Biography / Wiki
An African-American musician Patti LaBelle is has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She has been associated with the music industry for five decades and has given numerous hits. At the initial stage, she did not have a smooth start and had to go through a rocky phase as most of the albums and songs released failed to impress.
She had gained recognition from her song ‘Lady Marmalade’ which peaked at the number 1 status on the Billboard Hot 100. She had started her solo career in 1977. She has established an outstanding career with her brimming talent and skills for which she has been inducted into various Halls of fame.
Height / Weight / Age
Patti LaBelle weighs 54 kg and 119 lbs in pounds. She is a prominent musician who is 165 cm or in feet, inches 5’5” tall. She has smooth and short dark brown hair color and sharp wide dark brown color eyes.
She has a slim physique with a figure measurement is 34 inches breast, 27 inches waist, and 34 inches hips approximately. She will turn 78 years old in May. Her bra size is 34B whereas her dress size is 2 and her shoe size is 7 (US).
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of $60 million USD approximately.
Education / Family
Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944, as Patricia Louise Holte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father Henry Holte was a railroad worker and lounge singer whereas her mother Bertha Holte was a housewife. She was raised along with her siblings Thomas Hogan Jr, Vivian Hogan, Barbara, and Jacqueline.
After the separation of her parents, she and all her siblings were raised by her mother single-handedly. While growing up Patricia was an introvert but made great friends with Claudette Grant whom her mother had adopted. She has been blessed with a soulful voice and hence actively participated in the church choir group.
She had attended John Bartram High School for elementary education. She had started building her career in music during her teenage and hence formed The Ordettes, along with three friends in 1958. In 1961, many artists left and joined and there was an upward shift in the career graph of the group which looked promising.
|Real name||Patricia Louise Holt|
|Birth Place||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Date Of Birth||May 24, 1944|
|Height||In centimeters – 165 cm
In feet inches – 5’5”
|Weight||In kilograms – 54 kg
In pounds – 119 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|School||John Bartram High School|
|Home Town||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Mothers Name||Bertha Holte’s|
|Brothers||Thomas Hogan Jr
Career / Fashion And Style
Patti LaBelle moved towards success when her group The Ordettes was introduced to Newtown Records President, Harold Robinson. He had rejected the group due to their non-fancy appearance but after hearing her voice signed them and changed the name to “The Blue Belles”.
The debut single ‘I Sold My Heart to the Junkman’ peaked at the Billboard top 20. Later, the group was dismissed due to legal complications by Robinson name changing the game. For the following years, she had signed deals with many labels like RCA Records, Epic Records, Atlantic Records, and Cameo-Parkway Records and released many albums.
After years of working in collaboration, she ventured on her own in 1983 and had released an album “I am in love again”. Following year, she had made her acting debut in the film “A Soldier’s Story” where she had appeared as a club singer. For the film “Beverly Hills Cop”, she had recorded “New Attitude” and “Stir it up”.
Her solo album “Burnin” earned her first Grammy Award in the category of “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance”. In 2011, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards. She also participated in Dancing with the Stars season 20 alongside professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. She also appeared on the NBC series “The Voice” as a key advisor.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More
Patti LaBelle was married to Armstead Edwards in 1969 and got separated in 2003. The couple has only one child together, a son named Zuri Kye Edwards who was born in 1973.
|Children||Son – Zuri Kye Edwards
Some Interesting Facts About Patti LaBelle
- The genre of Patti LaBelle was gospel music, jazz, rhythm, and blues.
- She is being nicknamed Patsy.
- Philadelphia honored her work by giving her very own street name “Patti LaBelle Way”.
- According to rumors, she has adopted two boys and also raised a girl but their names not available.