Kelly Price: Pictures from Her Soulful Career

ESSENCE.COM Sep, 14, 2008

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Kelly Price is happy to still be making music.

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Price, left, greets Whitney Houston and Faith Evans, her vocal collaborators of “Heartbreak Hotel,” at the 1999 Grammy Awards.

“I like to tell my critics and detractors who might question my singing secular and gospel music,” she says, “that I choose to sing love songs because everybody knows God is love.”

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A slimmer Price makes her way onto the red carpet at the 2003 Soul Train Awards.

“When I started losing weight, people said I had surgery, but if you pay attention, I lost my weight over a couple of years gradually,” she says.

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Price serenades the crowd with the national anthem at the WNBA Charlotte Stings game in 2003.

“Everybody in my family is a singer,” she says. “Gospel music was what I learned and I’ve never had any professional singing lessons.”

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Price makes her way inside the Atlanta premiere of “The Gospel,” with manager-husband Jeffrey Rolle, in 2005.

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A regal Price works the red carpet at the ASCAP awards this past June.


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