Recently, Patti LaBelle has been making headlines for her performance at Usher Concert and BET Awards, where she paid tribute to Tina Turner. Patti has blamed her cold being the reason for her stumbling during her tribute to Tina Turner, thus ruining the moment.
Patti LaBelle, originally Patricia Louise Holte, is a professional American actress, singer, and songwriter who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 24, 1994 and is known for her second solo album titled Tasty.
Patricia is the daughter of Henry Holte, a club performer and a railroad worker and Bertha Holte, a domestic worker. Patricia had a relatively happy childhood, but as she grew older, she realized her parents were in an abusive marriage. Patricia has been a victim of sexual molestation at the hand of her family friend.
Patricia gained an interest in music after she joined the choir at a local church. From there, she went on to perform solo two years later. Patricia attended John Bartman High School, where she used to participate in talent shows and after winning one of these shows, LaBelle formed a group with Jean Brown, Yvonne Hogen and Johnie Dawson, her schoolmates.
Patricia’s group became a local attraction within no time, but it fell through after two of the band members moved on in life after getting married. Patricia’s band Ordettes later included three more members Sarah Dash, Cindy Birdsong, and Nona Hendryx, who later auditioned for Harold Robinson, a local record label. Initially, Robinson wasn’t interested in Patricia as he felt she was too dark and plain for the music industry.
In 1971 Patricia signed under Warner Bros. Record thus releasing their debut album. Patricia signed a solo contract with Epic Records and recruited Chameleon’s producer to record her debut album. LaBelle has recorded two songs titled Stir It Up and New Attitude for Beverley Hills Cop, an Eddie Murphy film.
Patricia was sexually assaulted in the 1960s by Jackie Wilson at Brevoot Theatre in Brooklyn. Patricia and Otis Williams were engaged for a year before LaBelle broke it off fearing Otis would force her to quit her career as a singer. Patricia was married to Armstead Edwards, a school teacher, and the couple had a son together before they separated in 2003.
Patricia lost several of her beloved family members at a young age. Some of Patricia’s notable music albums consist of Tasty, Burnin, Gems, Flames, Timeless Journey, The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle, Bel Hommage, and This Christmas. Apart from her career in singing Patricia has worked as an actress in many television series and movies consisting of Working, Out All Night, Sing, Idlewild, Mama I Want To Sing, All Of Us and The Neighborhood.
Patricia LaBelle’s Net Worth-
Patricia LaBelle enjoys an estimated net worth of $70 M most of which she earned through her successful career as a musician and actress. Patricia earns an estimated annual salary of $5 M with $0.3 M in monthly salary. Patricia’s income increased drastically from $45 M in 2018 to $70 M in 2023.
A part of Patricia’s income comes from her performing live at different events in some of the well-known venues. A massive part of Patricia’s income comes from the sale of her albums and music streaming. Patricia’s income is supplemented by her career as an actress. She has a food product line of her own including gravies which supplements the income.
Patricia enjoys a massive social media following with 1.1 M followers on Instagram, which she uses to promote her upcoming songs and acting project thus gaining an audience for her shows. Patricia also does brand collaborations on her Instagram page which supplements her income.
Patricia has a YouTube channel with 308 K subscribers which adds to the overall income. Patricia uses her YouTube channel to promote her new songs and daily lives. Patricia is the owner of a mansion in Philadelphia, a condo in New York, and a vacation home in the Bahamas. Patricia has made investments in a restaurant chain and a clothing line, which supplements her income.
Patricia earned $1,000,000 from the sale of her album titled Nightbirds and $500,000 from the sale of her album titled I’m In Love Again in 1983. In 1986 Patricia earned $1,000,000 from the sale of her album titled Winner In You and $500,000 from the sale of her album titled Burnin in 1991.
In 1994 Patricia made $500,000 from the sale of her album titled Gems and $500,000 from the sale of her album titled Flame. In 2006 Patricia made $18,000 from the sale of her album titled The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle. Even though Patricia doesn’t know to drive, she owns two unknown luxurious cars.