Gladys Knight

It was Heartbeats privilege to book a legend like Gladys Knight.

Gladys Knight began singing with her siblings at age 8, calling themselves "the Pips." The group opened for R&B legends in the 1950s, then headed to Motown and crossed over to pop music. As Gladys Knight and the Pips, they recorded their signature song, "Midnight Train to Georgia." Knight left the Pips behind in 1989, and continued to perform and record as a solo artist. Today, she's known fondly as the "Empress of Soul." She, along with the Pips, was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1998.