TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG shines a spotlight on the story of 70s R&B music queen, Betty Wright, on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET/9C.
For five decades and counting, Betty Wright has brought the “real” to R&B, with a powerful voice and sassy delivery that produced over ten top 20 hits. Born and raised in Miami, Wright was a child-singing prodigy whose talent secured her a record deal at just twelve years old. A few years later, the release of “Clean up Woman” sent Betty to #2 on the R&B charts and earned her a RIAA Gold record. As Wright entered into adulthood, she proved that her musical talent reached beyond her voice. She went on to co-write the ballad “Tonight is the Night” and the emotionally charged cult classic “No Pain No Gain.” The songs she sang reflected real aspects of her life, such as label troubles, the lack of mainstream exposure, and a family tragedy that threatened to silence her voice and her music. Now, with the help of family, colleagues, and celebrity admirers that include Trick Daddy and KC of the Sunshine Band, Betty Wright shares her life’s journey on this episode of UNSUNG. #UNSUNG
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