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Let’s Get Up Close And Personal With “Thelma Houston”!

An all-new Unsung featuring Thelma Houston premieres Sunday 9P/8C only on TV One!

Thelma Houston (née Jackson; born May 7, 1946) is an American singer. Beginning her recording career in the late-1960s, Houston scored a number-one hit record in 1977 with her recording of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, which won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Houston was born in Leland, Mississippi. Her mother was a cotton picker. She and her three sisters grew up primarily in Long Beach, California. After marrying and having two children, she joined the Art Reynolds Singers gospel group and was subsequently signed as a recording artist with Dunhill Records. Despite her name, she is unrelated to Whitney Houston.