Happy Birthday to Dionne Warwick, who celebrates her 80th birthday on Saturday (December 12th). Dionne Warwick will always be best known for her classic 1960's hits written by Burt Bacharach and the late-Hal David, including “Don't Make Me Over,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Walk On By”, “Alfie,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “(Theme From) The Valley Of The Dolls,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” “I'll Never Fall In Love Again,” and many others. Last year, Warwick was among the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.
Dionne Warwick recently had a comedic Twitter exchange with Chance The Rapper, in which the music legend posted, “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this. I am now Dionne the Singer.” Chance, an obvious fan, soon responded: “I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms. Warwick.”
Warwick told The New York Post the pair spoke and have agreed to team up on a charity track to benefit her Hunger: Not Impossible initiative. Warwick said, “I didn’t think he would know who Dionne Warwick actually is. And to my surprise, he felt the same way: He was surprised that I knew who he was. And, of course, I knew who he was!”