Quote: "That's, like, one of the singers from heaven." Soul legend Patti Labelle is a huge fan of angelic Adele.
Quote: "People wanted to come to my gate and buy pies from my house and I didn't have any! It's like a blessing... I just love the fact that it's taking off the way it is. Thank you everyone, thank you James Wright for that wonderful (video)... He can sing!" Soul star-turned-culinary expert Patti Labelle cannot contain her excitement at the high demand for her Sweet Potato Pie at U.S. superstore Walmart, after one male fan shared a video online of him experiencing the taste sensation for the first time. In the clip, which recently went viral, Wright breaks out into song and dances to express his delight at the dessert, which has since sold out in most stores and online.
Fact: Soul legend Patti Labelle is set to give fans a personal tour of her native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of a new U.S. travel series. The Lady Marmalade hitmaker will be a guest on an upcoming episode of On the Record With Mick Rock, for which she will join music journalist Rock for a visit to her childhood home and the theatre where she launched her career. LaBelle will also take Rock to her favourite soul food restaurant. Their adventures will air on America's Ovation channel on 23 August (15). Rockers Kings of Leon and the Flaming Lips, and singer Josh Groban will also feature on the new show.
Quote: "Lee Daniels, my friend, he calls me LaLa, he said, 'LaLa, I'm gonna give you a part as an angel.' (I said), 'Angel? That means I'm dead...!' He said, 'OK, LaLa, you can be yourself and you'll come back and back and back', so I'm coming back on Empire." Veteran singer Patti Labelle is set to return to hit U.S. hip-hop drama Empire, co-created by filmmaker Daniels, after appearing in the season one finale.
Fact: R&B legend Patti Labelle recruited Whoopi Goldberg and RAVEN-SYMONE as her backing singers during a brief performance of 1974 hit Lady Marmalade on U.S. talk show The View on Thursday (07May15).
Quote: "Her name is Gia Patricia Edwards and she's two months old and she's the joy of my life and she makes the cutest faces. And she doesn't cry!" R&B icon Patti Labelle gushes about her first grandchild, who was named after the star. The tot, whose father is LaBelle's son Zuri Kye Edwards, was born in late February (15).
Quote: "I was singing You'll Never Walk Alone (at an event) for Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife Coretta Scott King, and I promise you I flew up. I did. I levitated. But there's a rumour that I crack chandeliers with my top notes. That's not true." Soul singer Patti Labelle on the truth and rumours about her live performances over the years.
Quote: "Being her godmother entails me giving her advice about the babies and taking care of her when she has little issues with her voice. She'll call me. We're tight. She's a phenomenal little girl - lady." Soul legend Patti Labelle on her role as godmother to another music icon, Mariah Carey.
Quote: "I'm afraid of the water. I have a pool, but I walk the water because of my diabetes for exercise, but I'm afraid to swim." Patti Labelle can't swim.
Quote: "I'm gonna celebrate by being quiet. I'm just gonna be at home having a dinner and some hard-shelled crabs from Baltimore." Singer Patti Labelle on her plans for her 70th birthday on Saturday (24May14).
Quote: "My last sister Jackie died of cancer... and I went on to perform, and the night of her funeral, I did the video (for) If You Asked Me To, and when you see the tears in my eyes, they're from 'I just buried my sister that day'." R&B icon Patti Labelle reveals the tears she shed in her 1989 promo were for real after suffering a family tragedy. The singer had previously lost her other two sisters to the disease, too.
Quote: "Never learned how to smoke, never learned how to swim, never learned how to drive. Never did drugs; never learned, never want to." R&B icon Patti Labelle always focused on the music.
Quote: "It's my number one performance and my second biggest moment - my first biggest moment was giving birth to my son. You can't get any cooler than Oprah." Patti Labelle on her part in Oprah Winfrey's tribute show, which took place in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (17May11).
Quote: "I've been in this business now for how many years? 50. And who now do I see who could be (here) as long as I've been in it (showbusiness) that's worthy? Who's phenomenal?... Beyonce. She's always going to be here." Veteran singer Patti Labelle believes in Beyonce's staying power.
Quote: "I have a wonderful man. I was married for 32 years and since my divorce I have been free for maybe 11 or 12 years - so just three months ago I found this beautiful man. His name is Mr. Cuddles. He's a Shih Tzu." Veteran singer Patti Labelle has found love with a canine companion since her split from ex-husband ARMSTEAD EDWARDS.
Quote: "I have a swimming pool but I can't swim. Because I'm diabetic I have to do exercises. But I can't swim. I get in there and watch people swim. I don't swim, I can't drive and I don't smoke. I dance and sing and cook and lead the good life." Singing legend Patti Labelle.
Fact: Soul queen Patti Labelle has lit the Empire State Building red and purple for charity. LaBelle flicked the switch on the New York landmark on Wednesday (22Oct08), to coincide with cancer research charity Gabrielle's Angel Foundation's gala in the city.
Quote: "She sent me white flowers and a bottle of Dom Perignon. I loved the flowers - but I don't drink champagne." Patti Labelle on the gifts her "unofficial goddaughter" Mariah Carey sent her after marrying Nick Cannon. The gift package was, in part, an apology for leaving the wedding invite until the last minute - LaBelle could not attend the nuptials.
Fact: Former DESTINY'S CHILD star Kelly Rowland's choir was the first voted off America's festive talent contest CLASH OF THE CHOIRS on Tuesday night (18Dec07). The five-night show pits choirs assembled by Rowland, Michael Bolton, Nick Lachey, Patti Labelle and country star Blake Shelton against each other.
Quote: "After being divorced for eight years, you buy them for yourself." Soul legend Patti Labelle boasts she bought her own Harry Winston diamond solitaire rings.
Fact: The stars of Outkast's new movie Idlewild arrived at the period film's New York premiere in style on Monday night (21AUG06) - in 1930s classic cars. Liza Minnelli and Patti Labelle were among the special guests at the screening.
Fact: <p>Soul queen Patti Labelle takes all her pots and pans on tour with her so she can cook up treats for herself and her crew. The diabetic prefers to fend for herself because "room service sucks sometimes." </p>