HOLLYWOOD, CA – Shirley Caesar, eleven-time Grammy winner and famed gospel singer, received the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 26th.
The singer, who recently saw her fiftieth anniversary as a solo artist, “is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres,” said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame. “Her career has made an indelible mark on American music and the sounds of gospel.”
Over the course of her career, Caesar recorded over 40 albums, including “No Charge,” “Hold My Mule,” “Jesus I Love Calling Your Name,” “I Remember Mama” and “He’s Working It Out For You.” She has also performed for every president of the United States since Jimmy Carter.
The famed First Lady of Gospel has continued her history of success with her newest album “Fill This House,” which dropped on June 3rd. The album quickly made its way to #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart.
In addition to the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Caesar has been honored in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has also received 18 Dove Awards, which are given to honor outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry, and 14 Stellar Awards, awards that are given to gospel music artists, writers, and industry professionals. During the star ceremony, fellow gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin also spoke in front of The Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.