe..
Good Woman, Gladys Knight
10. Good Woman
Everybody Needs Love, Gladys Knight
11. Everybody Ne..
I Who Have Nothing - EP, Gladys Knight
12. I Who Have N..
Letter Full of Tears, Gladys Knight
13. Letter Full ..
So Sad The Song, Gladys Knight
14. So Sad The S..
Letter Full of Tears, Gladys Knight
15. Letter Full ..
Gladys Knight: Come See About Me - Premium Collection, Gladys Knight
16. Gladys Knigh..
Gladys Knight & The Pips Selected Hits (Vol. 1), Gladys Knight
17. Gladys Knigh..
I Who Have Nothing - Remixes, Gladys Knight
18. I Who Have N..
Giving Up (The Amazing Gladys Knight), Gladys Knight
19. Giving Up (T..
Pledging My Love
20. Pledging My ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Midnight Train to GeorgiaMidnight Train4:42$0.99
2.
That's What Friends Are ForPlatinum & Gold Collect..4:15$0.69
3.
I Hope You DanceAnother Journey5:47$0.99
4.
Love OverboardRadio Waves of the 80's..4:28$1.29
5.
Best Thing That Ever Happened to MeMidnight Train3:50$0.99
6.
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the F..Best of Gladys Knight &..4:21$1.29
7.
You and I Ain’t Nothin’ No More ..Lee Daniels’ the Butler O..3:06$1.29
8.
That's What Friends Are ForDionne Warwick: Greatest Hi..4:16$0.69
9.
I’ve Got to Use My ImaginationMidnight Train3:29$0.99
10.
If I Were Your Woman (Single)20th Century Masters - The ..3:16$1.29
11.
Way We Were / Try To RememberMasters of the Last Century..4:33$0.99
12.
Midnight Train To GeorgiaMasters of the Last Century..4:37$0.99
13.
Best Thing That Ever Happened To MeMasters of the Last Century..3:52$0.99
14.
I Can See Cleary NowMasters of the Last Century..4:24$0.99
15.
Where Peaceful Waters FlowMasters of the Last Century..4:31$0.99
16.
Just a Closer Walk With TheeI Have a Dream4:32$1.29
17.
Best Thing That Ever Happened to MeIn Private... Love Ballads3:45$0.99
18.
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Goo..American Jazz Heartbreakers4:24$0.99
19.
Since I Fell For YouMost Essential Romantic Jaz..3:51$0.99
20.
Stormy WeatherJazz For Fine Dining4:26$0.99
21.
I Can See Cleary NowBest Thing That Ever Happen..4:24$0.99
22.
Where Peaceful Waters FlowBest Thing That Ever Happen..4:31$0.99
23.
Baby Don't Change Your MindBest Thing That Ever Happen..3:15$0.99
24.
It Hurts So BadBest Thing That Ever Happen..2:42$0.99
25.
Way We Were / Try To RememberBest Thing That Ever Happen..4:33$0.99

Top Music Videos

Superwoman, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Patti LaBelle
1. Superwoman
Next Time, Gladys Knight
2. Next Time
Men, Gladys Knight
3. Men
I Don't Want to Know, Gladys Knight
4. I Don't Want t..


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