Mahalia Jackson was an African-American gospel singer. With her powerful, distinct voice, Mahalia Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and is the first Queen of Gospel Music. She recorded about 35 albums during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers. She had a contralto voice range
Born October 26, 1911, her primary personality traits are represented by the Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign, the Metal Pig. Although the Pig is generally thought of as a gentle sign, the Metal Pig is a fighter. She rarely backs down, and with her super charged emotions, can be a formidable foe. She has great determination and tends to be a workaholic. In a position of authority she can be domineering and inflexible. Fortunately, like Pigs in general, she usually has the best of intentions; so, people will put up with her sometimes abrasive manner.