Loleatta Holloway (born in Chicago,1946) was an American R&B-Disco singer known for her massive hit songs such as "Hit and Run", "Love Sensation" and "Relight My Fire", all of which have been sampled extensively worldwide.
Billboard magazine ranked her as one of the most successful dance artists of all-time. Holloway first began her career singing gospel music, then in the early 70s, she met her future producer, manager (and husband) Floyd Smith which kick-started her impressive recording career.
Shortly after Holloway signed with the Atlanta-based soul music label 'Aware' where she recorded two albums: Loleatta (1973) and Cry to Me (1975).Later, in the mid-70s she signed with top Philadelphia arranger and producer Norman Harris' Gold Mind/Salsoul Records, where she recorded many more top-charting hit singles and launched her career as a disco act. From then on (and until this day) Holloway's songs (which became DJ favourites) were heavily remixed and sampled on a multitude of tracks from renowned acts such as Whitney Houston, Bobby Byrd, Raekwon, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Ice Cube...and MANY others.