Roberta Flack is an internationally-acclaimed, Grammy-award winning recording artist and performer -- a musical legend. Music lovers and critics the world over agree that when it comes to genuine sensitivity and pure emotions, Ms. Flack is one of a kind. She's influenced many contemporary artists, including such hit-makers as Anita Baker, Luther Vandross, and Oleta Adams. Her debut album, First Take, was released in 1969, but her career took off in 1972, when Clint Eastwood picked "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" from the LP for his film Play Misty for Me. She is the host of her own weekly, two-hour syndicated radio program, Brunch with Roberta Flack.
In 2002, Roberta Flack In Concert was released on DVD. It was that year that she took a leadership role in response to the aftermath of September 11th. She, along with other celebrities, participated in Nile Rogers’ We Are Family (directed by Spike Lee), which set an example of unity among all Americans.
She also participated in the nationwide Come Back to D.C. television campaign, a joint collaboration between the Federal Government and the DC Tourism board.
Roberta Flack remains an inspiration to her fans, peers and younger musicians in the music industry. Roberta has appeared with soul artists like Alicia Keyes, India.Arie and Angie Stone.
Roberta is an outspoken participant in the AEC (Artist Empowerment Coalition) whose primary goal is advocacy for artists' rights and control of their creative properties.
Through it all, she always comes back to the music - which is why it is not surprising that Roberta was asked by VH1 to participate in 100 Greatest Love Songs and 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
Roberta's current release is her Christmas album, Holiday (2003), a timeless collection of seasonal favorites, a Roberta classic or two, plus a few goodies thrown in for good cheer...