Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt; May 24, 1944) is an American singer and actress. She fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, which received minor success on the pop charts in the 1960s, and Labelle, which received acclaim and a mainstream breakthrough in 1974.
Patti Labelle - Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain
She is renowned for her passionate stage performances, wide vocal range and distinctive high-octave belting. Her biography, Don’t Block the Blessings, remained at the top of The New York Times best-seller list for several weeks. LaBelle has been called the Godmother of Soul, the High Priestess of Good Vibrations and the Queen Of Rock & Soul.
For more than 45 years, Patti LaBelle has stood as one of music’s most captivating artists, a songstress whose work has forever changed the genre of R & B. Since embarking on her solo career, the two-time Grammy Award winner has forever engrained her music in the hearts and minds of listeners all over the world. Today she remains as one of the most prolific and well renowned artists in all of music, with an innovative spirit that continues to challenge convention and inspire fans everywhere.
In late November 2006 Ms. LaBelle released her first gospel album “The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle” – which was deemed to be a testimony to the power of prayer and the effect that God has had on her life.