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Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is a Grammy Award winning American singer, author and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song, "Lady Marmalade".
Patti LaBelle, Grammy Award-winning singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. She possessed the vocal range of a soprano and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She also has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, the Songwriter's Hall of Fame as well as the World Music Awards presenting her with the prestigious Legend Award.