After years with LaBelle (their original name), Patti LaBelle broke off from The BlueBelles in 1977 to go solo. Her first major hit was 1982's "On My Own" featuring Michael MacDonald.

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Sydney Scott
Nov, 10, 2017

Lee Daniels' Star is getting two new high-profile stars.

Patti LaBelle and Brandy will join the FOX hit for a multi-episode arc. Deadline reports that LaBelle will play the tough love-giving mom to Queen Latifah's Carlotta Brown, while Brandy will play Carlotta's younger sister, Cassie.

The series, which follows a girl group's rise to fame, has been a major success with Fox ordering five additional episodes for the show's second season. 

The show has landed a number of music stars for recurring roles and guest spots including Lenny Kravitz, Luke James, Tyrese, Missy Elliott, Gladys Knight, and Big Boi.

Star airs Wednesdays at 9p.m. ET.