From the official site:
Thelma Houston came from humble roots to achieve stardom as a disco diva in the 1970s. Before achieving mainstream success with her hit song, "Don't Leave Me this Way," Thelma had already married, had two children, and started a career in the health-care industry. But music had always been a part of her life and its pull was undeniable.
Early in her music career, she was a member of the renowned gospel group, "The Art Reynolds Singers," which brought her to the attention of the Dunhill Label. In 1969 she recorded her first album, "Sunshower," an R&B album produced by legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb. Stardom, however, eluded Thelma for a few more years. Although she signed with Motown in 1971, it wasn't until the 1976 release of the LP "Any Way You Like It" that she found mainstream success. The now classic "Don't Leave Me Baby," a disco-infused dance song, came from this record and brought Thelma worldwide fame and a Grammy award for "Best R&B Female Vocal Performance."
Over the next two decades, Thelma continued to record and perform, scoring hits with songs like "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning," "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love," and "I'm Here Again." She also branched out as an actress, appearing on stage, screen, and television.
Today, when not focusing on various humanitarian causes, Thelma continues to give high-energy performances around the world.