Mahalia Jackson Biography

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States". She recorded about 30 albums during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers.

"I sing God's music because it makes me feel free", Jackson once said about her choice of gospel, adding, "It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Mahalia Jackson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Musician, Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
October 26, 1911
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
January 27, 1972
Age at Death:
60
Cause of Death:
Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes mellitus
Marriages
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