Mavis Staples is an American gospel, R&B and soul singer and civil rights activist. Born on July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, she has made a significant impact on the music industry both as a member of her family's band The Staple Singers and as a solo artist.
With her powerful voice and passionate performances, Mavis has captivated audiences around the world. She comes from a musical lineage that includes her father Pops Staples and siblings Cleotha, Yvonne, and Pervis. Together with The Staple Singers, they created timeless hits that blended gospel harmonies with elements of R&B and soul.
Throughout her career, Mavis Staples has collaborated with renowned artists such as Bettye LaVette, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, Ruthie Foster, The Neville Brothers, Levon Helm,and Dr. John among others. Her contributions to music have earned her numerous accolades including Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.