Gladys Knight, 78, looks radiant in lilac she takes to the stage at The O2 Apollo Manchester


Gladys Knight, 78, looks radiant in lilac as the music icon takes to the stage at The O2 Apollo Manchester

Motown legend Gladys Knight gave fans a night to remember as she took to the stage at The O2 Apollo in Manchester on Saturday.   

The seven-time Grammy award winner, 78, looked radiant in a stunning lilac ensemble as she wowed devoted fans with her impressive vocals.  

The music icon delighted concert goes as she performed some of her classic hits, including Midnight Train To Georgia, Help Me Make It Through The Night, James Bond theme Licence To Kill, The Way We Were, and You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me.

Icon: Motown legend Gladys Knight gave fans a night to remember as she took to the stage at The O2 Apollo in Manchester on Saturday

Icon: Motown legend Gladys Knight gave fans a night to remember as she took to the stage at The O2 Apollo in Manchester on Saturday

The star, who has recorded more than 40 albums showed off her youthful appearance on stage as she sang a collection of her impressive hits. 

Getting all dolled up for the occasion, Gladys teamed the glitzy look with a pair of statement piece earrings and a diamond necklace. 

The ageless beauty, showed off her youthful glow as she sported a radiant pallet of makeup and wore her signature pixie cut styled to perfection.

Beauty: The star, who has recorded more than 40 albums showed off her youthful appearance on stage as she sang a collection of her impressive hits

Beauty: The star, who has recorded more than 40 albums showed off her youthful appearance on stage as she sang a collection of her impressive hits

Gladys first started singing in her church choir before eventually appearing on a TV show contest at the age of 8.

After winning the competition, it led her to perform even more with her brother Bubba, sister Brenda, and their cousins Eleanor and William Guest. 

After performing in several talent shows together, they signed with Brunswick Records in 1957, paving the way for their musical successes.

 

Stunning: The ageless beauty, showed off her youthful glow as she sported a radiant pallet of makeup and wore her signature pixie cut styled to perfection

Stunning: The ageless beauty, showed off her youthful glow as she sported a radiant pallet of makeup and wore her signature pixie cut styled to perfection

The group later signed with Motown Records in the late ’60s, when they reached commercial success with singles such as I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Midnight Train to Georgia.  

In 1986, she joined musical legends Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John on the 1985 AIDS benefit single, That’s What Friends Are For. 

The single later won a Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal.

Ten years later she was recognized for her many musical achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Non stop: After a nearly eight decades-long career, the singing sensation shows no signs of slowing down

Non stop: After a nearly eight decades-long career, the singing sensation shows no signs of slowing down

After a nearly eight decades-long career, the singing sensation shows no signs of slowing down having recently made an appearance as herself in Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America film.

She is set to play 10 UK dates in June 2022, including two dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

You can buy tickets here.  

On the go! She is set to play 10 UK dates in June 2022, including two dates at London's Royal Albert Hall

On the go! She is set to play 10 UK dates in June 2022, including two dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall

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