Patti LaBelle
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  May 24, 1944

Patti LaBelle is a legendary singer and actress known as the “Godmother of Soul.” Her career started in the 1960s when she was the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. The group changed its name to Labelle in the 1970s when they released their hit single “Lady Marmalade.” After they split in 1976, LaBelle started her successful solo career with hits like “If Only You Knew” and “Love, Need, and Want You.” She’s sold over 50 million records in her career spanning seven decades.

Is Patti LaBelle religious?

Patti LaBelle identifies as a Christian, growing up in the Beulah Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She performed her first solo at church at 12 years old. Regarding how faith helped her career, LaBelle said, “You know, my faith took me through because I said, “I have to do this because I’m born to sing.” So a lot of prayers help me become the not-so-scared Patti LaBelle now.”

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