Legal name: Gladys Maria Knight


Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

Knight has recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For," eleven number-one R&B singles, and six number-one R&B albums. She has won seven Grammy Awards and is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with The Pips. She also recorded the theme song for the 1989 James Bond film Licence To Kill. Knight is also listed on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Miss Gladys Knight Gladys Knight 1
1991 Good Woman Gladys Knight 2
1999 Many Different Roads Gladys Knight 1
2001 At Last Gladys Knight 1
2006 Before Me Gladys Knight 1
2014 Where My Heart Belongs Gladys Knight 1
Just for You Gladys Knight 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight 2
1998 The Greatest Hits Gladys Knight 2
2004 Beats of My Heart Gladys Knight 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 When a Child Is Born Johnny Mathis & Gladys Knight 1
1985 That's What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends feat. Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder 1
1989 Licence to Kill Gladys Knight 2
1996 Missing You Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan 5 2

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