Are Beverley Knight And Gladys Knight Related? Facts To Know About Her Family

Beverley Knight, an English soul singer. ( Source : Theguardian )

Beverly Knight is a renowned English soul singer who is not related to Gladys Knight. 

Knight has become one of the best soul singers in the UK. Her amazing voice and her successful career resume are impressive. Beverley is a talented soul singer popular among people today.

Beverley launched her debut album in 1995 and has since released eight more. She is best known for the song "Greatest Day," and "Get Up!" "Shoulda Woulda Coulda," and "Come as You Are." She was influenced by musicians like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin.

Beverley is not related to Gladys Knight. However, this question is frequent, and people ask her if she is related to Gladys. Although Beverley had the last name Smith, Gladys Knight of The Pips fame served as the inspiration for her surname.

Beverley Knight during an event. ( Source : Dailystar )

Knight explained that people asked her if she was related to Gladys because their last names sound similar, and people even started assuming that Gladys was Beverley's aunty.

However, she is not directly related to Gladys. She has always taken inspiration from the Grammy-winning singer. Gladys is a renowned singer known for releasing hits from the 1960s to 1980s along with her group called The Pips.

Gladys is also known as the Empress of Soul music. Considering Beverley is also interested in the soul genre, Gladys has always been her role model. 

Who Are Beverley Knight Family Members?

Beverley was born to Jamaican parents and grew up in a strict religious family. In her family, attending church was very important, and she was raised in a Pentecostal household.

This is how her career started as she started singing at the church. Her mother would always encourage her to sing, and she became a natural at it. Knight spent most of her childhood singing at the church.

She continued her musical instruction at home, where evangelical music was frequently played. Because of her parent's strict religious upbringing, secular music was mainly discouraged, yet performers like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin had a significant influence on her growing up.

Knight was very creative from a young age. She began writing songs at the age of thirteen. However, she only started taking it more seriously after she turned 17 years old.

Meet Beverley Knight On Instagram 

Beverley is also very renowned on Instagram. She has a verified Instagram account with a total of 54.1k followers. Her Instagram handle goes under @beverleyknight

She is very active on her Instagram account and posts almost daily. She is affiliated with Lmeworldwide management, according to her Instagram account.

Knight drew inspiration from American soul musicians like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin for her 1995 first album, The B-Funk. Beverley has released an astounding eight-studio album so far.

The soul singer also participated in the BBC music TV series Just The Two Of Us and presented Beverley's Gospel Nights for four seasons on BBC Radio 2. Beverley decided to start her musical theater career in 2013, and she has since been in critically acclaimed productions of Memphis, The Bodyguard, and Cats.

The singer is well recognized for her top hits, including Flavour Of The Old School, Get Up!, and Shoulda Woulda Coulda.


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