Betty Wright, soul singer, dies 66

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Bessie Regina Norris (December 21, 1953 – May 10, 2020), better known by her stage name Betty Wright, was an American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and background vocalist. Beginning her professional career in the late–1960s as a teenager, Wright rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as “Clean Up Woman” and “Tonight Is the Night”. Wright was also prominent in her use of whistle register.

Wright won the Best R&B Song Grammy Award for composing “Where Is the Love”.

Wright died from cancer, on May 10, 2020 at her home in Miami. She was 66.

Betty Wright Clean up Woman (live)