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Grammy-Winning Rhythm & Blues & Gospel Singer; Civil Rights Activist; Member of Family Band "The Staple Singers"

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Mavis Staples Biography

Mavis Staples is an American singer known for her work in R&B, soul, and gospel and a civil rights activist. She rose to fame as a member of her family's band, "The Staple Singers," of which she is the last surviving member. While in the group, she recorded the hit singles "I'll Take You There" and "Let's Do It Again". In 1969, Staples released her self-titled debut solo album.

Staples continued to release solo albums throughout the following decades and collaborated with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Prince, Arcade Fire, Nona Hendryx, Ry Cooder, and David Byrne. Her eighth studio album, "You Are Not Alone," earned critical acclaim and became her first album as a soloist to reach number one on a Billboard chart, peaking atop the Top Gospel Albums chart. It also earned Staples her first Grammy Award win.

While in "The Staple Singers," Staples' voice and her father's, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, songs, singing, and guitar playing, the Staples evolved from enormously popular gospel singers to become the most spectacular and influential spirtuality-based group in America. By the mid-1960s "The Staple Singers," inspired by Pops' close friendship with Martin Luther King Jr., became the spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement. They covered contemporary pop hits with positive messages, including Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and a version of Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth."

Staples is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and has won three Grammy Awards, including one for Album of the Year as a featured artist on "We Are" by Jon Batiste. Named one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time by Rolling Stone; Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Staple Singers. Additionally, she was made a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2016. The following year, she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a soloist. In 2019, she received the inaugural Rock Hall Honors Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a soloist.

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    Speaking fees for Mavis Staples, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Mavis Staples charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mavis Staples, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mavis Staples for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mavis Staples for your next private or corporate function.
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Grammy-Winning Rhythm & Blues & Gospel Singer; Civil Rights Activist; Member of Family Band "The Staple Singers"

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Mavis Staples Biography

Mavis Staples is an American singer known for her work in R&B, soul, and gospel and a civil rights activist. She rose to fame as a member of her family's band, "The Staple Singers," of which she is the last surviving member. While in the group, she recorded the hit singles "I'll Take You There" and "Let's Do It Again". In 1969, Staples released her self-titled debut solo album.

Staples continued to release solo albums throughout the following decades and collaborated with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Prince, Arcade Fire, Nona Hendryx, Ry Cooder, and David Byrne. Her eighth studio album, "You Are Not Alone," earned critical acclaim and became her first album as a soloist to reach number one on a Billboard chart, peaking atop the Top Gospel Albums chart. It also earned Staples her first Grammy Award win.

While in "The Staple Singers," Staples' voice and her father's, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, songs, singing, and guitar playing, the Staples evolved from enormously popular gospel singers to become the most spectacular and influential spirtuality-based group in America. By the mid-1960s "The Staple Singers," inspired by Pops' close friendship with Martin Luther King Jr., became the spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement. They covered contemporary pop hits with positive messages, including Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and a version of Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth."

Staples is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and has won three Grammy Awards, including one for Album of the Year as a featured artist on "We Are" by Jon Batiste. Named one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time by Rolling Stone; Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Staple Singers. Additionally, she was made a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2016. The following year, she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a soloist. In 2019, she received the inaugural Rock Hall Honors Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a soloist.

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  • Mavis Staples on what it takes to keep singing at 80
    Soul and gospel legend and multiple Grammy winner Mavis Staples is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a Kennedy Center honoree. She’ll...
  • Hozier & Mavis Staples Perform 'Nina Cried Power'
    In a TV exclusive, rocker Hozier and the legendary Mavis Staples took the stage to perform their duet "Nina Cried Power" from Hozier's new album,...
  • 4:34 Mavis Staples sings acoustic rendition of 'We Shall Overcome'

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  • How to book Mavis Staples?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mavis Staples for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mavis Staples, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mavis Staples or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mavis Staples?

    Speaking fees for Mavis Staples, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Mavis Staples charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mavis Staples, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mavis Staples?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mavis Staples for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mavis Staples for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mavis Staples or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mavis Staples or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mavis Staples is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mavis Staples for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Mavis Staples generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sara Evans, Aloe Blacc, Jordin Sparks, Colbie Caillat and Regina Belle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mavis Staples for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mavis Staples Speaker Videos

  • Mavis Staples on what it takes to keep singing at 80
    Soul and gospel legend and multiple Grammy winner Mavis Staples is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a Kennedy Center honoree. She’ll also be turning 80 next month. The Newport Folk...
    Hozier & Mavis Staples Perform 'Nina Cried Power'
    In a TV exclusive, rocker Hozier and the legendary Mavis Staples took the stage to perform their duet "Nina Cried Power" from Hozier's new album, "Nina Cried Power."
  • 4:34 Mavis Staples sings acoustic rendition of 'We Shall Overcome'
    Mavis Staples Live @ Clearwater Festival June 2013 - YouTube
  • Mavis Staples Adelaide 2013 - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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