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Roberta Flack (born February 10 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. A notable performer in the areas of jazz, soul, and folk, Flack is best known for singles such as "Killing Me Softly With His Song", which won the 1974 Grammy for Record of the Year, and "Where Is the Love", the latter being one of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.
Flack began her professional career recording for Atlantic Records without much success, until one of her earliest recordings, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, (1969) was included on the soundtrack to Clint Eastwood's directorial debut Play Misty for Me; it became a #1 hit in 1972.
Flack soon began working with Hathaway, with her second number one hit being "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (1973; see 1973 in music). The Fugees famously covered this in 1996. She and Hathaway continued recording successfully together until Hathaway's suicide in 1979. She began working with Peabo Bryson with more limited success, charting as high as #5 on the Black Singles charts (plus #16 Pop and #4 Adult Contemporary) with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" in 1983. Her next...