LAS VEGAS - Although the word "diva" is used to characterize an abundance of singers, a precious few actually live up to the title. Patti LaBelle is one of only a select few women in history that can truly be called a diva. On February 7 - 10, LaBelle will bring her talent to Paris Las Vegas for a nightly performance at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased at the Paris Box Office or by calling (702) 946-4567 or (877) 374-7469.

Patti La Belle has been giving her all through her recordings and onstage performances since 1961 when she led The Bluebelles to a million-selling hit with "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman." Since then, the Philadelphia native has been a chart staple through a half-a-dozen hits with the futuristic trio Labelle and later a stunning solo artist with over thirty charted singles including 1983's chart topper "If Only You Knew," the 1985 smash "New Attitude," a pop and R&B number one single "On My Own," which was a 1986 duet with Michael McDonald, and more recent hits like "Somebody Loves You Baby," "When You've Been Blessed," "The Right Kind Of Lover" and "When You Talk About Love."

Over the years, LaBelle has received accolades by winning two Grammy Awards, Essence Triumphant Spirit Award, seven NAACP Image Awards (including the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award - 1996), three Emmy nominations, two American Music Awards, a Cable Ace Award, a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame - still the only one paid entirely by fans, and a Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Her high-octane concerts draw constant standing-room-only crowds even, LaBelle notes, "when I don't have a record on the charts! I guess when people come to see me they know they're going to get 150%. It's been that way ever since I stepped out onstage for the first time."

In addition to her amazing career, LaBelle's work as a humanitarian is legendary. A diabetic herself, she has served as a spokesperson for the American Diabetic Association. She has a foundation called The Patti LaBelle Medical Education Scholarship Fund that is administered through the National Medical Association.

A mother of three sons, and with two children of her late sister Jackie, LaBelle's life has been filled with triumph and challenges, both personal and professional. And through it all, she has emerged as a household name whose realness has ensured her a place in the hearts of music lovers year in and year out. "I feel very proud," LaBelle says of her status as one of the world's most beloved musical divas.