What you need to know about Kelly Price, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer who has gone missing despite her lawyer’s assurances that she is safe in an undisclosed location.
Following a recent battle with COVID-19, gospel singer Kelly Price is still listed as missing by Georgia police, but her lawyer claims she is safe. According to TMZ, the legal counsel contacted Cobb County police with an update saying she is recovering from the sickness at an unidentified location.
Cobb County officials had earlier in the day designated the musician, 48, as a missing person after conducting a welfare check last weekend, according to the site. Kelly has been registered with the National Crime Information Center despite the fact that officials found “no evidence of foul play” during the welfare check. Cobb County officials have been contacted by HollywoodLife.
Kelly’s family informed TMZ that they were in contact with her when she was in the hospital in August following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, before her lawyer phoned the cops. She was, however, released early, and her family has not heard from her since. The singer’s lover, according to the family, has been “preventing” loved ones from seeing her at her house. Following the accusation, a welfare check was conducted, and she was recorded as missing.
Here are five interesting facts about the well-known gospel singer.
Kelly is a singer and actress
Kelly is a singer-songwriter who specializes in R&B and gospel music. With Island Records, she released her debut album, Soul of a Woman, in 1998, which included the song “Friend of Mine.” Following the debut, Kelly released six additional albums, including Mirror Mirror, This Is Who I Am, and Kelly.
R&B Divas: Los Angeles, Sunday Best, American Soul, and Bringing Down the House are just a few of the TV episodes and films in which the gospel singer has appeared.
Kelly has been nominated for several Grammys
The music industry has taken notice of the acclaimed singer’s efforts. Kelly has received nine Grammy nominations throughout the course of her career, including Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “As We Lay.” The singer received the Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist in 1999.
Kelly has collaborated with notable artists
Kelly has collaborated with a number of renowned singers throughout the years, in addition to creating her own chart-topping tracks. She’s worked with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin, among others, on background vocals.
She recently worked with Kanye West on a few tracks from his 2016 seventh studio album, The Life Of Pablo, including “Ultralight Beam,” for which she provided vocals. Kelly joined the rapper on stage when he was invited to perform the song as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live that year.
Kelly lauded her colleague in an interview with Fader that same year. She remarked, “I’m really pleased of [“Ultralight Beam”] and I’m very happy of Kanye.” “I’ve been around for a long time, and I feel like I have a lot of little brothers and sisters when I meet and connect with artists that are younger than me.
He reminds me of my younger brother. Because his heart is so misunderstood, seeing him and starting to get to know him personally was the finest thing in the world for me. That is something I can say without flinching.”
Kelly is a breast cancer awareness advocate
Kelly has been a long-time supporter of breast cancer awareness, partnering with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and donating thousands of dollars to research. Her late mother Claudia was a breast cancer survivor, so the topic is very personal to her. Claudia died in the month of October 2020. Kelly stated in a news statement when she teamed with Susan G. Komen in 2011 that she had a personal connection to the cause.
“My husband and I had known each other and been friends since we were 13 years old, so it felt like an all-out attack on my family when both my mother and mother-in-law were diagnosed with breast cancer,” she added. “The news came at the start of my career, just as I was preparing to release my debut record. My family and I were gripped by anxiety and uncertainty at a time when we should have been celebrating. My mother beat breast cancer after a long battle, but my adored mother-in-law died to the disease. This was a watershed moment in my career.”
Kelly tested positive for COVID-19 before she was reported missing
Kelly confirmed her positive COVID-19 diagnosis prior to her hospitalization in an Instagram video posted on July 29. The artist kept her faith in a rapid recovery by using the hashtag “God is a healer.” “I found out today I have COVID,” Kelly said in the caption. COVID is a virus that I have. I’m following the doctor’s instructions. I’ve been quarantined. I’m completely spent. I’m suffering from a splitting headache, yet I’m not in the hospital. I’m grateful and hoping for a speedy recovery.”