Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, and Author. Gladys Maria Knight aka the "Empress of Soul". Seven time Grammy Award Winner and lead vocalist of the hit soul group Gladys Knight and The Pips.
Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nicknamed "Sailor", "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner.
Fiona Apple (born Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart; Solo piano rock & baroque pop vocalist & pianist. Winner of a Billboard Music Award, a Grammy, 2 MTV Music Video Awards, & her album "Tidal" was listed as the 20th best album of the past 25 years.)