Living Legend: Gladys Knights

Her voice has soothed generations and won Grammy Awards for over five decades.

Published April 14th

1944

A True Gift
A True Gift

The queen of soul graced the world on this day and we are ever so grateful for it.

1952

Diva in the Making
Diva in the Making

Gladys Knight began singing at the age of eight with her siblings, who called themselves the Pips.

1967

Unheard Their Talent
Unheard Their Talent

Breaking onto the scene and breaking down barriers, the Pips recorded their version of Norman Whitfield's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" — later a huge hit for Marvin Gaye — which crossed over from the rhythm and blues charts to the pop charts.

1973

Imagining It All
Imagining It All

With the album Imagination (1973), Gladys Knight and the Pips achieved three gold singles: "I've Got to Use My Imagination," "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" and the Grammy Award-winning No. 1 hit "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Best R&B Vocal Performance).

1973

Hitsville
Hitsville

In 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips recorded their hit "Midnight Train to Georgia." The song was originally recorded by legendary gospel singer Cissy Houston.

1973

Saying Goodbye Isn't Easy
Saying Goodbye Isn't Easy

Gladys Knight and the Pips released their last single on the Motown label, ironically titled "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)."

1987

On Her Own
On Her Own

Moving to MCA Records in 1987, Knight and the Pips released their final album together, All Our Love, which included the Grammy-winning single "Love Overboard." The song was featured in a very funny episode of A Different World.

2000

Taking Over Vegas
Taking Over Vegas

Knight enjoyed a critically-acclaimed four-year run performing nightly at the famed Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, showing us all that she's still got the juice.

2011

Reunited
Reunited

Knight reunited with Dionne Warwick and Elton John for a great performance.

2015

A Legend Never Dies
A Legend Never Dies

Knight stepped out with her new single "Just a Little" and we got super excited.