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About Betty Wright
Betty Wright was an American singer who actually began professionally recording music, alongside her siblings, while she was still a toddler. She eventually started a solo career and went on to establish herself as one of the most-influential artists in the history of African-American music.
Her songs have been sampled by the likes of Chance the Rapper, Beyoncé and many others.
She also successfully sued Color Me Badd for illegally sampling her work on their 1991 mega hit titled, “I Wanna Sex You Up”.
Additionally, she has provided background vocals for innumerable artists, such as Stevie Wonder (1980), Jennifer Lopez (1999) and Angie Stone (2004). She also did some production work for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Tom Jones.
Her father’s name was McArthur Norris and her mother is called, Rosa Akins Braddy-Wright.
At two years of age she participated, with her siblings, in a gospel group called Echoes of Joy. The group went on to drop their first album in 1965.
From 1968 to 2014 she released 20 solo albums. Her first solo album, "My First Time Around", came out when she was only 14 years old.
Wright was nominated for six Grammy Awards throughout her career and took one home in 1975 in the category of Best R&B Song for her track tiled, “Where Is the Love”.
She was able to sing in a very unique vocal range known as the whistle register.
She ultimately passed away in 2020 after receiving a cancer diagnosis the year prior.
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F.A.Q. about Betty Wright
When is her birthday?
Betty Wright's birthday is on December 21, 1953.
In how many days is her birthday?
Betty's birthday is in 321 days
How old was Betty when she died?
She was 66 years old.
When did she die?
She died in May 10, 2020.
How old would she be today?
Betty Wright would be 69 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Betty from?
She was born in Miami, Florida, U.S..