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Former disco queen but now a committed Gospel singer Gloria Gaynor has released a new bluesy version of”Amazing Grace.” This is the first single from her forthcoming gospel album Testimony.

Adding new verses to new verses to the iconic hymn, Gaynor has given “Amazing Grace” a new lease of life. “It has long been my deep-seated desire to record a gospel album that would uplift, encourage, inspire and even inform,” Gaynor tells Billboard. “I trust that through my testimony on this album, I am able to do much of that through these songs. I am so very proud of this album, and excited to share the first single, ‘Amazing Grace.’”

 

Known best for her 1979 hit “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor has made her mark as one of disco’s most notable divas.  She is also the receipent of Grammy’s one and only Disco Song of the Year Award. The song has gone through so many permutations that it has been translated into over 20 languages.

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