Gladys Knight

1944 - Today

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Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with her group The Pips, which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and cousins William Guest and Edward Patten. Knight has recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles ("Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For"), eleven number-one R&B singles and six number-one R&B albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gladys Knight has received more than 6,202,007 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Gladys Knight is the 781st most popular singer (up from 835th in 2019), the 4,378th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,465th in 2019) and the 225th most popular American Singer.

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  • 29

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  • 2.12

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  • 4.50

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Among singers, Gladys Knight ranks 781 out of 3,541Before her are Ted Neeley, Rosé, Inva Mula, Eydie Gormé, Christina Nilsson, and Emilio Pericoli. After her are Blaze Bayley, Jonas Kaufmann, Mo-Do, Eric Carmen, Randy Crawford, and Jimmie Rodgers.

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Among people born in 1944, Gladys Knight ranks 279Before her are Yury Romanenko, Jan-Carl Raspe, Michel Maffesoli, Alex Metreveli, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Ard Schenk. After her are Andrew G. Vajna, Chung Hong-won, Raoul Lambert, Thom Mayne, Max Romeo, and José Wilker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gladys Knight ranks 4,378 out of 15,968Before her are Olivia Wilde (1984), Conan O'Brien (1963), Annie Potts (1952), W. S. Van Dyke (1889), Hedda Hopper (1885), and Mark Tobey (1890). After her are Pat Benatar (1953), George Dewey (1837), Nelson A. Miles (1839), William B. Travis (1809), Stephen Cook (1939), and Dabney Coleman (1932).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gladys Knight ranks 225Before her are MC Hammer (1962), Loretta Lynn (1932), Mississippi John Hurt (1892), Anita O'Day (1919), Ted Neeley (1943), and Eydie Gormé (1928). After her are Eric Carmen (1949), Randy Crawford (1952), Jimmie Rodgers (1897), Richard Carpenter (1946), Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935), and Tammi Terrell (1945).

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