DC-native Roberta Flack is an R&B, soul, jazz, pop and folk singer-song writer. She is a Grammy Award winner and is best known for her song “Killing Me Softly,” which was released in 1973. She even got her very own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999.
Born in 1937, Roberta has been dazzling crowd since a very young age.
Roberta was classically trained how to play the piano. By the time she was 15 years old she was attending Howard University for a music scholarship she had received! She was later discovered at a local club called Mr. Henry’s and signed to Atlantic Records. She has since released more than fifteen studio albums throughout her career.
She is also very interested in helping others become passionate about music. In partnership with the Hyde Leadership Charter School in New York, she set up the Roberta Flack School of Music. This after-school program helps kids to learn, listen and love music and further their creativity.
Roberta is now in her 70s but is still touring and even releasing new music. Her latest album, Let It Be Roberta, is an interpretive album based on her favorite hits by The Beatles. Roberta’s music ranges between genres and that diversity makes her a great candidate for having so many hits.
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