While musical history has recorded a lengthy list of performing family groups, there are but a handful who have truly transcended the genre - who are simply great musical units, regardless of their formal kinship. Four gifted, and beautiful young women, who also happen to be real life sisters, Sister Sledge has clearly joined this elite club of performers. The dedication and strength of family has had a crucial influence on the girl's success, supporting the hard work, positive action and love that have gone into the creation of their music. With the encouragement of mother Florez (a successful entertainer in her own right), the Sledge sisters began singing at an early age in their hometown of Philadelphia. Grandmother Viola Williams (a former opera singer, Julliard Graduate and protégé of Mary McCloud Bethune) started the young women performing at charities, civic and political affairs and other philanthropic events.
Since the release of their breakthrough album "We Are Family", this remarkable group has continued to develop and expand their diverse talents, blossoming into multi-faced artists who have received over one hundred awards and commendations for outstanding work in the entertainment field. Highlights include Billboard Artist of the Year, Tokyo Music Festival Silver Award, and Two (2) Grammy Nominations for Best R&B Duo or Group and Record of the Year. The song We Are Family won the Grammy for Record of the Year.
SISTER SLEDGE became established as one of the world's most successful female groups, setting off a series of events, which made the group virtually a household name. We Are Family became a worldwide family anthem and was adopted by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the team theme. That year, the Pirates claimed victory over the Baltimore Orioles, winning the World Series. Ultimately the album soared past the RIAA Platinum mark, hitting the very top of both Pop and R&B charts.
In the 80's and 90’s, the world witnessed the full flowering of four college graduates with subsequent hits, Lost in Music, Love Somebody Today, Reach Your Peak and the international Gold Record, Frankie and World Rise and Shine, #1 in Italy.
In the new millennium, Sister Sledge continues to sell millions of records worldwide and travel extensively in Asia, Africa, throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Australia and the United States, earning rave reviews. "Sister Sledge has the stuff legends are made of," stated one critic from the Chicago Tribune.
Sister Sledge has captured the hearts of many diverse audiences… from Carnegie Hall in New York, to the Sun Plaza in Tokyo.... from the State Center Accra Ghana, to the Glastonbury Music Festival in United Kingdom, and the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
Serene harmony, high energy, and the ability to captivate any audience,
Is the Sister Sledge prescription for lasting success?