By the time she was 17, she had released her first charting single--"Clean Up Woman", which also crossed over to the pop charts. With a four-octave vocal range, an impressive grasp of the connection between gospel and R&B, and her sensual style, Wright has and continues to weave an impressive legacy. As of now, she's a Grammy winner and her songs have been sampled by numerous hip-hop, rock, and R&B musicians--Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, and Sublime, to name a few. She is a successful vocal coach, producer, and writer--pushing along such artists as Joss Stone and Jennifer Lopez. She's also just released her 17th studio album, "Betty Wright: The Movie."
Recorded with the ultimate backing band, The Roots, "Betty Wright: The Movie" is drenched with funk and soul. Wright sees it as an update to her classic sound, pulling in rappers (Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Joss Stone) and contemporary lyrics. All 14 resulting songs are anthemic in nature, co-written and co-produced by Wright herself, as well as The Roots' Ahimir "?uestlove" Thompson and Angelo Morris. With overall positive reviews from critics and the mix of essential and updated R&B influences, "Betty Wright: The Movie" is sure to introduce younger audiences to one of the genre's shining stars.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GAME DON'T CHANGE THE PLAY
CLEAN UP WOMAN
Recent Release: Betty Wright: The Movie
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Label: S-Curve Records / Ms. B Records
Band Origin: Miami