Throughout the years, women of Zeta Phi Beta have been trailblazers in the field of music.
To celebrate their success in the field, we at Watch The Yard have created a list of some but not all of the notable members of the sorority who have found fame and success in music.
Check out the list below:
Minnie Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You” and her five-octave coloratura soprano range.
Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award winner, and has sold over 85 million records worldwide. Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955–1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. She is one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998, and 80 singles making all Billboard charts combined.
Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer who was awarded four Grammy Awards during her lifetime.
Grace Bumbry is an American opera singer, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano earlier in her career. She is a member of a pioneering generation of African-American opera and classical singers who followed Marian Anderson in the world of opera and classical music paving the way for future African-American opera and concert singers.
Syleena Johnson is a R&B and soul singer-songwriter, actress and talk show co-host.
Lillian Evanti is the first African American to sing with an organized European opera company and the first African American to sing grand opera professionally.
Towanda Braxton and Traci Braxton
Towanda Braxton and Traci Braxton are singers who were a part of the musical quintet consisting of them and their family members Toni Braxton, Trina Braxton, and Tamar Braxton.
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