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  1. Dennis Dennis Shook

    It's Throwback Thursday The Ultimate Patti LaBelle Fans! This week since Patti is a household name now due to her American Horror Story - Freak Show appearance we are going to go back to when she first went solo and just touch on some highlights and bring you BACK TO THE PRESENT! What a remarkable woman Patti LaBelle is.

    LaBelle released her self-titled album in 1977 on Epic. The record was a critical success, with the highlights being the dance singles "Joy To Have Your Love" and "Dan Swit Me", and the pop-R&B ballad "You Are My Friend", a song she and her husband co‑wrote.

    On September 14, 2010, LaBelle made a return two decades after her last Broadway performance to star in the award-winning musical Fela! about Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. LaBelle replaced Tony Award-nominee Lillias White as Fela's mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, and remained with the production through the end of its run on January 2, 2011. On May 23, 2011, LaBelle appeared on "Oprah's Farewell Spectacular, Part 1" the first show in a series of three shows constituting the finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show, singing "Over the Rainbow" with Josh Groban. LaBelle was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards on June 26, 2011.

    She performed for President Barack Obama at the 9/11 tribute, singing "Two Steps Away". She received a standing ovation, after she walked away from the microphone and continued to be heard. On December 21, 2011, she appeared on an episode of the Bravo television series Top Chef, surprising the ten remaining chefs after their "Quickfire" challenge. A shortened version of "Lady Marmalade" was in the broadcast, which was filmed in Austin, Texas. She then served as a guest judge on the episode. On January 2, 2012, she performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NHL Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park] In February 2012, LaBelle honored Mariah Carey singing Carey's hit single "Hero" at that year's BET Honors.

    In August 2013 the singer performed the socially conscious track What Can I Do For You on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno which included the high profiled guest Barack Obama.

    In October 2013 Mariah Carey took the stage at the 2013 Black Girls Rock! event to honor Patti LaBelle with the evening’s Living Legend award.

    Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin headlined the “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” concert hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, recorded March 6, 2014. Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monáe, Ariana Grande, Tessanne Chin, and Jill Scott also performed.

    Patti LaBelle performed alongside Gladys Knight and Fantasia at the 68th Tony Awards.

    On June 10, 2014, Patti LaBelle once again returned to broadway as the cast and creative team of the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, welcomed her as 'Special Guest Star'.

    And just this month September 2014 she appeared in the hit television series American Horror Story that brought her into literally millions of households and now today EVERYONE knows who
    PATTI LABELLE is. It's about time! We love you Patti! #pattilabelle
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