GLADYS Knight is a soul legend, thanks to her long career in the music business.

We take a look at her life in the spotlight so far…

 Gladys Knight is an American soul singer

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Gladys Knight is an American soul singer

How old is Gladys Knight? What is her background?

Gladys Maria Knight, 74, was born May 28, 1944 and is known as the Empress of Soul.

She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.

She is also a seven-time Grammy Award-winner.

Gladys is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels.

 Gladys shot to fame in the 60s


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Gladys shot to fame in the 60s

What are Gladys’ biggest songs?

The singer has racked up numerous hit, which include (in order of popularity):

  • Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (1974)
  • The Way We Were – Try To Remember (1974)
  • Neither One Of us (1973)
  • Midnight Train To Georgia (1973)
  • Missing You (1996)
  • I Don’t Want To Know (1994)
  • Superwoman (1991)
  • Licencee To Kill (1989)
 You will be able to catch her on tour in 2019

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You will be able to catch her on tour in 2019

What songs did Gladys sing on Strictly Come Dancing?

On October 7, 2018 Gladys performed on Strictly Come Dancing.

The theme of the week was movies.

In honour of this Gladys performed James Bond song License To Kill.

When  is Gladys touring in the UK?

Gladys will be heading out on tour in 2019, here’s where you can catch hr:

  • June 22 Manchester 02 Apollo
  • June 23 Leeds First Direct Arena
  • June 24 Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • June 26 London Royal Albert Hall
  • June 27 London Royal Albert Hall
  • June 29 Bournemouth International Centre
  • June 30 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • July 1 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • July 3 Liverpool Echo Two
  • July 4 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

You can get tickets through AXSTicketmaster and Seetickets.

Gladys Knight, 74, is a great grandmother but wows as she still looks incredibly youthful on This Morning

 

 



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