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Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA.
|Birth name||Percy Tyrone Sledge|
|Born||November 25, 1940|
Leighton, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||April 14, 2015 74) (aged|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, soul, traditional pop|
|Labels||Atlantic, Capricorn, Monument, Point Blank, Diablo Records, Sledgehammer Records, Virgin|
Having previously worked as a hospital orderly in the early 1960s, Sledge achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Sledge received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.