Debbie, Kim, Joni and Kathy Sledge sang in church before conquering the charts in the '70s and '80s with Grammy-winning disco classics.
Siblings Debbie, Kim, Joni, and Kathy Sledge - collectively Sister Sledge - began singing at an early age at the Williams Tempe C.M.E. church in their hometown of Philadelphia.
Grandmother Viola Williams (a former opera singer) had the girls performing at charities, civic and political affairs and other philanthropic events under the name 'Mrs. William's Grandchildren'.
Since the 1979 release of their breakthrough album ‘We Are Family’, this remarkable group has continued to develop and expand their diverse talents, and has received over one hundred awards and commendations for outstanding work in the entertainment field.
Sister Sledge are established as one of the world's most successful female groups. The album, ‘We Are Family’ soared past the RIAA Platinum mark, reaching the top of both Pop and R&B charts.
In the 1980s, the world witnessed the full flowering of four college graduates, with subsequent hits, ‘Lost in Music’, ‘Love Somebody Today’, ‘Reach Your Peak’ and the international Gold Record, ‘Frankie’.
In the following years they sold millions of records worldwide, and travelled extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South America, Australia and the United States, earning rave reviews.
Despite the odd line-up change, Sister Sledge continue to tour and make music together.