American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist Mavis Staples has recorded and performed with her family's band The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist. Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017.
Grammy award-winning soul legend Mavis Staples will doubtlessly go down in history as one of the greatest gospel singers of all time, the breathtaking voice powering one of America's great family bands, The Staple Singers.
From the traditional gospel music of the 1950s to the 1960s protest songs that underscored some of the decade's most dramatic social changes, from the self-empowerment anthems of the 1970s to the soulful love tunes and mature Americana of more recent years, Staples and her family have consistently created some of the best and most inspirational music of the past half-century.
During her solo career Staples has worked with a range of artists, from Prince to Natalie Merchant, and most recently, Hozier.