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LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" which later was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. As a result, the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and they became the first pop group to play at the Metropolitan Opera House. LaBelle is commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul".


After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, "You Are My Friend". LaBelle became a mainstream solo star in 1984 following the success of the singles, "If Only You Knew", "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", with the latter two crossing over to pop audiences and becoming radio staples.
In a career that has spanned over seven different decades, she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. LaBelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.

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Patti LaBelle STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Special Guest Star [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Funmilayo [Replacement]

[Broadway]
1998
Performer

[Broadway]
1986
Performer

[Broadway]
1984
Performer

[Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1982
Performer


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Patti LaBelle FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Patti LaBelle been in?

Patti LaBelle has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Patti LaBelle been in?

Patti LaBelle has not appeared in the West End.

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