Along with the nine other winners, she will collect her award at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch on Friday 3 July at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.
The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Gladys Knight and The Pips recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s including “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”, “If I Were Your Woman”, “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the #1 smash “Midnight Train to Georgia”. Knight has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dionne Warwick and many more. In all, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years.
Recognising her incredible talent, Gladys Knight has been awarded the Raymond Weil International Award at the 2015 O2 Silver Clef Awards.
On her win, Gladys Knight said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be awarded the Raymond Weil International Award by Nordoff Robbins, a charity which does such incredible work. This has been a great opportunity for me to hear about the many people Nordoff Robbins help through their music therapy work. I am really looking forward to collecting my award on 3 July.”
Nine other winners at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2015 have already been announced. They are Duran Duran, who will win the Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award, Kasabian, Royal Albert Hall Best Group, James Bay, Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer, Jake Bugg, AEG Live Best Male, Rita Ora, Vevo Best Female, Mark Ronson, American Express Innovation Award, Primal Scream, Investec Icon Award, Iron Maiden, O2 Silver Clef Award and Il Divo who will be awarded the PPL Classical Award.
Craig Leach, UK Brand Director of RAYMOND WEIL says, “We are delighted that Gladys Knight will receive the RAYMOND WEIL International Award at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Lunch, as she is a true living legend who has achieved remarkable success throughout her career. This year’s event is extra special given the charity’s 40th birthday and we are extremely pleased that our award will go to such a superb artist.”