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Gladys Knight to Sing National Anthem at 2019 Super Bowl


Latter-day Saint Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, will be singing at the 2019 Super Bowl on February 3, 2019.

Gladys Knight is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, and she converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1997, after her daughter joined the Church and invited her to Relief Society.  “After a while, Kenya told me, ‘Mom, it’s time for you to talk to the missionaries,’” she says. And so she did.

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“When the missionaries came to my house, we had the most beautiful prayer,” Knight told LDS Living. “I loved the fact that when they came in they did not try to sell me on the Church—they just told me about the gospel. My mom, who I consider to be the most spiritual woman I’ve ever met, wasn’t a member, but she said, ‘You go.’ Those were basically her last words.”

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Love One Another by Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices

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Knight is the director of the Saints Unified Voices, a Grammy Award-winning gospel choir who spreads uplifting messages around the world.

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Gladys Knight "The Star Spangled Banner" (1991) Live Audio Only

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy Award-winner has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance.

She returned in 2014 with Where My Heart Belongs, an album that showcases her unmatched vocal ability on an enchanting mix of gospel and inspirational songs that are dear to her heart. She has said that faith in God has been the driving force behind all of her endeavors, guiding her through her many successes. On this gorgeous masterwork, she sings the songs of her heart like no one else can.

Though choirs abound worldwide, only one is directed by the renowned singer and entertainer Gladys Knight--The Saints Unified Voices. With the sole purpose of spreading the light, joy, and inner peace that can only come through Jesus Christ, Gladys Knight directs the choir (affectionately known as the 'SUV' choir) with vigor, leading the audience on an extraordinary adventure of music and testimony reflective of the choir's cultural diversity.

Don't miss the choir's debut album, One Voice, which won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Gospel Album!


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