Gloria Gaynor was born Gloria Fowles in Newark, New Jersey. Her first real success came in 1973 when she was signed to Columbia Records. She has recorded 16 albums, including one in England, one in Italy, and two in the US.
About Gloria Gaynor in brief
Gloria Gaynor was born Gloria Fowles in Newark, New Jersey. She is best known for the disco era hits \”I Will Survive\”, \”Never Can Say Goodbye\”, and \”I Am What I Am\” Gaynor’s first real success came in 1973 when she was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis. She has recorded 16 albums, including one in England, one in Italy, and two in the US. The song has become something of an anthem of female emancipation, originally written from the point of view of a woman recently dumped by her lover, telling her that she can cope without him and does not want anything more to do with him. The lyrics of this song are written from a woman’s view of what it would be like to be dumped by a man, and how she would feel if she had to do it all over again. Gaynor has had some international chart success, including a cover of ‘How High the Moon’, which topped the US Dance Charts and made the lower parts of both the pop and R&B charts, as well as the Hot 100 and Hot Bop Charts. In the next few years, Gaynor released the albums Glorious and Gloria Gaynor, but would only enjoy a few more moderate hits, with her hit single ‘I Will Love You’ reaching the Top 5 in Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK.
She also had a hit in the UK with ‘I’ve Got A Girl’ which made it into the Top 10 in Australia and Canada, and the Top 20 in Germany. She died in a car accident in 2009. She was buried in a New Jersey cemetery. She had a daughter in 2011. She still lives in New Jersey and has a daughter and a son with her ex-husband, who she married in 2012. Her son has a son and a daughter with another man, who also lives in the New Jersey city of Newark. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters, and has two step-daughters and one step-son. Her husband and daughter have a son, who is also a singer-songwriter, and a step-daughter, who has a child of her own. She now lives in California with her wife and two children, and lives in a suburb of Los Angeles. She lives with her daughter and her husband in the town of Paramus, New York City, and she has two children with her partner, who lives in San Francisco. She and her son have a daughter, who was born in 2008.