Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mediapunch/Shutterstock (8524196aw) Betty Wright Jazz in The Gardens, Day 1, Miami, USA - 18 Mar 2017
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mediapunch/Shutterstock (8524196aw) Betty Wright Jazz in The Gardens, Day 1, Miami, USA – 18 Mar 2017

Source: Associated press and News18

The grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter,Betty Wrighthas died at the age of 66 at her home in Miami on Sunday, several media outlets reported. Steve Greenberg of S-Curve Records told the New York Times Wright had been diagnosed with cancer in the fall.

Her most influential 1970s hits included “Clean Up Woman” and “Where is the Love”. She had her breakthrough with 1971′s “Clean Up Woman,” which combined elements of funk, soul and R&B

Recorded when Wright was just 17, the song would be a top 10 hit on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts, and its familiar grooves would be used and reused in the sampling era of future decades.

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