Atlanta United States
From gospel to southern soul, from disco diva to early 90s club heroine, this lady has been on top of the game for half a century.
From early days in gospel to a signature southern soul sound, from disco diva to British club heroine and back to gospel again, _(artist-name)Candi Staton_’s career is a full and varied one. Candi Staton (pronounced Stay-ton btw) has been a force in modern music for a half century, defying musical industry odds and overcoming a number of personal hurdles to become one of the greatest singers of her generation. Leaving gospel for soul in the late sixties propelled her to Fame (Studios). She amassed a number of smash top 10 R&B hits including _(song-title)I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart (Than To Be A Young Man’s Fool)_ and _(song-title)Sweet Feeling_, before emerging again as a princess in the disco field with another trail of successes including the disco classic _(song-title)Young Hearts Run Free_. In the early eighties she returned to the church and to her gospel roots and has since recorded quite a number of popular gospel albums, though making a brief foray back into the pop scene in 1992 with _(song-title)You’ve Got The Love_, a two million copy selling rave anthem.