Gloria Gaynor

Biography

She was 19 when she signed her first record contract. In 1973, Gloria made history as Billboard gave birth to the Disco Action Charts. "Never Can Say Good-Bye" bowed at #1 on the charts and became the first Dance Song to reach #1 status in dance music. Ever since that time, for more than 30 years, Gloria keeps setting the standard. In March of 2001, her single, "Just Keep Thinkin' About You," topped the Billboard Dance/Club charts at #1, while her international hit "Last Night" with Giorgio Moroder debuted at #1 throughout Europe. In keeping with the theme of #1, Gloria Gaynor was the first to record an album especially for clubs, and the first to do a mega-extended dance medley party mix, releasing 12" dance singles that are now high-end collectors items.

In September 2002, Logic Records/BMG released the highly anticipated U.S. LP entitled "I Wish You Love." That was her first worldwide release in 15 years. It gave birth to 4 #1 dance singles on Billboards Dance Charts as well as her first top ten, "I Never Knew", on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Charts. She also recorded a new version of "I Will Survive" in Spanglish, recorded live in Brazil.

Her popularity has continuously flourished into the new millennium. In 2002, she was honored at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo with the coveted LEGEND award presented by long time fan Prince Albert. She made a splash on Broadway in the longest running musical revue, "Smokey Joe's Café", and on national TV, as a guest star on such popular programs as "That '70's Show" , "Ally McBeal" and more, introducing her to a whole new generation of fans.

The film industry continues to feature "I Will Survive," on the soundtrack of more than a half dozen major motion picture releases. VH-1 honored Gloria Gaynor with the number one spot during their countdown of the Top 100 Dance Records of All Time for "I Will Survive".

On September 19, 2005 Gloria, along with her Hit song "I Will Survive" were inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony that took place in New York City.

Gloria even found time to write an autobiography entitled, "I Will Survive" (St. Martin's Press) that is a revealing trip through her journey in life.

She also lends her support to numerous charities, ranging from the likes of The Rita Hayworth Gala for Alzheimer's to Revlon's Annual Walk for Life.

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Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor To Perform At Exit Festival 2014

29th April 2014 -

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One of the most famous and influential icons in the world, disco diva and woman behind one the most widely known songs of all time, 'I Will Survive' (VIDEO), Gloria Gaynor will be a special...

Gloria Gaynor Sings For Diners In New York

18th March 2013 -

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Disco legend Gloria Gaynor thrilled diners in New York City last week (ends17Mar13) by singing at a restaurant with crooner Gianni Russo.The I Will Survive hitmaker took to the stage at the Four Seasons eaterie...

Ne-Yo sings Gloria Gaynor

21st October 2012 -

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Ne-Yo likes to sing Gloria Gaynor at karaoke. The 'So Sick' singer - real name Shaffer Chimere Smith - believes karaoke should always be sung ''badly'' and is a particular fan of camp classic 'I...

Gloria Gaynor Fronting Exercise Videos

18th May 2011 -

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Disco queen Gloria Gaynor is encouraging osteoarthritis patients to remain active as the host of a new exercise series.The I Will Survive hitmaker is fronting the five-part W.A.K.E. Up & Flexx series as part of...

Gaynor Studying Psychology So She Can Help Teen Parents

17th May 2011 -

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I Will Survive singer Gloria Gaynor is studying psychology at college, so she can become a counsellor to teenage parents.The disco queen wants to open a centre for troubled youths in New Jersey - and...

Lady Gaga Censored In Malaysia

17th March 2011 -

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Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' has been censored in Malaysia over its pro-gay lyrics. The song celebrates people who live alternative lifestyles, and includes the line "no matter gay, straight, or bi /Lesbian, transgendered life...

Gaynor Still Can't Believe She's A Cat On New Children's Cd

30th March 2009 -

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Disco queen GLORIA GAYNOR can't believe she was asked to voice a cat for a new children's CD - because she grew up terrified of the creatures. The I Will Survive singer joins Jennifer Aniston and...

Fascinating Fact 6633

13th January 2009 -

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I WILL SURVIVE hitmaker GLORIA GAYNOR is studying to get a degree in psychology....

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12th January 2009 -

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GLORIA GAYNOR will celebrated the 30th anniversary of her 1979 smash-hit I WILL SURVIVE this spring (09) by releasing a gospel version of the tune, called HE GAVE ME LIFE, I WILL SURVIVE....

Warwick And Gaynor Pay Tribute To Hayes

12th August 2008 -

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LATEST: Singers DIONNE WARWICK and GLORIA GAYNOR are the latest stars to pay tribute to ISAAC HAYES, who died on Sunday (10Aug08). In a statement, Warwick describes Hayes as "family" and revealed that he...

Fascinating Fact 5786

11th August 2008 -

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Disco superstar GLORIA GAYNOR will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her megahit I WILL SURVIVE when she records a remixed version of the song to hit airwaves next year (09)....

The Things They Say 8354

20th May 2008 -

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"I'm always being stopped at airports because of my backscratcher. It has this telescopic handle and at security, every time, I have to pull it out and demonstrate it on my back." Singer GLORIA GAYNOR...

Gest To Star In New Musical Play

19th November 2007 -

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Reality TV star DAVID GEST will take to the stage in a new musical about his life - alongside GLORIA GAYNOR, PEABO BRYSON, CANDI STATON and DENIECE WILLIAMS. Music producer Gest, who found fame in...

Gaynor To Open U.s. Help Centre

30th July 2007 -

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Singing legend GLORIA GAYNOR is set to open a "help centre" in the U.S - inspired by her hit I WILL SURVIVE. The 57-year-old star, whose song has become an anthem for troubled men and...

Bassey's Back After Gym Encounter With Songwriters

9th April 2007 -

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SHIRLEY BASSEY is planning a pop chart comeback with two singer/songwriters who tracked her down in a Monte Carlo gym and asked her to consider adding her vocals to their tunes. The 70 year old...

Fascinating Fact 859

18th January 2006 -

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The stars of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES teamed up to perform a karaoke version of GLORIA GAYNOR's I WILL SURVIVE disco hit in a booth set up by US TV show Access Hollywood backstage at the Golden...

Disco Stars Set For Dance Music Hall Of Fame

2nd August 2005 -

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CHIC, SYLVESTER and GLORIA GAYNOR are to be inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York next month (SEP05). The induction ceremony will be the highlight of the upcoming Billboard Dance...

Tiffany Vies For Career Comeback

20th May 2005 -

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Eighties pop pin-up TIFFANY is hoping for a career comeback in her native America through an upcoming reality TV show. The I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW singer has signed up to be a contestant...

Freddie Perren Dies

23rd December 2004 -

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GRAMMY-winning producer and songwriter FREDDIE PERREN has died following a long illness. He was 61. Perren, who died on 16 December (04) in Chatsworth, California, produced and wrote hit records for the JACKSON 5,...

Al Green Files Cease-And-Desist Order Against Gest

29th November 2004 -

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AL GREEN has filed a cease-and-desist order against his former producer DAVID GEST - because Gest used his name to promote a Memphis,Tennessee, concert the soul legend never agreed to attend. The I'M SO...

Will + Grace Album In The Works

21st July 2004 -

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MADONNA, CHER, SIR ELTON JOHN and JENNIFER LOPEZ's appearance on hit comedy WILL + GRACE has inspired a new music album. TV and music bosses have teamed up to release WILL + GRACE: LET...

Vietnam Richie And Gaynor Gig Cancelled

14th June 2004 -

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A star-studded concert in Vietnam featuring LIONEL RICHIE and GLORIA GAYNOR has been cancelled. Organisers of the gig at the capital Hanoi's National Stadium pulled the plug on the event, just 10 days before...

Gaynor And Richie To Headline Vietnam Peace Show

14th May 2004 -

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GLORIA GAYNOR, LIONEL RICHIE and HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH have signed up to perform at the WORLD PEACE MUSIC AWARDS in Vietnam next month (JUN04). The ceremony and concert, supported by the UNITED NATIONS,...

Former Chart Stars Share Thanksgiving Memories

25th November 2003 -

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Former chart-toppers GLORIA GAYNOR, DEBBIE GIBSON, DARRYL 'DMC' McDANIELS and TWISTED SISTER frontman DEE SNYDER have teamed up for a special show on their Thanksgiving memories. The stars will appear in cable music network...

Monkees Score Karaoke Glory

14th September 2003 -

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THE MONKEES tune DAYDREAM BELIEVER has been unveiled as Britain's favourite karaoke tune, according to a new survey. The singalong hit is the number one choice across the country, with FRANK SINATRA classic MY...

Liza Minnelli Causes Party Palaver

11th May 2003 -

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CABARET star LIZA MINNELLI has caused chaos for 260 of her close pals ,by rearranging party plans at the eleventh hour. The four-times wed actress was throwing a fiftieth birthday party for current spouse...

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