GLADYS KNIGHT

Knight, known fondly today as the “Empress of Soul,” continues to mesmerize audiences. She once stated, “Since I’ve been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.” Knight collaborated with the the Saints United Voices for her 2005 gospel album One Voice, which did well. Knight’s 2006 album Before Me also received a warm reception.

In 2012, Knight decided to take on another kind of role by joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars, the popular television competition, and strutting her stuff against the likes of actress Melissa Gilbert, actor Jaleel White and TV personality Sherri Shepherd.

Her Top 40 hits include:
Every Beat of My Heart
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Letter Full of Tears
Friendship Train
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Giving Up
It Should Have Been Me
The End of Our Road
Neither One of Us
If I Were Your Woman
I’ve Got to Use My Imagination
Midnight Train to Georgia