Gladys Knight Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Gladys Knight

Biography / Wiki

An American singer and songwriter Gladys Knight is a well-recognized personality during the 1960s era. She is honored with the title “The Empress of Souls” for winning seven Grammy Awards. She has earned no 1 position on Billboard Hot 100 singles for “That’s what friends are for” and “Midnight Train to Georgia”.

Along with her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight and cousins William Guest and Edward Patten, she has formed a group “Gladys Knight & the Pips”. Her name was included among the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by the magazine “Rolling Stone”. Recently, she was featured on Instagram Live which was organized by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.

Height / Weight / Age

Gladys Knight weighs 60 kg and 132 lbs in pounds. She is a talented singer who has a height of 163 cm or in feet inches 5’4” tall. She has short and curly black color hair and sharp wide black color eyes.

She has a lean body with a figure measurement is 34 inches breast, 24 inches waist, and 35 inches hips approximately. She will turn 81 years old in May 2021. Her bra size is 33B whereas her dress size is 2 and her shoe size is 8 (US).

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Gladys Knight is $28 million US dollars approximately.

Education / Family

Born on May 28, 1944, Gladys Knight is the daughter of Merald Woodlow Knight Sr and Sarah Elizabeth Knight. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA along with her brothers David Knight and Merald Knight Jr and a sister Brenda Knight.

Since childhood, she was interested in singing and participated in singing competitions and sang in the church choir. Along with siblings and cousins, she had formed a musical group “Pips” and has performed in small programs. At the age of 8, she won the contest of “Ted Mack’s The Original Amateur Hour TV show”.


Gladys Knight

Real nameGladys Maria Knight
Birth PlaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1944
Age 81 years (as in 2021)
HeightIn centimeters – 163 cm

In feet inches – 5’4”

WeightIn kilograms – 60 kg

In pounds – 132 lbs

Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
ProfessionSinger, Businesswoman, Author, Actress
Zodiac signGemini
SchoolHigh School
CollegeNot known
Home TownAtlanta, USA
DebutNot known
Fathers NameMerald Woodlow Knight Sr
Mothers NameSarah Elizabeth Knight
BrothersDavid Knight

Merald Knight Jr

SisterBrenda Knight

Career / Fashion And Style

Gladys Knight started her official career with her musical group “Gladys Knight & the Pips” in 1966. She had joined Motown Records and released several hits like “Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me”, “The Nitty Gritty”, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”  and many more. For the single “Neither one of us”, she had won her first Grammy Award in 1972.

In the following year, she won her second Grammy Award for the single “Midnight Train to Georgia” which also gained no.1 position on the pop and R&B chart. Along with Columbia Records, she had released two albums “Touch” and “About Love”.

From the album “All our love”, the lead single “Love Overboard” won a Grammy Award and also earned no 1 position on the R&B. In 1987, she decided to pursue a solo career and recorded “Licence to Kill”, the title track for James bond film.

She collaborated with Elton John, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder and released “That’s what friends are for” which won Grammy Award. In 1992, she was appointed as one of the directors of Saints Unified Voices (SUV) which is a Grammy Award-winning American music choir.

During the VH1’s benefit concert Divas Live 2004, to support the Save the Music Foundation she has performed with Cyndi Lauper, Jessica Simpson, Joss Stone, Ashanti, and Patti LaBelle. Her album “Where my heart belongs” was her 30th top 40 R&B album.

As an actress, she has appeared in TV series such as “Living Single”, “Benson”, “The Jamie Foxx Show”, and many more. She also participated in the 14th season of “Dancing with the stars”.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

BoyfriendsNot known
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandJames “Jimmy” Newman

Barry Hankerson

Gladys Knight with her boyfriend Barry
Gladys Knight with her boyfriend Barry

Willliam McDowell

Gladys Knight with her boyfriend Willliam
Gladys Knight with her boyfriend Willliam

Les Brown

Gladys Knight with her boyfriend Les
Gladys Knight with her boyfriend Les
ChildrenSon – James “Jimmy” Gaston Newman, Shanga Hankerson

Daughter – Kenya Newman

Gladys Knight with her children
Gladys Knight with her children

Favorite Things

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Favorite ActorsRobert Downey Jr
Favorite ActressJennifer Aniston
Favorite FoodLemon juice & salad
Favorite DestinationsParis
Favorite Color(s)Brown

Gladys Knight

Some Interesting Facts About Gladys Knight

  • At the funeral of Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight performed “The Lord’s Prayer” and “His Eye is on the sparrow”.
  • In 2019, she performed at the 100th Anniversary of Delaware State Fair.
  • In the entire life, she had been married four times and has three children.
  • In 1996, her musical group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • She was honored with the Society of Singers ELLA Award.
  • She was criticized to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII ue to the alleged blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick by the National Football League.