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Candi Staton
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Vocalist
    (March 13, 1940- )
    Born in Hanceville, Alabama
    Birth name is Canzetta Maria Staton
    Recorded 'Young Hearts Run Free,' 'Destiny,' 'Nights On Broadway,' 'Honest I Do Love You,' 'Victim,' 'When You Wake Up Tomorrow,' 'Suspicious Minds,' 'You Got The Love' and 'Love On Love'
    Nicknames include First Lady of Southern Soul and Sweetheart of Soul
    Founded (with husband John Sussewell ) Beracah Ministries of Atlanta (1982)
    As a child she helped her parents pick cotton.
    She temporarily left show biz at 17 for a relationship with Lou Rawls.
    She married four times, including a stint with womanizing singer Clarence Carter.
    She became an alcoholic.
    PLT's Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker helped her start her ministry.
    'Young Hearts Run Free' has been re-released in the U.K. twice and 'You Got The Love' an incredible four times.
    As a teen she formed the Jewell Gospel Trio and toured with legend Mahalia Jackson.
    Her father and first husband were abusive alcoholics.
    Her third husband became a coke headed pimp that beat her and threatened to kill her.
    She overcame her alcohol addition.
    She has hit songs in several different genres - gospel, disco, Southern soul, R&B and blues.
    'Young Hearts Run Free' reached #1 on the R&B charts in 1976 and 'You Got The Love' is a dance club staple that sold over 2 million copies.
    In 2007 she was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

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