3.7 Million Viewers Witness Music Icons Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight Serve Up Their Classic Hits, Show Sisterhood, Soul, and Love and Surprise With Special Guest and Friend Dionne Warwick on VerzuzTV

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.

7- time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight was just 4 years old and Patti LaBelle a teen of 16, when they each began performing in the music industry.

There’s nothing I don’t love that you might sing tonight. So, let’s just get it clear, I’m ready for you honey. -Patti LaBelle to Gladys Knight

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.

Music Icons Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Ms. Patti Labelle take centerstage on VerzuzTV in classic diva formation

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 ūüôŹūüŹĺ 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‚Äôs like History in Music hearing the BTS stories is so AMAZING ūüíú Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott)

Divas of Music Gladys Knight , Dionne Warrick and Patti LaBelle perform their classic hits and Karyn White’s number one hit Superwoman

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.

Music icons Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight talk sisterhood, having each others back and being there for each other during times of pain and loss

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!

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Want to know who inspires newest singing sensation Leon Bridges? CrownHeightsMom¬†did so I¬†sat down to listen to ¬†¬†Coming Home¬† the¬†debut album from the newcomer who’s¬†nominated for a 2016 Grammy in the Best R&B Album category ¬†alongside ¬†acts like ¬†D’Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan, Andra Day and ¬†legend Charlie Wilson.

Pumping through my¬†beatsbydre pill was that ¬†deep 50s and 60s’ soul ¬†sound harkening back¬†¬†to ¬†the height of the civil rights era when R&B ¬†music had a major significance on the movement and integration across the country. Bridges’ ¬†throwback singing style puts one in mind ¬†of ¬† Otis Redding and ¬†Sam Cooke¬†. I¬†pumped the volume¬†up on high and noted to myself that a chat ¬†with this young ¬†star was in order . I ¬† wanted to meet ¬†him to¬†¬†find out more ¬†about his Grammy nod ¬†and his inspiration for this album.


A¬†throwback in time.¬†Bridges¬†is this and more and what a year he had in¬†2015 —¬†releasing¬†¬†his debut album ¬†Coming Home, to performing on Saturday Night Live, ¬†touring across the UK and contributing music to¬†¬†the¬†¬†Concussion Movie sound track –these are¬†just a few of the highlights that ¬†kept him busy.

I met the 26-year old  when he  made a stop in New York   just before the Christmas holiday. The newcomer was in town  attending  the Concussion Movie  premiere along with  lead star, Will Smith.   Spotting Bridges  ahead of Smith as they  walked the red carpet  outside  AMC Lincoln Center movie theater I snagged  the opportunity  to get a few questions answered .


So whom does the humble Bridges look up to musically?¬†“I like a lot of 1950’s and 1960’s gospel and country,” the 26-year old ¬†tells CrownHeightsMom exclusively ¬†as¬†Will Smith, Liam Neeson, Kevin Lyles, Elew ¬†and others ¬†descend the red carpet to¬†the screams and flashes of photographers begging them to “turn this way”. Adds¬†the newcomer ¬†who is quickly¬†¬†becoming a household.¬†“I love Bobby Womack, Townes Van Zandt, Jesse Belvin, and¬†Johnnie Taylor. “All that different type of stuff.”¬†

The late soul legend Bobby Womack


R&B singer Jesse Belvin died at 27 in a car crash


Taylor was known as the “Philosopher of Soul”


I did not think that my album would be worthy enough to be nominated in the R&B category—-Leon Bridges


The singer counts ¬†his mother Lisa Sawyer ¬†as his biggest cheerleader.¬†“Even when I was ¬†playing at open mics with five people in the crowd, she was ¬†supportive,” he tells me¬†. The soul and gospel crooner even¬†dedicates the ¬†track ¬†“Lisa Sawyer ” on the album to his dear mom.

I wonder what ¬†mom¬†thinks of his current success. “Says the former dishwasher from Fort Worth Texas, “She said to me, ‘ It is all God ‘ and she ¬†is just¬† totally blown away by the Grammy nomination and ¬†with everything that has been happening,” he adds.

Not just his music reminds one ¬†of the 50s and 60’s. So does his fashion style. He’s a ¬†sharp dresser who loves ¬† 1950’s ¬†style suits and putting together a look that is smart and GQ-ed out to the max.


With the ¬†new success ¬†and the new gear ¬†Bridges says he does not forget from ¬†whence he came. As he says¬†¬† to me ¬†he knows a thing or two of living the “struggling artist” life. ¬†Before success hit he ¬†made¬†ends meet being¬†a dishwasher but he never gave up on his music and making it. “You have to be in love with yourself and in love with your art,” Bridges tells ¬†tell ¬†¬†CrownHeightsMom¬†is one of the messages he wants ¬†to share with struggling artists out there.

If you always think about making it, then you are going to get disappointed…………—-Leon Bridges




Leon Bridges and actor Will Smith at the Concussion Movie NYC premiere.

The main thing, Bridges¬†says artist should remember is, ¬†“If you always think about making it, then you are going to get disappointed and you are going to get impatient .” He says,¬†“It is all about patience, ¬†being in love with yourself and using that time and the small platform for the better.”


With ¬†the holidays now over the young artist is preparing for ¬†a busy 2016. He was looking forward seeing¬† him mom over the Christmas holiday ¬†exclaiming, ¬†“I am going home! I am going to see my momma and to eat¬†her gumbo for sure. My momma is from New Orleans.”



Leon Bridges performs at SXSW

So how does the ¬†future look ¬†for Leon Bridges ? The blueprint so far looks great for this young recording artist and ¬†¬†Crownheightsmom¬† plans on following his progress . He hits the road in March, heading overseas ¬†on a ¬†tour that will last ¬†through mid-June . This may seem quite a busy schedule so soon for a newcomer, but ¬†Bridges says, he loves performing and this ¬†is a “life long dream.”


Dreams do become reality ¬†and¬†Bridges says that he isn’t quite ¬†finished yet on achieving his. One ¬†dream ¬†he has¬†¬†his heart set on achieving ¬†he says is a life ¬†goal of helping others.¬†“I want to provide ways for kids to go to college, ” ¬†he shares, ¬†adding “and ¬†I ¬†also want to provide ways to help out single mothers.”

Way to go Leon Bridges!……Way to go! We ¬†here at Crownheightsmom.com have no doubts ¬†that you will achieve these dreams and more.