Patti LaBelle is a famous African American actress, singer, and author. In the 1960s, she began her career from the band named “Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles” as a lead singer. After a few years’ groups change the name to Labelle, her first hit song “Lady Marmalade” recorded after she turns the band name. Patti LaBelle Net Worth is $50 million.
Patti LaBelle (full name Patricia Louise Holte) was born on 24th May 1944 in Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father, Henry, was a railroad worker. At the same time, her mother,
Bertha was a private server. LaBelle was the second youngest kid of five overall. Her parents were in an abusive relationship since her childhood. Lately, her parent divorced when she was only twelve years old.
She did schooling from John Bartram High School. Meanwhile, in her school life, he won the talent competition. After winning, she realizes to start a music band.
Therefore, in 1960, she began a band along with her schoolfellows named as “Ordettes.” She was the lead singer of the group.
Beginning of Career
Harold Robinson, after listening to Labelle song ‘I Sold My Heart to the Junkman,” agreed to work with “Odette’s.” Lately, Robinson was not satisfied with singing.
As he believed, it was too plain and dark. Later, this song recorded by The Starlets to promote the Blue Belles. In 1963, “Down the Aisle” become the first single hit all over the top 40 hits on pop and R&B Billboard.
She began her solo career in 1977 by signing a contract with Epic Records. Later, LaBelle and Robinson recorded her debut self-titled album, which releases in the same year.
Songs of this album were well defined for her career. Those songs become one of the disco hits. In 1980, three more hit albums launched that give her success in career.
LaBelle told that, in the 1960s, Jackie Wilson sexually assault him at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre. In 1964, she engaged with Otis Williams, a member of The Temptations. But both broke off the engagement.
Patti LaBelle Personal Details
|Real Name||Patricia Louise Holte|
|Date of Birth||24th May 1944|
|Place of Birth||Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Profession / Occupation||Actress, Singer, Author|
Patti LaBelle Measurements
|Height||5’5 feet or 165 cm|
|Weight||54 kg or 119 lbs.|
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Bra, Cup Size||34 A|
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 US|
|Dress Size||6 US|
Patti LaBelle Family Details
|Spouse / Husband Name||Armstead Edwards|
|Father Name||Henry Holte|
|Mother Name||Bertha Holte|
|Children||ZuriKye Edwards, Stanley Stocker-Edwards, Dodd Stocker-Edwards, StayceHolte, William Holte|
|Siblings||Jacqueline Holte, Barbara Holte, Claudette Grant, Vivian Holte|
Later, in 1969, Patti LaBelle marries Armstead Edwards, who was her longtime friend. The time when she began her solo career. Her husband works as her manager. Both have a son named ZuriKye, born in 1973.
In the late 1990s, they announce their divorce. The couple legally separated in 2000. In contrast, the divorce finalized in 2003.
Patti LaBelle Net Worth
Patti LaBelle Net worth is around $50 million. She is a prolific actress, singer, and author. Throughout her career, she earned most of her income from her musical career along with the group named “Patti LaBelle and Bluebelles” Her annual salary is $8.08 million.
Moreover, she worked as a solo artist and appear in various film and TV shows. She gets invite from the different television show as a guest.
LaBelle has spent almost fifty years and sold around 50 million records all over her life. She awarded with Apollo Theater Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame, and many others. The World Music Award recognizes her with the Legend Award in 2005.
Facts About Patti LaBelle
- Patti LaBelle is well known for her vocal belting.
- She began her solo career in 1977 by signing a contract with Epic Records.
- Her debut movie was A Soldier’s Story in 1984.
- In 1993, she got the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Patti LaBelle Net worth is around $50 million, and annual income is approximately $8.08 million.