Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Nancy Wilson has died peacefully at her home after a long illness, her manager Devra Hall Levy has confirmed. She was 81.
Wilson’s career spanned five decades. Her biggest hit came in 1964 with “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which rose through the charts to the #11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles and earned her a Grammy Award for best R&B recording. She would win two more Grammy Awards – in 2005 and 2007.
From 1996 through 2005, Wilson was the host of NPR’s Jazz Profiles, a documentary series that profiled the legends and legacy of jazz. More than 190 episodes were produced.
The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Wilson a “Jazz Masters Fellowship” in 2004 for lifetime achievement.