Known as the "First Lady of Gospel Music," Shirley Caesar is a multi-award winning gospel singer with 11 Grammy awards and three Dove awards. Born in 1938 in Durham, North Carolina, Caesar started her recording career at age 13.
Her singing career began when she joined popular gospel group The Caravans from 1958 to 1966. Thereafter, she embarked on a solo recording career, making guest appearances on popular gospel shows and working with well-known artists such as Albertina Walker, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Faith Evans and Dorothy Norwood.
Caesar's notable performances include singing at the White House for George Bush and a televised performance for "Live from Disney World Night of Joy."Learn more about Art & Literature