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Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1939) is an American singer, best known for singles like "Killing Me Softly" and "Where Is the Love", many of which were duets with Donny Hathaway.

Flack began her professional career recording for Atlantic Records without much success, until one of her earliest recordings, "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face", was included on the soundtrack to Play Misty for Me, becoming a #1 hit in 1972 (see 1972 in music).

Flack soon began working with Hathaway, with her second number one hit being "Killing Me Softly" (1973; see 1973 in music). She and Hathaway continued recording successfully together until Hathaway's suicide in 1979 (see 1979 in music). She began working with Peabo Bryson with more limited success, though she has charted with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" (1983; see 1983 in music) and "Set the Night to Music" (1991; see 1991 in music), a duet with Maxi Priest.