Irma Thomas

Blues, Musical Artist

1941 –

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Who is Irma Thomas?

Irma Thomas is an American singer from New Orleans. She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans".

Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success. In 2007, she won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for After the Rain, her first Grammy in a career spanning over 50 years.

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Born
Feb 18, 1941
Ponchatoula
Also known as
  • Erma Thomas
  • The Soul Queen of New Orleans
  • Irma Lee
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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