The trio departed Motown in 1973 in search of a better contract with Buddah Records, and that year ended up being even more fruitful for them. They became well-known thanks to the Grammy-winning “Midnight Train to Georgia” and other singles including “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” “The Way We Were/Try To Remember,” and “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.”
Together with producer Curtis Mayfield, Knight, and the Pips recorded the music for the movie Claudine over the course of the summer of 1974. Some of the songs on the soundtrack included “On and On,” “The Makings of You,” and “Make Yours a Happy Home.”
Particularly in Europe and the United Kingdom, they were successful. Several of their singles on Buddah Records became hits in the UK years after their release in the US. For instance, three years after its first success in the US, “Midnight Train to Georgia” made it to the Top 5 of the UK singles chart in the summer of 1976.
In the midst of this period of increased fame, Knight accepted an acting part in the Alaskan romance play Pipe Dreams. Knight was nominated for Best New Actress at the Golden Globes despite the movie’s box financial failure.
Gladys Knight’s net worth
How much is Gladys Knight worth? Gladys Knight’s net worth is $8 million dollars according to Celebrity Net Worth.