Patti Labelle will be performing at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls during July of 2015. She is one of the all-time singing legends and is referred to as one of the best vocalists to ever grace the stage. This living legend was born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards, but goes by the stage name of Patti Labelle. She has more than 50 years in the music industry and is one of the few that have been able to have a long music career. Her talent is what has always set Patti Labelle apart from the rest.
Lead Singer of the Bluebelles
Labelle has always had musical talent and stage presence, but she has not always been a solo act. In the early 1970’s she was a member of the girl singing group known as Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles. She was the lead singer and rose to fame with the 1970’s hit Lady Marmalade. This classic song is still relevant today as it was remade by popular singers including Christiana Aguilera, Pink, Little Kim and Missy Elliott.
Pattie Labelle and the Bluebelles even made their own history by being the very first African American singing group to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House. They only continued their ascension to fame by becoming the first African American vocal group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Not only was Labelle a one-of-a-kind voice, but she transcending barriers that others never dared dream of.
As the lead singer of the Bluebelles, Patti always had dreams of breaking out on her own. In 1977 she released her first solo album after her singing group disbanded. It had critical success, but it was not until the release of 1984 that she had her very first R&B number 1 hit. The song “If Only You Knew” is what catapulted her solo singing career to success. She even crossed over into Pop music with her hits “New Attitude” and “Stir it Up.” Her Album “Winner in You” wen t triple platinum in 1998 and featured the hit song “If You Ask Me To.” Patti Labelle even one her first Grammy with her 10th studio album entitled Burning’.
Still a Singing Diva
Labelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is known as a living music legend, but she still performs her classic hits all over the world. Even at her age, this music diva shows no signs of slowing down.