CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center
701 North Third Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401
Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul”, has recorded more than 38 albums over the years and has enjoyed #1 hits on the Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. She is a seven-time Grammy award winner. In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. In 1998, she and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Knight received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the annual BET Awards ceremony.
A humanitarian and philanthropist, Knight is devoted to various worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association – for which she is a national spokesperson, the American Cancer Society, the Minority AIDS Project, amFAR and Crisis Intervention, and The Boys and Girls Club. She has been honored by numerous organizations as well, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and B’Nai Brith.