Dionne Warwick: ‘Just Have to Manifest’ After 62 Years in Music—’Awful Lot to Be Done’


Dionne Warwick will continue her career.

After 62 years of working in the music industry, the iconic singer who is known for her song “Walk On By” stated that she still has a lot of work to do during her appearance as a guest on the episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show that aired on Thursday.

In response to the question posed by host Jennifer Hudson regarding how she feels about “hearing all of your accomplishments,” the five-time Grammy award winner stated, “I haven’t done ’em all yet.”

The question “What would you say is left to be done?” was posed by Hudson, who was taken aback after hearing her response.

The response that Warwick gave was, “Oh my heavens, there is an awful lot of work to be done.” That’s right, there is. It is only necessary for me to arrange them in the correct order. Also, make them manifest.”

Warwick, who began her career as a young girl singing gospel music, also gave some light on what she believes has contributed to her long and successful career. She began her career as a singer.

“Being at the right place at the right time,” she started talking. When you are surrounded by the proper people. In addition, having faith in the gifts that my Heavenly Father has bestowed upon me.

Warwick continued by saying, “It kind of all came together and became whatever this is,” and Hudson chimed in, saying, “An icon!” A living legend.”

Warwick worked with fellow music legend Dolly Parton for the first time earlier this year. The 77-year-old country artist gave Warwick a song that she wanted her to record, and Warwick agreed to participate in the recording of the tune.

When that happened, she sent me another song, which is the one that we are going to perform together as a duet. ‘Peace Like a River’ is the name of the gospel hymn in question. During an interview I made on The Tamron Hall Show in January, Warwick stated that she was the author of the piece.

To tell you the truth, I am quite thrilled about this. There have been a lot of duets that I’ve performed throughout the years, but this one is going to be particularly special.

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For the film The Bodyguard, which was released in 1992, Whitney Houston, Warwick’s cousin, recorded a rendition of Dolly Parton’s ballad “I Will Always Love You,” which was originally released in 1974. This was the beginning of a special link between the two superstars.

“Her presence that is still very much with us is something that she possessed. In reference to the late Whitney Houston, who passed away in 2012, Warwick stated that her legacy is comprised of her music, her sound, and her voice.

In addition, Warwick acknowledged another first during the conversation that took place on Thursday. She mentioned that she will be receiving the Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime artistic achievement on December 3.

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The words “I’m thrilled about it” were spoken by Warwick. “I’m very very excited to be recognized for these 62 years I’ve been in this industry making music.”

When she was asked by PEOPLE in September what she thought of the accolade, she responded with a joke. She stated, “It’s about time,” and everyone agreed.

Regarding her professional life, Warwick continued, “It’s still a lot of fun. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t be doing it. When it turns into a job, that is the point at which you will no longer look at me.


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