Betty Wright, an R&B and soul singer recognized for her 1971 top-10 hit “Clear Up Lady,” died Sunday after battling most cancers. She was 66.
The singer’s loss of life was confirmed to The News Observers by Wright’s niece, who broke the information in a tweet. Essence, quoting sources near Wright’s household, additionally confirmed the singer’s loss of life. BET additionally confirmed the singer’s loss of life.
I simplymisplaced my aunt this morning…. and now my temper has modified…. sleep in peace aunty Betty Wright 💕💕🙏🏾🙏🏾 fly excessive angel
Wright’s reason behindloss of life was not introduced when her niece confirmed the passing. One thing was clearly incorrectalthoughas a result of 2 days in the past, Chaka Khan made a plea … “Calling all my #PrayWarriors. My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in want of all of your prayers.”
Wright, whom some within the music tradeknown asone of the crucial underrated singers of her time, was just lately honored on TV One’s, “Unsung.”Betty recorded so many songs, together with her 1971 hit, “Clear Up Lady. She was solely 18 when the tune was launched, and it turned out to be her largesttune ever. Different hits included “Let Me Be Your Lovermaker,” “Shoorah Shoorah,” “Tonight is the Evening,” and “The place is the Love.”
Betty made a daringtransferwithin the ’80s, launching her personalimpartial label … it had not been carried outearlier than by a feminine artist. That is when she recorded “No Ache (No Acquire).” Ever heard that phrase? Later she recorded “Mom Wit,” and it went gold — the primary time an African-American feminine singer went gold on her personaldocument label.
Wright earned six Grammy Awards nominations throughout her profession, profitable a Grammy for greatest R&B tune in 1975 for “The place is the Love.”
Wright grew to become an inspiration to so many singers, together withMary J. Blige, The Roots and Joss Stone. Wright carried out with Joss on her tune, “The Artwork of Love and Warfare.”In 2005, her 21-year-old son, Patrick,was shot and killed. She had fourdifferentkids.Betty was 66.RIP
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