ABOUTSoul singer known for soft ballads. Best known songs include "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (1972), "Where Is The Love" (1972, with Donny Hathaway), "Feel Like Makin' Love" (1974), and "Set The Night To Music" (1991, with Maxi Priest).
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Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway
- Where Is The Love 1972
(This song won a Grammy in 1973 for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus.)
- You've Got A Friend 1971
(This song topped the charts for James Taylor (1971).)
- Feel Like Makin' Love 1974
(This song topped both the Adult Contemporary and Pop/Rock charts and also became a hit for Bob James (1974).)
- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1972
(This sensual, romantic ballad topped both the Adult Contemporary and Pop/Rock charts and earned Roberta Flack a Grammy in 1973 for Record of the Year. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a remake of a 1957 folk song of the same title by British singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl that he wrote for his (then) future wife Peggy Seeger.)
- Jesse 1973
- Killing Me Softly With His Song 1973
(This song topped the charts and later also became a hit for Al B. Sure! (1988). In 1974, Roberta Flack's version of "Killing Me Softly With His Song" won her Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. In 1999, this song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It is also included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and Billboard's Greatest Songs Of All Time.)
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