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Gladys Knight

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Who is Gladys Knight?

Gladys Knight is a Georgia-born American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gladys Knight is also an actor, businesswoman, and author, among other things. During the 1960s, her songs became popular. She and the Pips were also formed by her. Gladys Maria Knight is her complete birth name.

Early life and Childhood

Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944.

Merald, William, and Edward, her siblings, were all members of the band.

Her most successful hits have reached the Billboard Hot 100.

Knight, on the other hand, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

She performs the “Licence to Kill” film’s theme song.

Meanwhile, Rolling Magazine ranks her among the top 100 singers.

Education Details

Gladys Knight’s Education details are not available.

Professional Career

Gladys received the Grammy Award seven times.

“Every Beat of My Heart,” “I Feel a Song,” and “Love Overboard” was among her singles.

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Shawn University bestowed an Honorary Doctorate Degree on Knight.

Net Worth and Salary

Gladys, on the other hand, became addicted to gambling and lost $600,000.

Nonetheless, Jimmy, her oldest son, died of heart failure in 1999.

She married William McDowell in the year 2001.

More Facts about Gladys Knight

Real Full Birth Name Gladys Maria Knight.
Nick name Gladys.
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Businesswoman, Author & Actress.
In The News For Criticised for singing national anthem in the Super Bowl match 2019.
Age (As of 2018) 78 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday May 28, 1944.
Birthplace/Hometown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Popular Albums 1. Neither One of US (1973).
2. Immgination (1973).
3. I Feel a song (1974).
4. Good Woman (1991).
Nationality American.
Awards & Achievements 1. Grammy Award Seven Times.
2. Essence Award (1995) for Career Achieivement.
3. National Black Arts Festival (2008).
4. Lifetime Award in the Soul Tain Music Awards (2011).
Gender Female.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) Gemini.
Ethnicity Afro-American.
Religion Christianity.
Current Residence Altanta, Georgia, USA.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 4″.
Centimeters: 163 cm.
Meters: 1.63 m.
Weight Kilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
Bra Size 33B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips) 34-24-35.
Shoe Size (US) 8.
Tattoo details? Will Update.
Eye Color Black.
Hair Color Black.
Parents Father: Merald Woodlow Knight Sr.
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Knight.
Siblings Brother: David Knight & Merald Knight Jr.
Sister: Brenda Knight.
Famous Relatives Grandparents:
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married.
Dating History? NA.
Boyfriend Not Known.
Husband/Spouse Name 1. James “Jimmy” Newman.
2. Barry Hankerson.
3. Les Brown.
4. William McDowell.
Son James “Jimmy” Gaston Newman & Shanga Hankerson.
Daughter Kenya Newman.
Highest Qualification High School Graduate.
School High School, Atlanta.
College/ University Not Known.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite Celebrities Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
Dream Holiday Destination Paris.
Favorite Color Brown.
Love to do Shopping and Singing.
Favorite Food Lemon Juice & Salad.
Net worth (approx.) $28 Million US dollars (As of 2019).
Annual Income & Earnings Under Review.
Contact Details
Office Address Not Known
Home Details Will Update.
Mobile or Phone Number N.A.
Email Address Not found.
Official Website None.

Relationship Status

Gladys has four marriages. Her first husband’s name is James “Jimmy” Newman.

She married at the age of sixteen. The couple has two kids.

James “Jimmy” Gaston Newman (son) and Kenya Newman are their names (daughter).

James’ family abandoned him because he is a drug addict.

In 1973, she petitions for divorce.

Soon after, she marries Barry Hankerson for the second time.

Shanga Hankerson is the couple’s son.

They divorced in 1979 and struggled for custody of her kid.

Her son was kidnapped at the time.

Her marriage to Les Brown begins in 1995. (motivational speaker). With the arrival of 1997, their marriage came to an end.

body Measurement

Knight’s height is 5′ 4″.

Her weight is 60 Kg.

Her BWH is 34-24-35.

Social Media

Knight’s has 474k followers on her Instagram.

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  • Gladys Knight (born May 28, 1944) is American Singer, Songwriter, and Musician from Georgia, USA.
  • Moreover, Gladys won Grammy Awards seven times.
  • However, Gladys was criticized for her decision to sing the national anthem.
  • She has three siblings in her family.
  • Personal Life, Boyfriend & Children Gladys married four times.