R&B singer Betty Wright, best known for songs such as “Clean Up Woman” and “No Pain (No Gain),” has passed away at the age of 66. Her cause of death is currently unknown.
Wright, who was born Bessie Regina Norris, was born on December 21, 1953 in Miami, Florida. At the age of two, Wright was in a gospel group with her siblings called the Echoes of Joy. By age twelve, Betty Wright was already using her stage name and signed a record deal, recording music that gave her local fame.
When Betty Wright was seventeen, she released her signature song, “Clean Up Woman,” which officially became certified gold when the singer was eighteen. The young singer went on the record other popular songs such as “Baby Sitter,” “Let Me Be Your Lovemaker,” and “Where Is The Love.”
In 1985, Betty Wright formed her own record label, Miss B Records, and became the first black female artist to score a gold album on her own label in 1988 with her album Mother Wit.
Wright also went on to produce, write, compose for, and mentor other artists in addition to her writing, performing, and recording her own music. and being an active member of The Recording Academy.
Regina leaves four children to cherish her memory.