Gladys Knight who is also called as the “Empress of Soul” is a seven-time Grammy award-winner singer, actress, and songwriter. She is best recognized for the numerous hit songs she sang during the 1960s to 1980s for the Buddah Records and Motown labels, and her own music group “Gladys Knight & the Pips”. Let us check out the net worth of Gladys Knight in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Gladys Maria Knight was born on born May 28, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States to her parents Sarah Elizabeth and Merald Woodlow Knight Sr. Her father was a postal worker.
She has two siblings including one sister Brenda and a brother Merald. When she was just seven years of old, she won her first major competition “The Original Amateur Hour”.
In 1953, she along with her siblings formed a small group which was known as “the Pips”. They recorded their first album “Every Beat of My Heart” in the year 1961.
Knight is the mother of three children from her four marriages. She married musician James Newman in the year 1960.
The couple had two children before their divorce in 1973. The following year she married producer Barry Hankerson, and together they had a son.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Glady Knight professional career kicked off when she along with her musical group “the Pips” signed with the Motown Records label in the year 1961.
The group released various hit singles including “Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me”, “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong”, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and also the Grammy Award-winning “Neither One of Us”.
In 1974 the group along with producer Curtis Mayfield she recorded a song for the movie “Claudine”.
She released her song “License to Kill” in the year 1989 which went up to the Top 10 in Germany and UK.
Knight’s most successful solo “Good Woman” was released in the year 1991 which topped the R&B album chart.
Her song “Just for You” was nominated in the 1995 Grammy Award. In 2008, she along with Johnny Mathias recorded the album “A Night to Remember”.
Glady Knight is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner which she won for various songs in her career.
In 1992, Knight was awarded the “Essence Award”. She is also the recipient of the BET Award, NAACP Image Award, Stardust Music Award, Soul Train Music Award to name a few.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Glady Knight is more than $30 million. This huge net worth is the result of her illustrious career as a singer, actress, and songwriter. Knight recorded her first song when she was just four years of old. She along with her music group “the Pips” recorded several commercially successful hit songs and albums.
She also performs at various stage shows and tours which helps in adding some wealth to her net worth. She has also starred in many movies and television shows including “Pipe Dreams(1976)”, “Twenty Bucks (1993)”, “Unbeatable Harold(2006)” and many more.
Glady Knight is one of the most renowned singers in the world. Although she has reached old age, her followers and fans still listen to her melodious songs.