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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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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