Gloria Gaynor (Pop Singer), born on September 7, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.. Gloria Gaynor's age 69 years & Zodiac Sign Virgo, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is African- American. Let's check, How Tall is Gloria Gaynor?
Gloria Gaynor Bio
Gloria Gaynor Height
5 Feet 7 Inches (170.18 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 7 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||170.18 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||59 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||130.07 lbs|
Gloria Gaynor Body Measurements
Gloria Gaynor's full body measurements are 40 inches (101.6 cm) - 38C - 28 inches (71.12 cm) - 39 inches (99.06 cm) .
|Measurements||40-28-39 inches/ 101.6-71.12-99.06 cm|
|Bust Size||40 inches (101.6 cm)|
|Waist Size||28 inches (71.12 cm)|
|Hips Size||39 inches (99.06 cm)|
Gloria Gaynor is one of the most famous and trending Pop singer in whole world right now. Gloria Gaynor was born on September 7, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. She was born as Gloria Fowles, but best known as Gloria Gaynor.
She is the daughter of Daniel Fowles and Queenie Mae Proctor. Her grandmother lived nearby and was involved in her upbringing. Her father played the ukulele and guitar and sang professionally in nightclubs with a group called Step 'n' Fetchit. Gloria grew up a tomboy: she had five brothers, but no sister. Her brothers sang gospel and formed a quartet with a friend. Gaynor was not allowed to sing with the all-male group, nor was her younger brother Arthur, because Gloria was a girl and he was too young.
She went to South Side High School. "All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it", Gaynor wrote in her autobiography. She began singing in a night club in Newark, NJ., where she was recommended to a local band by a neighbor. After several years of performing in local clubs and along the east coast, Gaynor began her recording career in 1971 at Columbia Records.
She was a singer with the Soul Satisfiers, a jazz/R&B music band, in the 1960s. She recorded “She’ll Be Sorry/Let Me Go Baby” (for the first time as Gloria Gaynor) in 1965, for Johnny Nash’s Jocida label. Her first real success came in 1975 when she was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis.
The fruit of that was the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye on Columbia Records. The first side of the album consisted of three songs (“Honey Bee”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”) with no break between the songs. This 19-minute dance marathon proved to be enormously popular, especially at dance clubs.
All three songs were released as singles via radio edits and all of them became hits. The album was instrumental in introducing disco music to the public, “Never Can Say Goodbye” becoming the first song to top Billboard magazine’s dance chart.
It was also a hit on the mainstream Pop Charts, peaking at #9, and on the R&B charts, reaching #34 (the original version by The Jackson 5 had been a #2 hit on the Hot 100 in 1971). It also marked her first significant chart success internationally, making it into the Top 5 in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
The song would go on to be certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry, and subsequently gold in the US. Capitalizing on the success of her first album, she quickly released her second album, Experience Gloria Gaynor, later that same year.
Some of her lesser-known singles, due to lack of recurrent airplay — including “Honey Bee” (1974), “Casanova Brown” (1975), and “Let’s Make A Deal” (1976), as well as her cover of The Four Tops’ “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” (which also became a #14 hit on the UK Singles Chart) — became hits in the clubs and reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s disco charts.
Many charted on the Hot 100 and R&B charts as well, with songs like “(If You Want It) Do It Yourself” – a #1 disco hit – peaking at #98 on the Pop Charts and #24 on the R&B Charts. Her cover of “How High The Moon” topped the US Dance Charts, and made the lower parts of both the Pop and R&B charts, as well as achieving some international chart success.
After her 1976 album, I’ve Got You, she shifted from her hit production team, to work with other productions. Gaynor has recorded some 16 albums since, including one in England, one in Germany, and two in Italy.
On May 16, 2015, she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by Dowling College. In 2017 Gloria made a cameo appearance as a flight attendant in a Capital One commercial, while Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley, and Spike Lee sang "I Will Survive".
On May 6, 2017, she performed with her band at the Library of Congress' celebration of disco music at Bibliodiscotheque, a disco dance party in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson building.
She married Linwood Simon in October 1979, and they divorced in 2005. She has more than 84k followers on Facebook, above 37.2k followers on Twitter and more than 17.4k followers on Instagram. Now she ranked in the list of most popular American pop singer.
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