About Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight is regarded as a legend of soul music in the industry. It has been stated that the current size of Gladys Knight net worth is also huge, which reaches 28 million dollars as of right now. In the music industry, Gladys Knight is also regarded as the “Empress of Soul”. In addition to her involvement into music, Gladys Knight is also known as a businesswoman, author and also a humanitarian.
Her involvement into music has been awarded with 7 Grammy awards. Gladys Knight, as a musician, is mostly known for her songs, which she released in the 1960s and 1970s. During this period, Gladys Knight net worth increased by a mile, as well. At that time, she was a member of her band called “Gladys Knight and the Pips”. The band was signed to two record labels – Motown and Buddah Records. The band was quite a family band, since it also included her brother and two cousins.
Gladys Knight was born in 1944 in Georgia. When she was 7 years old, she appeared on the show called “Original Amateur Hour’. She also became a winner of that show, which made her a star in the country, as well.
When she was 8 years old, Gladys Knight, her brother and her cousins formed a band called “The Pips”. The band also soon began to tour across the United States. In 1966, the band got signed to a popular Motown record label. Under this label, the band released quite a few well known records, such as “Friendship Train”, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”, “I Don’t Want to Do Wrong”, “If I Were Your Woman”, “Neither One of Us” and some more. Thus, the label promoted the band quite successfully, and it also added to the overall size of Gladys Knight net worth.
In addition, the band served as an opening act for a couple of shows by Diana Ross. In one of her books, Gladys Knight stated that Diana Ross decided to get rid of her due to the fact that when Gladys Knight was singing, her performance overshadowed that of the main star of the show – Diana Ross.
In 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips left Motown records due to the fact that they had a more successful contract offered by the Buddah Records label. The act became very successful with a couple of released records, such as “Midnight Train to Georgia”. Thus, belonging to the Buddah Records also increased the total amount of Gladys Knight net worth.