Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

American singer
Grammy-winning national treasure who has masterfully balanced gospel and secular music since her early years with the Staple Singers.
BornJuly 10, 1939
HometownChicago, Illinois, United States of America
Net worth$6 million
ParentsPops Staples
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Top Stories

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home review – a final blaze of glory for the late Band musician

  • Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home review – a final blaze of glory for the late Band musician. (Anti-)On poignant yet defiant recordings made in 2011 shortly before Helm’s death, Staples’ commanding vocals give enormous vibrancy to blues, folk and soul standards

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular
The Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular
2021
Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There - Celebrating 75 Years
Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There - Celebrating 75 Years
2017
The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
2016
Mavis!
Mavis!
1h 20min
2015
Love for Levon
Love for Levon
2012
42nd NAACP Image Awards
42nd NAACP Image Awards
2011
Blues Divas Special
Blues Divas Special
2008
Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It on the Mountain
2004

Albums

I’ll Be Gone
I’ll Be Gone
2019
We Get By
We Get By
2019
Live in London
Live in London
2019
If All I Was Was Black
If All I Was Was Black
2017
Ain't No Doubt About It
Ain't No Doubt About It
2017
Build a Bridge
Build a Bridge
2017
Little Bit
Little Bit
2017
If All I Was Was Black [Single]
If All I Was Was Black [Single]
2017
Respect Yourself
Respect Yourself
2017
Turn Me Around
Turn Me Around
2017
Slippery People
Slippery People
2017
Livin' on a High Note
Livin' on a High Note
2016
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
2016
Jesus Lay Down Beside Me
Jesus Lay Down Beside Me
2016
Action
Action
2016
Dedicated
Dedicated
2016
MLK Song
MLK Song
2016
High Note
High Note
2016
Your Good Fortune
Your Good Fortune
2015
One True Vine
One True Vine
2013
Can You Get to That
Can You Get to That
2013
You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone
2010
Live: Hope at the Hideout
Live: Hope at the Hideout
2008
Waiting for My Child to Come Home
Waiting for My Child to Come Home
2008
We'll Never Turn Back
We'll Never Turn Back
2007
Have a Little Faith
Have a Little Faith
2004
Spirituals & Gospel: Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson
Spirituals & Gospel: Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson
1996
Only for the Lonely [Compilation]
Only for the Lonely [Compilation]
1993
Voice
Voice
1993
Don't Change Me Now
Don't Change Me Now
1990