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  1. Gladys Maria Knight ist eine US-amerikanische Soul-Sängerin und Schauspielerin, die seit den 1950er Jahren auf der Bühne steht und über mehrere Jahrzehnte zu den führenden Sängerinnen ihres Genres gehörte und mehrfach mit dem Grammy ausgezeichnet wurde. Mit ihrer Begleitband hatte sie als Gladys Knight & the Pips von 1961 bis zur Auflösung 1989 viele große Hits. Das Musikmagazin Rolling Stone würdigte Knights Stimme auf Platz 51 der größten Sänger aller Zeiten. In ...

  2. Gladys Knight & the Pips war eine mehrfach mit dem Grammy ausgezeichnete US-amerikanische Soul-Vokalgruppe, die von den 1960er bis weit in die 1980er Jahre über drei Jahrzehnte zu den erfolgreichsten Künstlern dieses Genres gehörte. Auf dem Höhepunkt ihrer Karriere, 1973 und 1974, waren sie sogar die erfolgreichste Gruppe Amerikas in den Single-Charts. Zu ihren bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten Aufnahmen zählen I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Neither One of Us sowie der einzige Nummer ...

    • 1952 als The Pips
    • Gladys Knight (1952–1962, 1964–1989)
    • Early Life
    • Success with The Pips
    • Solo Music Career
    • Acting
    • Gladys Knight & Ron Winans Chicken & Waffles
    • Personal Life
    • Legacy
    • Published Works
    • Awards, Honors, and Achievements
    • External Links

    Knight was born in Atlanta to Merald Woodlow Knight Sr., a postal worker, and Sarah Elizabeth (née Woods). She has an older sister, Brenda, one living brother, Merald "Bubba" Jr. and one deceased brother, David. Throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s, she sang in the church choir. She won Ted Mack's The Original Amateur Hour TV show contest at t...

    Gladys Knight & the Pips joined the Motown Records roster in 1966 (while the band had no "sure hit"), and, although initially regarded as a second-string act by the label, scored several major hit singles, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967) (released later by Marvin Gaye), "Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me" (1967), "The Nitty Gritt...

    While still with the Pips, Gladys Knight joined with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John on the 1985 AIDS benefit single, "That's What Friends Are For", a triple No. 1 mega-hit, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Knight shared a stage with Dionne Warwick and Patti LaBelle for the 1986 HBO special Sis...


    In 1976, Knight made her acting debut as the lead in the film Pipe Dreams for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. In 2003, she had a small role in the movie Hollywood Homicide, which starred Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. In 2009, Knight was featured in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself, the film version of a play he had dramatized, and performed her song "The Need To Be" from the 1974 album I Feel a Song.


    In 1975, Knight starred in a variety show, The Gladys Knight and the Pips Show, which was canceled after four episodes. She also guest-starred on several TV series throughout the 1980s and 1990s, appearing on Benson, The Jeffersons, A Different World, Living Single, The Jamie Foxx Show, and New York Undercover. In 1985, she co-starred on the CBS sitcom Charlie & Co., alongside comedian Flip Wilson, which lasted for one season. In April 2005, she portrayed a singer in an episode of JAG. In Apr...

    Knight's son Shanga Hankerson owns a chain of chicken and waffles restaurants based in Atlanta, bearing her name. Gladys Knight & Ron Winans' Chicken & Waffles currently have three locations in the Atlanta area. One location was featured on the Travel Channel original series Man v. Food.In June 2016, authorities in Georgia raided two of the restaur...

    Knight has been married four times and has three children. At 16 years old, she became pregnant and married Atlanta musician and classmate James "Jimmy" Newman in 1960. She had a miscarriage; the couple went on to have two children. Newman became a drug addict and abandoned the family when Knight was 20. They remained married for over 12 years unti...

    In 1996, Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One year before, Knight had received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2007, Knight received the Society of Singers ELLA Award at which time she was declared the "Empress of Soul". She is listed on Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Singers of All Time. In...

    Knight, Gladys. At Home With Gladys Knight, McGraw-Hill, 2001 – ISBN 1-58040-075-2
    Knight, Gladys. Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story, Hyperion Press, 1998 – ISBN 0-7868-8371-5

    Grammy Awards

    Knight has won seven Grammyswith twenty-two nominations altogether.

    Other awards and honors

    1. 1992: Essence Awardfor Career Achievement 2. 1995: Hollywood Walk of Fame 3. 1996: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 4. 1997: Trumpet Awards FoundationPinnacle Award 5. 2005: BETLifetime Achievement Award 6. 2007: NAACPImage Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist 7. 2007: Society of SingersElla Award, also declared the "Empress of Soul" 8. 2008: BETInaugural Best Living Legend Award 9. 2008: National Black Arts FestivalHonoree at Legends Celebration 10. 2011: Soul Train Music AwardsLifetime Achievemen...

    Honorary degrees

    1. Honorary Doctorate in Performing Arts, Shaw University

    Gladys Knight at IMDb
    Gladys Knight at the Internet Broadway Database
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  5. Diese Diskografie ist eine Übersicht über die musikalischen Werke der US-amerikanischen Soul sängerin Gladys Knight. Den Quellenangaben zufolge hat sie bisher mehr als 1,5 Millionen Tonträger verkauft. Ihre erfolgreichste Veröffentlichung ist die Single That’s What Friends Are For mit über einer Million verkauften Einheiten.