Mavis Staples, rhythm & blues and gospel singer. She is known for songs with her family's band, The Staple Singers. Her voice has been sampled by some of the biggest hip-hop artists, and she has recorded with a wide variety of musicians. She won a Grammy for her album You Are Not Alone, & was awarded a doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. When asked about her past personal relationship with Bob Dylan, she admitted that Dylan had asked her father for her hand in marriage.