Gladys Knight Biography

Gladys Knight is an Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and author best known for her two number-one Billboard Hot 10 singles, "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For."

Knight (along with other family members) formed a group called The Pips, later known as Gladys Knight & The Pips. The original version of their first hit on the album, “Every Beat of My Heart,” was followed by two more chart singles in 1960: “Guess Who?” and “Letter Full of Tears.” Four decades of hits followed on several record labels including Motown, Buddah, Columbia, and MCA. Ten songs reached #1 on the R&B chart, five became Top 20 pop hits, and three were awarded Grammy’s.

The group achieved mainstream and international success in the mid 1970s, and made some of the most memorable records of our time, including Every Beat Of My Heart, Letter Full of Tears, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Midnight Train To Georgia, and others.

Knight received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a year later Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame. Knight’s autobiography, Between Each Line of Pain and Glory (Hyperion), a line taken from her million selling recording, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, reached bookshelves followed by multiple talk show appearances and a book signing tour.

In November of 2000, Knight released her soulful album At Last on MCA Records, which she debuted on the Rosie show. The album later went on to win her her first solo Grammy in February 2002 for Best Traditional R&B Vocal album, At Last.

In philanthropic efforts, Knight has not only lent her hand to the American Diabetes Association, but also the American Cancer Society, Minority AIDS Project, programs for battered women and abused children, AMFAR, homelessness, hunger prevention, and crisis intervention. She has been honored by numerous organizations for her dedication and selflessness to help those less fortunate.

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Gladys Knight is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gladys Knight for your event is $100,000 - $200,000+. Gladys Knight generally travels from Detroit, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gladys Knight for an upcoming event.

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Gladys Knight to Sing Super Bowl LIII National Anthem
Gladys Knight Interview (1998)

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