One of the greatest singers of the last 50 years, Knight has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including “Good Woman,” “Just for You,” the inspirational “Many Different Roads” and “At Last.” Her most recent effort and eighth solo album “Where My Heart Belongs” won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album.
Knight returned to the small screen in the Lifetime original movie “Seasons of Love” and guest starred on Lee Daniels and FOX TV’s series “Empire” opposite Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Also on the small screen, Knight shared her musical expertise on the second season of Centric’s original series “Apollo Live.”
The album “Another Journey” enjoyed success from the hit “I Who Have Nothing” as well as the up-tempo track “Settle,” produced by Randy Jackson, with whom she previously collaborated with on her Grammy-winning album “At Last.” Knight also enjoyed the success of her song “You and I Ain’t Nothin’ No More,” which appeared over the end credits of the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels film “The Butler.”
Her involvement in other creative undertakings, business ventures and humanitarian activities has been extensive, and has brought her honors from the industry and community alike. In 2015, a portion of Atlanta’s State Route 9 from Peachtree Street to 14th Street was officially named Gladys Knight Highway. Continuing her community efforts, Knight and her husband, William McDowell, founded the Reynolds High School Community Foundation in 2017 to benefit the renovating of the former high school into a community center for the Canton, N.C. community.