Patti Labelle is popular for classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards, and spiritual sonnets, & referred to as the "Godmother of Soul".

Picture of American singer, Patti LaBelle
Caption: Picture of American singer, Patti LaBelle (Photo: facebook)

Siblings of Patti LaBelle

In the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was born on born May 24, 1944. Her birth name is Patricia Louise Holt. She is the second youngest child of her parents Bertha Holte and Henry Holte. Her father Henry, worked as a railroad worker and club performer. Having American nationality, LaBelle is of Balck ethnicity.

She has four siblings Thomas Hogan Jr. (1930-2013), Vivian Hogan (1932–1975), Barbara (1942–1982), and Jacqueline "Jackie" (1945–1989). LaBelle would later claim that her parents' marriage was abusive in her memoir, Don't Block the Blessings, despite the fact that she had a happy upbringing. LaBelle was 12 years old when she was the victim of sexual assault by a family acquaintance shortly after her parents' divorce. LaBelle won a talent contest at her high school, John Bartram High School, when she was sixteen.

Career of Patti

She founded the Ordettes, a singing group, in 1960 with several of her schoolmates. Harold Robinson, the proprietor of a neighboring record label, invited them to an audition as a result of the group's rising popularity in the neighborhood. Robinson hired the group and had them record as the Blue Belles. The group's name was eventually changed to Patti LaBelle and The Blue Belles, and in 1963 the song "Down the Aisle" became their first big record. With hits like "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Danny Boy", Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles continued to have some success. After their initial record company Cameo-Parkway folded in 1965, the band joined Atlantic Records in New York. The group struggled after numerous lineup adjustments, including Cindy Birdsong's departure to join The Supremes, and by 1970 they had been dropped by both their management and Atlantic Records. Their second album "Moon Shadow" was released a year later in 1972, immediately after their debut album "Labelle" in 1971.

Patti LaBelle performing on the stage
Caption: Patti LaBelle performing on the stage (Photo: wsj)

After their third album, "Pressure Cookin'," failed to become popular, the band changed labels to Epic Records. They then released their fourth album, "Nightbirds," in 1974. In fact, the album's first song "Lady Marmalade" went on to sell over a million copies and reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Since "Nightbirds" and "Lady Marmalade" were so popular, the band was asked to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in 1975. The group eventually broke up in 1976 due to growing disagreements about the direction their music should take. LaBelle released her self-titled debut solo album in 1977 after signing a solo contract with Epic Records. She continued to put out music and albums, and in 1984, the singles "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up," which were written for the Eddie Murphy movie "Beverly Hills Cop," had significant crossover success.

Patti LaBelle posing for the picture
Caption: Patti LaBelle posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

Her most popular solo album, "Winner in You," peaked at No. 1 on the American pop charts. The song "The Right Kinda Lover" was released from the gold-certified album "Gems" (1994). She has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards and many NAACP Image Awards. She initially appeared on Broadway in the musical "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" in 1982. She then appeared in the musical "Fela!" in 2010 and the Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight" in 2014. She has furthermore appeared in movies and TV series. She has acted in a number of movies and TV programs, including "Sing" (1989), "Idlewild" (2006), "Semi-Pro" (2008), "Mama, I Want to Sing!" (2012), and "A Different World" (1990–1993), "Out All Night" (1992), "Cosby," "American Horror Story: Freak Show," (2014), to mention a few.

What's Patti LaBelle Net Worth?

As per reports, Patti LaBelle has an estimated net worth of $60 Million. Her professional career as a prolific singer, and actress, helps her to collect a hefty sum of money. 

Patti LaBelle posing for the picture wth the car
Caption: Patti LaBelle posing for the picture wth the car (Photo: Pinterest)

Patti is a businesswoman and collects decent sum of money out of her business ventures. Likewise, LaBelle has been living a lavish life with her family.  

Is Patti LaBelle Still Married? 

Patti LaBelle isn't still married after the divorce. Her present relationship status is single and isn't involved in any romantic relationship. Previously, Patti LaBelle was married to her husband Armstead Edwards, a schoolteacher. They were a longtime friend before their marriage. On July 23, 1969, Patti & Armstead tied a wedding knot in a private wedding ceremony. 

Patti LaBelle with her ex-husband Armstead Edwards
Caption: Patti LaBelle with her ex-husband Armstead Edwards (Photo: hearstapps)

He took up the role of her manager when they got married, and he did so until the year 2000. In the year 2003, The couple legally separated, and their divorce finalized. Out of their marriage, they became parents of a son Zuri Kye Edwards, born July 17, 1973. Her son Zuri is now working as her manager.

What is the Height of Patti LaBelle? 

Patti LaBelle has a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 m tall. Likewise, she has dark brown eyes with black color hair.