Ranked among the 40 biggest hit makers from the 50’s to the late 90’s, Dionne Warwick celebrates 80 years of life today. Warwick is one of the most-charted vocalists of all time with 56 singles making Billboard’s Top 100 between 1962 and 1988 while 12 of them ranked in the Top 10. She dominated the R&B, Pop and Adult Contemporary charts at the height of her career when the competition for gifted vocalists was much higher than today, and might we add, quite difficult to navigate. Dionne Warwick not only succeeded but she rightfully, gained a reputation for her sass, ferocious personality and witty banter. Warwick has been known to be a true diva, and she brought that same energy to Twitter.
She joined the app in 2012, but leading up to her 80th birthday, the legendary artist has become increasingly active. Truthfully, Dionne Warwick is the best thing to happen to Twitter in 2020 often trolling her celebrities friends and foes.
Her niece Brittani is responsible for teaching Ms. Warwick the ropes on Twitter. W Magazine referred to her as must-follow and she accredits Brittani as her “Social & Branding Director” thanking her millennial niece for helping her “figure this Twitter thing out!”
To commemorate this milestone of an 80th birthday, Dionne Warwick calls her fellow A-list friends to help her celebrate with a cause for A Holiday Musical Birthday Celebration. She is historically known for her philanthropic endeavors as the former Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization. This year Warwick is hosting a virtual party and concert where she intends to raise money for Hunger Not Impossible, which is an organization connecting kids and families with prepaid, nutritious to-go meals from nearby restaurants. The six-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter invites fans and donors to the only place to be before the long awaited Keyshia Cole and Ashanti Verzuz this Saturday (Dec. 12) on the Queen’s actual birthday.
Warwick’s live-streamed birthday celebration will include musical tributes, holiday duets, and a live interview with television producer Anthony “Tony” Cornelius. Chance The Rapper, who is apart of the list of celebrities, Dionne Warwick casually trolls on Twitter will join ChloeXHalle, Johnny Mathis and other notable celebrities who will participate in the celebration.
All are welcome by joining through her website, where fans are urged to buy packages filled with cool perks such as entry into the virtual event, a private Zoom meet-and-greet with the birthday queen and a special shout out from her to you. The event is already a success as it has began raising funds for the Hunger Not Impossible cause, and it seems Warwick is pleased.
Looks like the singer is getting the hang of Twitter and ready to take on her Instagram profile and move onto her next challenge, “Tick Tock.”
The award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, television host and humanitarian is capable of anything she puts her mind to. Now, don’t get it twisted. Dionne Warwick may have Twitter fingers, but she keeps it real IRL as well. The diva has a lot to share and the timeline is so grateful for the time she and her niece have spent learning these new platforms and blessing us with unapologetic thoughts all for a good cause.
Happy 80th Birthday to the originator of fierce and flawless clapbacks, Ms. Dionne Warwick! Be sure to donate to the cause to celebrate 80 years of life, success and giving back for the legendary talent.