Grammy winner and East Orange native Dionne Warwick filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on March 21 in Newark.

Dionne Warwick (Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET)

Warwick is attempting to get out from more than a decade of tax liens and fees from the IRS totaling more than $10 million dollars.

The singer who recently celebrated more than fifty years in show business, has sold over 100 million records, according to her biographer. She began her professional career in 1961 after being discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Her first hit came in 1962 with Don't Make Me Over.

She went on to sell big with songs such as Walk on By, Alfie, Say a Little Prayer, and I'll Never Fall in Love Again.

Her first Grammy Award come in 1968 for Do You Know the Way to San Jose.