Roberta Flack

Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1937)[2][3] is an American singer. She is known for her No. 1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway. Flack is also noted for her influence on the subgenre of contemporary R&B called quiet storm, along with her interpretations of songs by various songwriters, such as Leonard Cohen and members of The Beatles.[4]

Roberta Flack
Flack in 2008
Background information
Birth nameRoberta Cleopatra Flack
Also known asRubina Flake[1]
Born (1937-02-10) February 10, 1937 (age 84)
Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
GenresJazz, folk, soul, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active1968–present
LabelsAtlantic (1968–1996)
Angel / Capitol (1997)
RAS / 429 / Sony/ATV (2011–present)
Associated actsDonny Hathaway
Peabo Bryson
Maxi Priest

Flack was the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in two consecutive years: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won in 1973 and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won in 1974. Only U2 and Billie Eilish have repeated this feat.[citation needed]

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