By the time Gladys Knight and the Pips were signed to Motown, the young woman was a seasoned music business veteran, having toured as a teenager in the late '50s with such R&B stars as Little Willie John and Sam Cooke. (The Detroit News archives)
Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, and Author. Gladys Maria Knight aka the "Empress of Soul". Seven time Grammy Award Winner and lead vocalist of the hit soul group Gladys Knight and The Pips.