It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Patti Labelle

Soul diva Patti LaBelle enjoyed one of the longest-lived careers in contemporary music, notching hits in a variety of sounds ranging from girl group pop to space-age funk to lush ballads. Born Patricia Holt in Philadelphia on May 24, 1944, she grew up singing in a local Baptist choir, and in 1960 teamed with friend Cindy Birdsong to form a group called the Ordettes. A year later, following the additions of vocalists Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, the group was rechristened the Blue Belles; with producer Bobby Martin at helm, they scored a Top 20 pop and R&B hit in 1962 with the single "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman," subsequently hitting the charts in 1964 with renditions of "Danny Boy" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

In 1965, the quartet -- now known as Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles -- signed to Atlantic, where they earned a minor hit with their version of the standard "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The group's Atlantic tenure was largely disappointing, however, and in 1967 Birdsong replaced Florence Ballard in the Supremes. The remaining trio toured the so-called "chitlin circuit" for the remainder of the decade before signing on with British manager Vicki Wickham in 1970; Wickham renamed the group simply LaBelle and pushed their music in a funkier, rock-oriented direction, and in the wake of their self-titled 1971 Warner Bros. debut they even toured with the Who. (The trio also collaborated with Laura Nyro on her superb R&B-influenced album Gonna Take a Miracle.)

By 1973, LaBelle had gone glam, taking the stage in wildly theatrical, futuristic costumes; a year later they became the first African-American act ever to appear at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, a landmark performance that also introduced their lone chart-topping single, the Allen Toussaint-produced classic "Lady Marmalade." However, after two more albums -- 1975's Phoenix and the following year's Chameleon -- LaBelle disbanded, and its namesake mounted a solo career, issuing her eponymous debut in 1977. In addition to subsequent releases including 1979's It's Alright with Me and 1980's Released, LaBelle also turned to acting, co-starring in a 1982 Broadway revival of Your Arms to Short to Box with God.

Upon signing with the Philadephia International label, LaBelle scored a number one R&B hit with "If You Only Knew," from 1983's I'm in Love Again. Two years later, she reached the pop Top 20 with her Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack contribution "New Attitude." Her subsequent MCA debut, 1986's The Winner in You, went platinum on the strength of the Burt Bacharach-penned "On My Own," a duet with Michael McDonald, while the follow-up, 1989's Be Yourself, featured a pair of cuts written by Prince. Released in 1991, Burnin' earned a Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance. LaBelle recorded less and less frequently in the years to follow, in 1995 publishing her autobiography, Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime. She returned five years later to release When a Woman Loves and then signed to Def Soul for 2004's Timeless Journey and 2005's all-covers Classic Moments. In 2007 the holiday album Miss Patti's Christmas appeared, while 2008 saw the release of Live in Washington D.C., a live album recorded in 1982. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Love her music
Report as inappropriate
I made it on my own, and stayed a lady / women. Living right
Report as inappropriate
Love me some patti ...........
Report as inappropriate
Patti killed it with her rendition of Ain't No Way, nd so did Whitney and Mary! Three superstar vocalist!
Report as inappropriate
That voice is like none other. Beautiful! If there were no such things as recoding devices this world would have never know such treasure could have existed. Muhaa Miss La Belle. You are proof that beauty never fades.
Report as inappropriate
Beautiful voice , beautiful soul.. She's blessed .. I Love me some ms.Patti Labelle ❤️ she'll always be the BEST to me. #Legend
Report as inappropriate
Ms.Patti Labelle will always reign one of the finest singers of all times! May God continue to bless n keep that voice!
Report as inappropriate
I LOVE PATTI LABELLED one of my FAVORITE. ON MY OWN IS A GREAT SONG ALL HER MUSIC!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! TO MY HONEY AL. G.
Report as inappropriate
Love me some miss Patti Love her music seen her live in concert it was Great show her and Diana Ross Gladys night Shaka khan
Report as inappropriate
Elegance.... .
Report as inappropriate
Love you god bless
Report as inappropriate
karen.turner . c t r
I love Patti, she is such a Lady, she gives great performances every time. Thank you for being who you are.
Report as inappropriate
Great album
Report as inappropriate
Mail
Report as inappropriate
Mailk
Report as inappropriate
I love Patti Labelle!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
hines_10_23
Beautiful voice!! I love Her
Report as inappropriate
mashona.mcaf e e
hotlady
Report as inappropriate
Celebrating my 50th birthday today Thanking God for his amazing grace and mercy i wasn't suppose to be alive but God thank you Pattie Labelle for your wonderful gift that has pulled me out, this is one of my favorite songs .
Report as inappropriate
nrivers16
:-*
Report as inappropriate
patti can sing to me all day and nite luv her
Report as inappropriate
Days of being in h.s.
Report as inappropriate
If only u knew how much i do do love u im livin in a fantasy
Report as inappropriate
On my own
Report as inappropriate
Down the isle

Patti Labelle and the bluebelles best song ever!!
Report as inappropriate
,
Report as inappropriate
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
He savored her cool
While she freshed up
That boy drank all that magnolia wine
On the black satin sheets where
He started to freak
Report as inappropriate
Gg,fjflgnf




Report as inappropriate
Pattie is one of. God blessing to all of us
Report as inappropriate
My insperation love me some mama patti.tank.. . . .
Report as inappropriate
brollins1213 1 4
Recently saw her on empire black don't crack 100
Report as inappropriate
Love me some Patti....
Report as inappropriate
That's my girl. She's great at everything. Much love patty
Report as inappropriate
brian31514
no one even comes close to miss patti's powerful voice!
Report as inappropriate
If you've never seen Ms. Patti in concert you don't know what your missing
Report as inappropriate
Ms. Patti, take your shoes off and sang!
Report as inappropriate
My ex knows what he had now he wants me back, things that make you go hmmmm. I'll always love that man (wabb)
Report as inappropriate
I wish my friends could sing like this!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Report as inappropriate
My favorite female vocalist! The sister can blow!
Report as inappropriate
Because were my friend
Report as inappropriate
Love. Patti. Labelle. Soul. Music. Forever.
Report as inappropriate
claudia_jazm i n 2 0 1 1
Love Patti Labelle and her music
Report as inappropriate
Mother patti is such a big inspiration in my life.may god bless her for ever and ever.
Report as inappropriate
Thanks again, Pattie for still being here with me and us
Report as inappropriate
Yes she is my #1on my a list her music will live on forever.love u patti
Report as inappropriate
I love. This song .my mom R.I.P.she said everytime she heard this song she thinks of me cause she knows ill be on my own .when she left this world.i love u mom .an im on my own but its ok im ok miss u bunches mom.
Report as inappropriate
My girl Patti from my home town Philly!
Report as inappropriate
Love. This. Song
Report as inappropriate
tyelr44a
I went to see Patti for the first time last year, and I saw a show of shows. One that I think will go down in my mind as one of the top class A acts around, planted nicely on The Real Diva A List, and not the fake, wannabe, real watered down, D acts who insist on taking that title as well, but don't have any of the qualificatio n s . The first qualificatio n s , are that you have had at least been in the music business for at least 50 plus years performing. 2. Contributed to a charity in the last ten
Report as inappropriate
I just want u to know how feel more than you'll ever know. I got this burning desire soul on fire
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[93, 124, 73, 74, 98, 75, 71, 89, 72, 110, 69, 91, 95, 65, 68, 96, 75, 81, 106, 112, 92, 89, 85, 119, 114, 120, 111, 110, 71, 123, 127, 112, 79, 97, 78, 116, 84, 91, 81, 108, 120, 124, 94, 85, 104, 121, 125, 114, 79, 99, 70, 117, 124, 79, 118, 97, 103, 106, 76, 117, 69, 94, 125, 110, 80, 64, 109, 87, 89, 70, 93, 117, 94, 72, 105, 108, 90, 81, 76, 78, 82, 113, 126, 70, 120, 92, 102, 116, 71, 121, 118, 68, 118, 90, 111, 66, 119, 95, 73, 70, 126, 75, 116, 80, 108, 90, 105, 88, 114, 72, 127, 87, 102, 100, 127, 92, 127, 73, 85, 121, 117, 115, 98, 115, 127, 79, 102, 105, 76, 109, 68, 99, 64, 126, 88, 106, 110, 67, 98, 83, 103, 113, 122, 84, 109, 81, 103, 123, 97, 96, 113, 101, 68, 124, 99, 72, 108, 89, 105, 87, 113, 68, 123, 78, 68, 84, 98, 70, 73, 98, 103, 95, 105, 120, 101, 116, 121, 70, 103, 113, 69, 91, 89, 92, 116, 112, 71, 66, 76, 69, 100, 95, 90, 93, 120, 66, 120, 121, 100, 125, 99, 105, 112, 90, 121, 74, 121, 97, 107, 99, 111, 99, 99, 120, 83, 119, 106, 77, 100, 116, 115, 112, 72, 112, 80, 74, 122, 87, 75, 102, 110, 93, 82, 116, 120, 103, 72, 115, 100, 110, 88, 73, 113, 66, 99, 72, 77, 66, 125, 126, 98, 75, 73, 110, 84, 66, 69, 104, 98, 111, 91, 124, 89, 66, 110, 84, 112, 98, 93, 92, 88, 79, 103, 75, 107, 65, 126, 105, 90, 125, 125, 113, 122, 109, 75, 95, 85, 97, 124, 83, 65, 69, 117, 90, 121, 82, 112, 116, 101, 105, 75, 126, 99, 119, 111, 126, 83, 125, 69, 125, 126, 82, 77, 85, 121, 66, 72, 80, 127, 95, 119, 87, 69, 112, 66, 68, 86, 106, 121, 114, 70, 110, 118, 112, 123, 112, 91, 127, 65, 107, 100, 68, 124, 73, 118, 84, 107, 78, 93, 125, 79, 104, 125, 99, 76, 125, 84, 116, 64, 111, 85, 81, 100, 103, 84, 112, 80, 104, 65, 102, 124, 100, 82, 120, 95, 124, 86, 65, 83, 125, 106, 103, 126, 123, 105, 110, 85, 73, 88, 76, 122, 93, 118, 93, 70, 121, 81, 73, 85, 110, 71, 106, 72, 73, 125, 79, 95, 68, 125, 66, 74, 127, 126, 79, 122, 74, 78, 111, 77, 101, 101, 108, 119, 105, 104, 105, 120, 75, 98, 109, 74, 103, 118, 103, 86, 67, 90, 120, 114, 97, 105, 99, 101, 82, 74, 64, 120, 123, 98, 123, 78, 66, 124, 100, 107, 106, 117, 66, 121, 86, 127, 111, 124, 121, 95, 103, 115, 85, 64, 65, 118, 99, 119, 115, 76, 95, 64, 122, 68, 75, 69, 121, 102, 106, 89, 81, 119, 86, 75, 120, 88, 83, 83, 119, 84, 95, 113, 69, 91, 75, 87, 125, 80, 73, 106, 65, 79, 72, 122, 116, 110, 96]