1970’s Grammy-winner and soul singer Betty Wright has died

Reports of several media outlets declare Grammy award winner and Soul singer betty Wright has passed away from cancer. 

Wright’s family affirmed the death to the core. Wright was 66 and passed away from cancer at home in Miami, Billboard informed. Steve Greenberg, president of S-Curve Records, informed The New York Times that she had been identified with endometrial cancer in the fall. 

On May 2, fellow singer Chaka Kahn tweeted that her companion Wright needed prayers. The tweet said, “My beloved sister, Betty Wright, is now in need of all your prays,” “In Jesus Name We Pray for Sister Betty.”

As claimed by the biography released on her verified Facebook page, Wright was well known for her song “Clean Up Woman,” which became a top-five hit. She had begun singing in the Echoes of Joy, a gospel in a family group, and published her first album in 1968 when she was 14 singing “Girls Can’t Do What Guys Can Do.” 

Following the dissolution of her previous label made her own Ms. B Records, in 1985. Wright. She made history three years after when she became the first woman to possess a gold record on her own label, her biography stated. 

Wright’s music would be revised and remixed to become a part of many latest songs inclusive Afrika Bambaataa’s “Zulu War Chant,” Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love,” and  Sublime’s “Get Out!” Tributes to fallen songstress were extensive on Sunday with may remembering her contributions to both teaching and signing. 

Greenberg had previously worked with Wright on projects and had said that she was a great source of inspiration to aspiring artists. “She was an incredible writer, producer, and mentor to young artists,” Greenberg told The New York Times. Skip Marley tweeted pictures of Wright with himself and his late father saying, “Rest in power to a legend, Betty Wright. Our beloved aunt, mentor, and vocal coach.”

Musician Sheila E. posted “She was an incredible woman. You will be missed, queen.” Singer Ledisi shared a picture of Wright in her youthful days on twitter, appreciating her for “being a master teacher, a friend and one of the greatest female soul singers” in the music industry.

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