1. What a performer!

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2. She’s socially responsible!

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HIV/AIDS Poster – Public health poster regarding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), 1990. Image courtesy National Library of Medicine. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

3. She’s a boss!

Patti LaBelle Signs Copies Of Her New Book 'Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets To Sing About' Source:Getty

Patti LaBelle Signs Copies Of Her New Book ‘Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets To Sing About’ – NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 25: Patti LaBelle arrives to sign copies of her new book ‘Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets To Sing About’ at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)

4. She is always laughing… and making others laugh!

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ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ – 2017 – GOOD MORNING AMERICA – Patti LaBelle is a guest on ‘Good Morning America,’ Tuesday, April 25, 2017 airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL STRAHAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, PATTI LABELLE, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS

5. Her strength is inspiring. Just think, Patti has thrived for over 50 years, in an industry that has eaten many alive.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: Musical guest Patti LaBelle performs on December 7, 1990 — (Photo by: Wendy Perl/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) vertical,indoors,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,radio,television show,performance,singer,california,night,sequin,1990-1999,black and white,patti labelle,singing,choice,big hair,burbank,the tonight show,musical gue

6. She’s fearless! Just look at that hair!

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American R&B singer Patti LaBelle, 3rd November 1986. (Photo by Tony Mottram/Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,one woman only,adults only,portrait,music,headshot,singer,archival,bizarre,patti labelle,hairstyle,r&b,1986

7. Two words: Pattie Pies! No one can throw-down in the kitchen like Patti!

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Grand Tasting Presented By ShopRite Featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations Presented By MasterCard® – Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented By FOOD & WINENEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Singer Patti LaBelle attends the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard® – Food Network & Cooking Channel New York

8. She can SANG!

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9. She’s got the tea! With all her experiences, imagine the stories she can tell!

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Johnny Mathis is flanked by Al Green and Patti LaBelle as he congratulates them after their performance in the new musical version of ‘Your Arm’s Too Short to Box with God.’ Patti and Al are both making their Broadway debut in the show. photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,music,performance,beginnings,three people,new,1980-1989,archival,human interest,making,patti labelle,congratulating,johnny

10. She’s the coolest Diva, EVER!

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Celebrity Sightings in New York City – May 10, 2017 NEW YORK, NY – MAY 10: Singer Patti LaBelle is seen walking in Midtown on May 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,singer,two people,three quarter length,candid,walking,celebrity sightings,patti labelle,midtown manhattan

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