Etta James

Etta James Brief Biography

Etta James
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 " January 20, 2012) was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.

James is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. Rolling Stone ranked James number 22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists.

Etta James News

• 'The Voice' recap: Live Cross Battles round debuts with eight faceoffs for America's votes
• The Almanac for January 25, the 25th day of 2019
• 'The Voice' recap: Knockout Round wraps with nine artists advancing to Live Playoffs
• The Almanac for January 25, the 25th day of 2018

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