Betty Wright left a tremendous impact on a number of celebrities including Snoop Dogg, John Legend, and more.
Legendary Soul Singer Betty Wright has passed away at the age of 66, and a handful of celebrities have spent the day reacting to the news on social media.
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S-Curve Records founder/president Steve Greenberg spoke with Billboard about the singer’s passing: “Betty Wright was one of the foundations of S-Curve’s creative family. She and I worked together on so many projects, ranging from Joss Stone to Tom Jones to the O’Jays, to her own album, Betty Wright & the Roots. She was a triple threat as an artist, writer and producer and she always got something extra special out of the singers she was producing. Her mere presence brought a studio to life and she had the gift of making everyone feel confident in their ability to create something magical.”
“I loved being around Ms. Betty Wright. She was always so loving and giving to younger artists. Always engaged, always relevant. She will be missed,” John Legend writes on Twitter.
I loved being around Ms Betty Wright. She was always so loving and giving to younger artists. Always engaged, always relevant. She will be missed https://twitter.com/ledisi/status/1259557314270396416 …ledisi
Thank you for being a master teacher, a friend and one of the greatest female soul singers in our industry. You were so much more than your music. We were blessed to be around royalty. Thank you. I will never forget. #BettyWright !
“Thank u for bringing me to thankful Thursday’s at your house in Florida years ago for the fellowship mentoring and prayers and blessings u shared with me I know God is pleased with your work,” Snoop Dogg says on Instagram. “Tonight is the night u get to heavens. Gates 🌹🙏🏾😢. Long live. Betty Wright 🌹💖🙏🏾🐐🎤.”
Wright is best known for her tracks “Tonight Is the Night,” “No Pain, (No Gain)” and “Clean Up Woman.” Check out more reactions to the iconic singer’s passing below.
No watch Betty Wright’s upper register and whistle notes. Mariah Carey knows who the truth is in those notes too… #RIPBettyWright https://twitter.com/jadathegiraffe/status/1259496784914677760 …chile, i guess@jadathegiraffe
Please know that ms Betty Wright was a vocal beast.
Correction- I will be paying tribute to all mothers, Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright today on IG Live at around 2 PM PST gonna be a long session… get what you need to get settled, we gonna cry we gonna laugh we gonna mourn we gonna celebrate we gonna JAM. https://twitter.com/MaorMiami/status/1259564266644004865 …Maor Mo@MaorMiamiReplying to @TalibKweli
This one hit us real hard bro. Especially in Miami. Met a lot of my R&B peers through Ms B