I grew up listening to the legendary Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle. With a comb in my hand I would dance in front mirror singing song after song. I love Patti LaBelle!
She is best known or her array of hits that include “If Only You Knew,” “On My Own,” “New Attitude” and “Stir It Up.”
Patti LaBelle recently performed this past Sunday live in concert at the MGM Northfield Park. The show was all that I expected and more. Patti sang hit after hit keeping the audience on their feet singing word after word. We all cheered in between songs begging for her to sing another timeless classic.
Patti LaBelle came of age at a time when the term “diva” wasn’t used loosely — as a tireless performer and industry veteran, Ms. LaBelle earned her diva designation with hard work and pure, raw talent. Beloved by fans for her fiery live performances and sassy wit, Patti proved she was still in top form on her 2012/13 50th Anniversary Tour, consistently bringing down the house with electrifying renditions of classics like “Lady Marmalade” and “New Attitude.” An indefatigable touring presence, Patti serves up more diva realness in 2014 with several highly anticipated appearances.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Patti Labelle cut her teeth singing in church choir and several girl groups before settling into her role as frontwoman of namesake group LaBelle in 1970. Following minor success in the early part of the decade, LaBelle hit the big time in 1974 with “Lady Marmalade,” which became their first No. 1 and remains one of the most popular songs of the disco era. In 1977, Patti released her self-titled solo debut album to positive reviews, wowing critics with her songwriting and prowess as a vocalist. A series of successful albums followed including 1986’s Winner in You, which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and received several Grammy nominations.