Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston

Keynote Speaker: Singer and Actress; Performs Motown Hits. Known for her legendary single "Don't Leave Me This Way"

Thelma Houston Biography

After 50+ years of performing, Thelma Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career and shows no signs of slowing down!

"Thelma Houston's Tribute to Motown Music, Memories & More!" is a High Energy show featuring non-stop classic Motown songs (that we all know and love,) along with tributes to her gospel roots, that have the audience dancing on their feet!

She is known for Her #1 hit "Don't Leave Me This Way", which won her the Grammy in 1977 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, making her the first solo female artist at Motown to win a Grammy.

Thelma performed on American Idol, where she tore it up for an estimated audience of over 25 million people. Shortly after, she opened up the finale of America's Got Talent, for over 18 million people. She rocked Rockefeller Center on NBC's The Today Show and dazzled ABC's Motown 45 and glittered on ABC's The Disco Ball. Along with Aretha Franklin and Mary Wilson, she raised the roof on Love, Rhythm and Blues for PBS and joined a stellar list of artists honoring the illustrious career of the late Donna Summer, who Thelma knew. Thelma recorded covers of Donna's classic songs: "Last Dance," Could it Be Magic?" and "I Love You."

She performed in Denver when Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination and headlined the official inauguration dinner in Washington, D.C. along with her friends, Cyndi Lauper and Melissa Etheridge. HRC President Joe Solmonese says, "Thelma adds class to our events."

Thelma toured with Cher on her Living Proof Concert Tour, headlined at Harrah's in Las Vegas, was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City and was honored as an "Apollo Legend" on Showtime at the Apollo.

Her 23rd album, "A Woman's Touch", was recently released through Shout Factory - Sony/BMG Records

A Mississippi native, Thelma started out in the 60's performing in gospel music. In 1967 she signed to Capitol Records (home of the Beatles, Nat King Cole and Nancy Wilson) and had her first hit song called "Baby Mine."

Well known for her tireless efforts in the battle against AIDS, West Hollywood proclaimed January 29th "Thelma Houston Day".

With appearances from Tokyo to Las Vegas to London and beyond, Thelma continues to bring audiences to their feet with her dynamic and electrifying show. "I still feel a tremendous excitement about performing," states the upbeat songstress. "I have so many more things I want to do and I have NO plans to retire anytime soon."

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Thelma Houston Videos

THELMA HOUSTON: Motown, Memories & Me (Various Song ...
Thelma Houston's My Motown Memories & More - YouTube
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way - YouTube

How to book Thelma Houston?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thelma Houston for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Thelma Houston, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thelma Houston or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Thelma Houston?

Booking fees for Thelma Houston, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thelma Houston, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Thelma Houston?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thelma Houston for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thelma Houston for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thelma Houston or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thelma Houston or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Thelma Houston is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Performing Arts, Celebrity and Women in Entertainment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Thelma Houston for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Thelma Houston generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Mann, Frenchie Davis and Johnny Manuel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thelma Houston for an upcoming event.

Thelma Houston Videos

THELMA HOUSTON: Motown, Memories & Me (Various Song ...
Thelma Houston's My Motown Memories & More - YouTube
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way - YouTube

Thelma Houston Speaking Topics

  • Songs in Thelma's Motown Show Include:

    Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

    Get Ready

    Uptight, Everything's Alright

    Nothing Like the Real Thing

    I Second that Emotion

    You are the Sunshine of my life

    Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

    What's Going On

    Shop Around

    Please Mr. Postman

    Heatwave

    Baby Mine

    Dancing in The Streets

    Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Smiling Faces

    Do You Know Where You're Going

    I Wish

    Cloud 9

    Doin' Wrong For So Long

    Don't Leave Me This Way

    I Got The Music in Me

    This Is Your Life

How to book Thelma Houston?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thelma Houston for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Thelma Houston, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thelma Houston or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Thelma Houston?

Booking fees for Thelma Houston, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thelma Houston, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Thelma Houston?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thelma Houston for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thelma Houston for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thelma Houston or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thelma Houston or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Thelma Houston is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Performing Arts, Celebrity and Women in Entertainment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Thelma Houston for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Thelma Houston generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Mann, Frenchie Davis and Johnny Manuel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thelma Houston for an upcoming event.

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