Betty Wright

R&B Singer

Birthday December 21, 1953

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Miami, FL

DEATH DATE May 10, 2020 (66)

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R&B and soul singer known for singles such as "Tonight is the Night" and "Clean Up Woman." She released her first album, My First Time Around, in 1968.

Before Fame

She began performing with her family's gospel group at the age of two. They were called Echoes of Joy.


Her songs have been sampled by various artists, including Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige.

Family Life

She was born in Miami, Florida as the youngest of seven children to Rosa Akins Braddy-Wright and McArthur Norris. Her son Patrick was tragically shot to death in 2005.

Associated With

In 2011, she released the song "Grapes on the Vine" with Lil Wayne