Pamela Hutchinson was best known as the member of the R&B group The Emotions, an American Grammy Award-winning soul/R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois. Pamela was the youngest sister of the band’s core members Sheila, Wanda, and Jeanette Hutchinson, and sang on their biggest hit single Best Of My Love.
Pamela joined elder sisters Sheila and Wanda after replacing Jeanette.
The Emotions group started out in gospel music but transitioned into R&B and disco music. The Emotions were named by VH1 as one of the 18 most influential girl groups of all time, according to Wikipedia.
During 2000, Pamela eventually rejoined the group, Wikipedia wrote.
Pamela Hutchinson Announced DEAD At 61
Pamela Hutchinson, one of the influential R&B group The Emotions singers, recently passed away on Friday, September 2020, according to a post shared by The Emotions page Sunday.
Pamela was best known for singing ‘Best Of My Love’, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop and R&B charts, and won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals, as well as an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single. “Best of My Love” has also been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
The song also won Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus award in 1976.
News of her death was confirmed on The Emotions’ Facebook page overnight (September 20).
The post also confirmed that Pamela had passed away at the age of 61 on Friday, September 18.
“In loving memory, we are saddened to announce the passing of our sister, Pamela Rose Hutchinson, on Friday, September 18, 2020”, a statement read.
“Pam succumbed to health challenges that she’d been battling for several years. Now our beautiful sister will sing amongst the angels in heaven in perfect peace”.
“We appreciate all kind words, photos, and videos you may want to post for our beloved Pamela and of course your loving prayers”, it read.
“Thank you and as always, You Got The Best of Our Love. The Emotions”.