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Published on October 10th, 2017 | by Jessica Williams

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Legendary Singer Betty Wright Celebrates 50 Years of Greatness in the Music Business

Legendary singer and songwriter Betty Wright who rose to fame in the 70s with such hits as “No Pain No Gain,” “Cleanup Woman, “and “Tonight is the Night” celebrated 50 years of success in the music business this past weekend in Miami. This private gathering included celebrity performances and appearances by singers Bishop Bullwinkle, Michael Sterling, City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, NFL Alumni Bryan McKinnie, Mia X and many others. The City of Miami also presented Betty Wright with a Proclamation declaring October 5, 2017 “Betty Wright Day.”

From the red carpet that greeted guests as they arrived to the elegantly dressed attendees, this event brought out some of the best and brightest queens and kings that South Florida has to offer. “I am always humbled when someone remembers me and wants to honor me for the things I have done,” says Betty Wright. “There is a lot of love in this room and I am grateful for all of it.”

(Proclamation from the City of Miami

 

(Singer, Michael Sterling)

 

(Guest, Rapper Mia X, Michael Sterling, & Betty Wright)

 

Betty Wright released her first single “Clean Up Woman” at the young age of 17. Reaching #2 on the R&B charts where it stayed for 8 weeks, it eventually crossed over to the pop charts where it stayed on Billboard 100 for nearly 14 weeks and sold over a million copies. Fast forward to 2006 Sean “Diddy” Combs hired her to appear on the MTV reality show, “Making the Band” where she became the vocal coach for his female group, Danity Kane. To date she has mentored such great artists as Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, and Joss Stone.

Over the years her work has been sampled by great artists like Afrika Bambattaa, Mary J Blige, SWV, Chance The Rapper, and Beyonce.


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