In Memory Of: Beloved Stars We Lost This Year

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Betty Wright

Singer Betty Wright was 66 years old when she lost her battle to cancer in May. The R&B songstress was best known for the songs “Clean Up Woman,” “Tonight Is The Night,” and 1975’s “Where Is The Love,” which won her a Grammy Award in the Best Rhythm and Blues Song category.

Born in Miami, Wright was into music from the early days of her childhood. She released her debut album at the age of 15 and had the airwaves ablaze with her voice throughout the ’70s and ’80s. Being sampled by many artists throughout the industry, from Mary J. Blige to Afrika Bambaataa, Wright’s influence will continue to live on, in addition to her music.

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