Patti Labelle
She personifies the words "diva" and "dynamo." In the world of music, there is perhaps not a more dynamic performer than Patti Labelle. For more than 40 years, the three-time Grammy-winning legend has electrified crowds from the days of the Bluebelles and Labelle all the way to the present, where she still is putting out hits, even in the gospel arena. She is a pioneer. And Patti Labelle never stops. As an author, her autobiography, Don't Block the Blessings spent weeks atop the New York Times best-seller's list. And when she decided to show the world her other gift—cooking—she didn't disappoint there, either, selling more than a million copies of her first two cookbooks. Miss Patti is releasing her third cookbook, Patti Labelle: The Good Life just in time for Thanksgiving. It, too, will be hit! (Check out her line hot sauces)