Irma Thomas Biography

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Birth Name: Irma Lee
Born: 1941/02/18
Birth Place: Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States
Years Active: 1960 - present
Genres: Rhythm And Blues, Blues, Gospel

Irma Thomas (born February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) is a Grammy Award-winning soul and rhythm and blues singer from New Orleans. She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans".

Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success; still, she has a large cult following among soul aficionados. In 2007, she won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for ''After the Rain'', her first Grammy in an acclaimed career spanning over 45 years.

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