Patti LaBelle and Glady’s Knight sure can cook! This we know. But it wasn’t their delicious food or Ms. Belle’s iconic Patti Pies that the singers were serving up when they invited viewers to attend their Sept. 13 Sunday dinner by pulling up virtually at 8pm to watch them on VERZUZTV sing 35 of the most memorable hits from their individual musical catalogs. The legendary multiple Grammy-winning singers did not disappoint.
With 3.7 million viewers tuned in globally from across Instagram and Apple Music, the comments area overflowed with praise and emoji hearts as fans witnessed the two singers serve up a hearty plater of insanely good R&B/soul music that has stood the test of time. Each song was digested like a delicious plate of soul food. Classic banger after classic banger hit the spot. From Knight’s Midnight Train To Georgia, to LaBelle’s Right Kind of Lover and You Are My Friend, led the trip down memory lane and showcased why they are the matriarchs of RnB /Soul.
Seated amongst the millions watching virtually from home and leaving messages and comments for the two stars were some of today’s biggest public figures including Former First Lady Michelle Obama, television and print icon, Oprah Winfrey, to music students of the matriarchs,–Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, and Brandy. When Tim Cook, CEO of Apple tuned in, Patti sent him a shout out. It was great to see fans and celebs alike witness the love and sisterhood between the two singers and hear them tell their stories of endurance, and of being there for each other over the year, especially in an industry where comparisons and being on top of the charts determines an artists’ worth. Theirs we saw, is a friendship they have shared that has survived many hardships both personally and professionally.
Halfway through the three hour showcase just when viewers thought the evening couldn’t get any better, the two stars surprised fans and brought out friend and fellow musical icon Ms. Dionne Warwick who wowed in an all-white pants suit and joined her friends in singing a few of classics.
Nothing but classy sisterhood from the three DIVAS of MUSIC .Missy Elliott let it be known she appreciated them on her twitter
Thank you verzuzonline 🙏🏾 This platform has allowed us to enjoy the soundtrack to our lives while also showing APPRECIATION to those artist who have put out TIMELESS Music for DECADES! It’s like History in Music hearing the BTS stories is so AMAZING 💜 Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott)
They have been in the music biz for just over 60 years. Patti starting at 16 years old and Gladys sharing that she began at the wee age of 4 years old. The singers shared how they have maintained a very close-knit friendship, saw each other through some of the toughest times in each other lives— from the death of Patti’s sister, the loss of Glady’s son, and the death of their dear and cherished friend, RnB icon Luther Vandross.
This Verzuz will definitely go down as one of the best. it was a wonderful way to spend dinnertime with my family and to join in with Warwick LaBelle and Knight as they belted Karyn White’s female empowerment hit, “Superwoman” .
Want to see the entire VerzuzTV with Ms. Patti, Ms. Gladys, and special surprise guest, 5-time Grammy Award winner, Ms. Dionne Warwick then visit RevoltTV on YouTube. You will NOT be disappointed!