Thelma Houston Receives A New GRAMMY® Award That was Destroyed in the Northridge Earthquake for Her Hit Song "Don't Leave Me This Way"
Los Angeles, CA -– The GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY®-winning R&B artist Thelma Houston as she received a new Grammy Award that was destroyed in the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake. The GRAMMY Museum®'s Clive Davis Theater presented An Evening with Thelma Houston on the 25th anniversary of the earthquake, where Scott Goldman served as the moderator for an intimate conversation and performance by Houston.
Perhaps best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston shared her inspirational journey that chronicles her illustrious career, by sharing intimate musical stories and behind-the-scenes adventures along with a very special acoustic performance, leading up to her iconic GRAMMY® Award–winning number one pop song "Don't Leave Me This Way."
After 50 years of performing, 23 albums, and winning a GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career.
After decades of chart-topping performances and 23 albums, GRAMMY® Award -winner Thelma Houston is still going strong.
This Motown Records’ artist, has claimed the top of the Pop, R&B and Dance charts with her high-powered rendition of "Don't Leave Me This Way." That Gold Record classic gave Thelma the distinction of being the first solo female artist at Motown to win the GRAMMY-Award for "Best R&B Female Vocal Performance."
Thelma was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City, honored as an "Apollo Legend" on the syndicated hit TV show, Showtime at the Apollo, and performed at The Vatican for The Pope.
In January 2009, Thelma was asked to headline on of the main inauguration parties for President Barack Obama in Washington, DC. Thelma was honored to perform on the #1 rated television show in the USA, Fox's American Idol, shortly after and opened up the finale of the hit summer show, NBC's America's Got Talent.
With appearances from Tokyo to Las Vegas to London and beyond, Thelma continues to bring audiences to their feet with her dynamic, energetic show. This Diva logs over 200 performances annually and the singer/songwriter is enjoying every moment of her success.