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Diana Ross

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Detroit, Michigan, USA (1959 – present)

Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross on 26 March 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is an American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. Ross is one of the most successful female artists of her era, both due to her solo work and her role as lead singer of The Supremes during the 1960s.

In 1959, Ross was brought to the attention of Milton Jenkins, the manager of the local doo-wop group The Primes, by Mary Wilson. Primes member Paul Williams convinced Jenkins to enlist Ross in the sister group The Primettes, which included Wilson, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown.

In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the female entertainer of the century. In 1993, The Guinness Book Of World Records pronounced her the most successful female artist ever (the title is now attributed to Madonna), partly due to her combined total of eighteen number-one singles, six of them recorded solo and the remaining dozen from her work with the Supremes.

She was also one of the few pop singers to find modest success in the acting world winning an Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in the 1972 film, “Lady Sings the Blues” as well as having hits with other film roles such as “Mahogany”, “Out of Darkness” and “Double Platinum”, not to mention her role in “The Wiz”.

Ms. Ross has been awarded many lifetime achievement accolades from many organizations and media outlets, including BET, Soul Train, the NAACP Image Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement in 2011.

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  • cathedralheat

    FINALLY! "Baby It's Me" (expanded edition) is available digitally! Now I need a physical copy asap

    20 Nov 2:24am Reply
  • Xmatheus

    DEUSA SAGRADA, MADRINHA DAS GAY

    25 Oct 4:05am Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    Though I am pals with my friend below, I can't get with that statement. Her eponymous debut, "Surrender," "The Boss" (a much better record than "diana"), "Ross" '83, "Take Me Higher" and "Every Day is a New Day" are good front to back albums for Ms. Ross. :)

    11 Oct 11:49am Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    The only full album of hers that I'm massively fussed about is the original Chic mix version of 'Diana'... and yet, that one album is so damn good, it barely matters what else she recorded. JMO.

    26 Sep 11:38pm Reply
  • Fariz_ANP

    memewave

    24 Sep 7:04pm Reply
  • Flatex

    gr8 vapour

    24 Sep 4:43am Reply
  • koabear0

    sped up vaporwave

    3 Sep 12:50am Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    Her music is timeless...and ministerial...I can't get enough of Ms. Diana. Ever!!!

    18 Jun 7:06am Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    This woman right here? The business across eternity. <3

    29 May 2:42am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Upside Down ♥

    23 May 12:29pm Reply
  • Xmatheus

    MARAVILHOSA

    15 May 5:25pm Reply
  • porrayan

    <3

    21 Apr 4:17pm Reply
  • halo_dm2

    When You Tell Me That You Love Me ♥ Touch Me In The Morning ♥

    7 Apr 6:07am Reply
  • discotequedude

    I reached 1,100 plays of Diana in my library with the song "My Man (Mon Homme)".

    1 Apr 1:16am Reply
  • PrncsB

    <3 Hope your Bday was SUPREME!!!! x

    27 Mar 6:46pm Reply
  • Hzlegend

    Can't believe she's already 70! Happy Birthday, Diana! :) [2]

    27 Mar 4:44am Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    #HBD to the number one Detroit Dame!

    27 Mar 2:23am Reply
  • FrameBuster

    Happy birthday!

    26 Mar 10:49pm Reply
  • Kimiyou_Suiren

    Can't believe she's already 70! Happy Birthday, Diana! :)

    26 Mar 9:29pm Reply
  • discotequedude

    I reached 1,000 play of Diana in my library with the song "Eaten Alive" (Extended Mix).

    26 Mar 6:19pm Reply
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