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Thelma Houston celebrates Queerversaries

THELMA HOUSTON BIO – 2013

Thelma HoustonThelma Houston will be celebrating Queerversaries at the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust gala at the Ritz Carlton on Friday 27 September, 2013  After 44 years of performing, Thelma Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career and shows no signs of slowing down!A Mississippi native, Thelma started out in the 60’s performing in gospel music with the Art Reynolds Singers. She then signed to Capitol Records (home of the Beatles, Nat King Cole and Nancy Wilson) in 1967 and had her first hit song called “Baby Mine.”Soon Thelma was courted by several record labels and signed with ABC/Dunhill where she recorded and released her first solo album called “Sunshower” which was written, arranged and produced by the legendary Jimmy Webb. After this critically acclaimed album was released, Thelma decided to accept an offer from one of the biggest record companies around, Motown Records.

With Motown Records, Thelma claimed the top of the Pop, R&B and Dance charts with her high-powered rendition of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”.  That Gold Record classic gave Thelma the distinction of being the first solo female artist at Motown to win the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Female Vocal Performance.”

In April 2009, Thelma was honored to perform on the #1 rated television show in the USA, Fox’s American Idol, where she tore it up for an estimated audience of over 25 million people. Shortly after, Thelma was called upon to open up the finale of the hit summer show, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, for an estimated TV audience of over 18 million people.

With appearances from Tokyo to Las Vegas to London and beyond, Thelma continues to bring audiences to their feet with her dynamic, energetic show. This Diva logs over 200 performances annually and the singer/songwriter is enjoying every moment of her success. “I still feel a tremendous excitement about performing,” states the upbeat songstress. “I have so many more things I want to do and I have NO plans to retire.”

Thelma’s makes her main home in Los Angeles, CA.

 

For more information, please visit Thelma’s website at www.thelmahouston.com and like her page on Facebook by clicking here:

www.facebook.com/thelmahoustonofficial

Buy tickets. Visit gala.egale.ca/tickets

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