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Gladys Knight & Patti Labelle’s Iconic Verzuz Battle: Recap

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Gladys Knight & Patti LaBelle Face Off in ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle are the latest artists to go head-to-head on the series Verzuz, following Brandy and Monica’s showdown earlier this month.

During the three-hour verzuz battle, the two iconic soul singers went back and forth performing their chart-topping hits while discussing their careers and their shared love for music in between. Knight performed “Midnight Train to Georgia” twice during the show and during her performance of “If You Asked Me To,” LaBelle made a point to note that her version preceded Celine Dion’s more well-known recording, coming out three years prior.

During the final rounds, LaBelle performed “Lady Marmalade” and “The Alphabet Song,” her famous record from Sesame Street. They were then joined by surprise guest and vocal powerhouse, Dionne Warwick, who performed “That’s What Friends Are For” before joining Knight and LaBelle for a rendition of “Superwoman” to close out the night.

Needless to say, the event was a cause for celebration among music lovers, many of whom took to Twitter to share their appreciation for how impressive, enthusiastic and exuberant Knight and LaBelle have remained through all these years.

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Lavasia is currently a media studies graduate student at Brooklyn College and full-time employee of the City of New York. She is a lover of all things music, fashion and pop culture related. Known as the go to among friends and family regarding trending topics in entertainment, she aims to make a permanent stain in the entertainment industry. Keep up with her on instagram @viva_la_vasia

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