Gloria Gaynor Biography
Last updated: 01/23/2014 07:53:10 PM
The Legend Continues...
GLORIA GAYNOR. Her name is recognized worldwide. Her voice a dynamic force. Her Grammy Award winning signature song, “I Will Survive,” an inspiration that has touched the hearts of people all over the world. This September 2002, Logic Records/BMG released the highly anticipated U.S. LP entitled “I Wish You Love.” This is Gloria Gaynor’s first worldwide release in 15 years. It will encompass 15 singles including the debut power ballad “I Never Knew” with dance remixes by Grammy veteran Hex Hector.
Gloria’s depth as an artist reach new heights in several up-tempo hits including “Just No Other Way” and “Got To Be Forever.” As an added bonus track, Gloria recorded her anthem “I Will Survive” in Spanglish, recorded live in Brazil!
In 1973, Gloria Gaynor made history as Billboard gave birth to the Disco Action Charts. “Never Can Say Good-Bye” bowed at #1 on the charts and became the first Dance Song to reach #1 status in dance music. 30 years later, Gloria Gaynor is still setting the standard. In March of 2001, her single, “Just Keep Thinkin’ About You,” topped the Billboard Dance/Club charts at #1, while her international hit “Last Night” with Giorgio Moroder debuted at #1 throughout Europe. In keeping with the theme of #1, Gloria Gaynor was the first to record an album especially for clubs, and the first to do a mega-extended dance medley party mix, releasing 12” dance singles that are now high-end collectors items.
Gloria Gaynor’s popularity has continuously flourished into the new millennium. In March, she was honored at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo with the coveted LEGEND award presented by long time fan Prince Albert. She made a splash on Broadway in the longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café.” FOX television series “That ‘70’s Show” and the wildly popular, “Ally McBeal” featured Gloria Gaynor as a guest star introducing her to a whole new generation of television viewers. The film industry continues to feature “I Will Survive,” on the soundtrack of more than a half dozen major motion picture releases.
The song will be featured this summer in the blockbuster release “MEN IN BLACK II”. VH-1 honored Gloria Gaynor with the number one spot during their countdown of the Top 100 Dance Records of All Time for “I Will Survive”.
Live concerts are an integral part of Gloria Gaynor. She has touched audiences in more than 80 countries with her electrifying performances. Numerous dignitaries and ambassadors from the likes of President Clinton, Princess Grace, Prince Rainer and Pope John Paul II have had the pleasure of watching Ms. Gaynor perform. The French World Cup Soccer Team appointed her as their official “Godmother” because of her inspiring, uplifting music. Gloria even made the time to write an autobiography entitled, “I Will Survive” (St. Martin’s Press) that is a revealing trip through her journey in life. She also lends her support to numerous charities ranging from the likes of The Rita Hayworth Gala for Alzheimer’s to Revlon’s Annual Walk for Life.
Whatever Gloria Gaynor sets out to accomplish you can be sure that it will have a positive transformation in the art of music and life as everything she touches is with her deep spirit. Experience this transformation with Gloria on her new globally released album on Logic Records/BMG
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