Wilson won her first Grammy Award in 1965 for best R&B recording for her album, "How Glad I Am," according to IMDb. She also won Grammys for her albums "R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) in 2005, and "Turned to Blue" in 2007.
She retired from live performances in 2011.
Wilson was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, according to IMDb.
In addition to her singing career, Wilson appeared on radio, television and film. Her credits include "Hawaii Five-O" and "Police Story," and she hosted NPR's "Jazz Profiles" for many years, according to the AP.
Wilson was active in the civil rights movement and participated in the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, according to the AP. She received an NAACP Image Award in 1998, according to IMDb.