Growing up in the 80’s I remember seeing Patti Labelle on music videos and wondering what in the world is up with her hair? Patti was never afraid of making a statement with fashion by wearing an outrageous outfit or some type of over the top hairstyle.
Born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards, this singer is more known under the stage name Patti LaBelle. Although she was quite shy as a child, she was known as a talented singer. LaBelle joined her church choir when she was 10 years old and she was selected to sing her first solo at the Beulah Baptist Church at the age of 12. Patti’s favorite music growing up was gospel, jazz, and r&b.
Patti LaBelle has spent over 50 years in the music industry. Not only is she a Grammy- Award winning singer, she is also an author and actress. For 16 years the fashionista was the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. In the early 1970’s the group changed their name to Labelle and released the song “Lady Marmalade”. The fashion queen was inducted into a few halls of fame including: the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. The World Music Awards also presented her with the prestigious Legend Award. Patti has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Patti LaBelle and her outrageous hairdo
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