Grammy-Winning Jazz And Pop Singer, Nancy Wilson Dies at 81

Nancy Wilson released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.

Platinum-selling artist, Nancy Wilson died at the age of 81. Her manager and publicist, Devra Hall Levy, reported the news late Thursday.

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Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died at 81.

Ms. Wilson was influenced by greats such as Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole, and many others.

She debuted her breakthrough song, “Guess Who I Saw Today.” Her biggest hit came in 1964 with “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which rose through the charts to the #11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles. A song that earned her a Grammy Award for best R&B recording.

The three-time Grammy winner’s career spanned more than six decades. She would later retire from live performances in 2011.

Wilson passed away peacefully at home after a long illness. As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead, her family will hold a celebration of her life, most likely in February, the month of her birth.

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