Diana Ross

Diana Ross



Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and are the best charting girl group in US history, [1] as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Ross' success as lead singer of the Supremes helped to make it possible for future African-American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success.[citation needed] The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child", and "Someday We'll Be Together".

Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, which contained the Top 20 Pop hit "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and the number-one Pop hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track reached number 1, as her second solo hit. That same year, her album Lady Sings the Blues, which was the original soundtrack of her film based on the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday, went to no. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling more than 300,000 copies within its first 8 days of release. By 1976, the Mahogany soundtrack included her third number-one hit, "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". Her eponymous 1976 album included her fourth number-one hit, "Love Hangover". In 1979, Ross released the album The Boss. Her 1980 semi-eponymous album Diana reached number 2 on the US Billboard albums chart, and spawned the number-one hit "Upside Down", and the international hit "I'm Coming Out". After leaving Motown, Ross achieved her sixth and final US number-one Pop hit, with the duet "Endless Love", composed for the Brooke Shields film of the same name, by and performed with former Commodores front man, Lionel Richie. Ross and Richie performed the song on the telecast for the 54th Academy Awards, where the song was nominated in the category of "Best Song".

Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award-nominated performance for her performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972). She also starred in two other films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), later acting in the television films Out of Darkness (1994), for which she also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum (1999). Ross was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied. In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes, alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. She is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but later became the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named her the 50th most successful dance artist of all time.[2]



Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection
Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection is an album by musical artist Diana Ross, released on November 17, 2017.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't No Mountain High Enough is a song by musical artist Diana Ross, released on November 3, 2017.
The Supremes
Endless Love
"Endless Love" is a song written by Lionel Richie and originally recorded as a duet between Richie and fellow soul singer Diana Ross.

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Diana Ross' sister is running for a Michigan House seat
  –  February 24, 2018
Rita Ross, the youngest sister of famed singer Diana Ross, entered the race in late January. While there is currently no website or online presence for the campaigns, records list her as a Democratic candidate. Late Thursday night, the singer tweeted her ...
Samantha Jade Covers Cher, Diana Ross & ABBA On New Disco LP
  –  February 23, 2018
The “Firestarter” singer puts her own spin on the genre with “Roller ... It’s such an honor to pay tribute to some of the most iconic divas such as Donna Summer, Cher and Diana Ross. I’ve always been inspired by disco, soul funk and dance ...
Samantha Jade Covers Cher, Diana Ross & ABBA On New Disco LP
  –  February 23, 2018
Samantha Jade has certainly had an interesting career. Discovered as a teenager, the Aussie pop star was signed to Jive Records and moved to LA. She landed a minor hit with the theme song to “Step Up” in 2006 and recorded an unreleased album with Max ...
How a Toronto church helped newcomers lay down roots and live the Canadian Dream
  –  March 6, 2018
Wintley Phipps, who as a teenager would enthrall the west-end church with his basso profundo voice, went on to sing for six U.S. presidents from Reagan to Obama — not to mention global giants such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Oprah and Diana Ross.
Diana Ross would be proud! Zendaya's makeup artist reveals how she created the star's glam Oscar beauty look inspired by 1970's movie 'Mahogany'
  –  March 5, 2018
Zendaya is always a standout on the red carpet and last night's Academy Awards were no different. The 21-year-old was a vision in a look inspired by 1970's 'Mahogany' glam. 'Her stylist Law (Roach) and I wanted to give her a beautiful bronze and sculpted ...
Zuri Hall Talks Being an Oscars 2018 Red Carpet Host
  –  March 5, 2018
I loved Viola Davis at the [Golden] Globes with that huge Afro moment, giving that Diana Ross realness, so I'm excited to see what she has up her sleeve. You know who else I like? Margot Robbie. She’s a really stunning down-to-earth person, so I'm ...
Review: Motown the Musical
  –  March 5, 2018
Throughout the entire musical, the Broadway stars danced and sang to almost 60 songs by Motown artists, including The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Supremes, Diana Ross, The Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder. Each cast ...
The Best-Dressed Celebrities at The Oscars 2018
  –  March 5, 2018
The look definitely had a disco vibe to it, which was highlighted by a matching Roger Vivier clutch, large diamond hoops by Norman Silverman and Diana Ross-esque hairdo. Dressed in a spiffy bronze blazer by Brunello Cucinelli and sleek Tod’s shoes ...
On the night before the Oscars, the stars shine bright at the Charles Finch and Chanel dinner
  –  March 5, 2018
“This is the most beautiful bag I’ve ever seen. It’s like a piece of jewelry.” Meanwhile, Ross’ hairstyle evoked visions of her mother, Diana Ross. “I can’t help it,” she laughed. “From her womb, I came. I thought, ‘Lean into the frizz ...
See 'Em On Stage and Delgado Present THE WIZ
  –  March 5, 2018
A big-budget movie adaptation (which has gone on to achieve cult status) was released in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. A live television production, The Wiz, Live! was broadcast on NBC in 2015 to high ratings and critical acclaim.
Vinyl enthusiasts celebrate the record revolution
  –  March 3, 2018
More than 40 vendors filled the hall with a variety of records, everything from The Beatles to Diana Ross. Along with records, attendees could also purchase other memorabilia. Organizers said that even with the technology of CDs and MP3s that vinyl records ...
Rock legend Jimi Hendrix played Columbus 50 years ago
  –  March 2, 2018
Sonny & Cher had played Vets on Feb. 29, and the Hendrix concert would be followed by Diana Ross & The Supremes on March 11. Vets Memorial, built in 1955, was razed in 2015 to make way for a modern structure that will be the National Veterans Memorial and ...
12 Voices: Combining Black History and Love
  –  March 2, 2018
I can still hear that line from the always debonair Billy Dee Williams to his character’s love interest in the film, Diana Ross. “Success is NOTHING without someone you love to share it with.” Classic. Black Love at its finest. I’ll even count the ...
FSCJ Artist Series: Receive 15% off MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
  –  March 2, 2018
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.
Review: 'Motown: The Musical ' a smooth slide through Motown history
  –  March 2, 2018
Gordy: “It’s what’s in the groove that counts.” That groove spins through more than two hours of hits from the artists he molded into stars: love interest Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations ...
The Public Theater Presents Jomama Jones in BLACK LIGHT
  –  February 28, 2018
Through a story inspired by the Black American Freedom Movement and Afromysticism, and songs influenced by Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, the radiant Jomama Jones will leave you spellbound. She challenges her audiences to: illuminate the hidden ...
A Tonic for Our Current Crossroads, Jomama Jones’s “Black Light” Glows
  –  February 27, 2018
(Musical influences include Prince and Diana Ross.) Between songs, she dishes out two extended anecdotes about growth and change. In one, her childhood self visits a Southern aunt, initially scorning the elder relation for having a bum arm and weird ...
model jordun love recreates iconic black hairstyles from album covers
  –  February 26, 2018
Songs by iconic artists like Michael Jackson, Grandmaster Flash, and Diana Ross. Recognising this, model Jordun Love created a deeply personal ode to black musicians for Black History Month. He recreated the album covers of Janet Jackson’s The Velvet ...
Vibrant in velour? Tracee Ellis Ross gets mixed reviews in gold-and-blue ensemble at American Black Film Festival
  –  February 26, 2018
Tracee Ellis Ross is always a style risk-taker (just like her iconic mother, Diana Ross!) -- but her outfit at this year's 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards wasn't one of our favorites! The actress wore a chunky turtleneck velour gown Sunday ...
We Tried It: I Wore Oprah's Wigs for a Day - and Now Have Her Confidence for Life
  –  February 26, 2018
The wig definitely gave me Oprah-level confidence. For the over-the-top Diana Ross-inspired look, Mangrum curled pieces at the front of my hair that would be exposed and left the rest wrapped and pinned. I’d expected the second wig to be a lot heavier ...
Diana Ross' sister is running for a Michigan House seat
  –  February 24, 2018
Elections for the state's House of Representatives will take place this year, and all 110 seats are up for grabs. In the 5th district, which encompasses much of Southwest Detroit, there's one candidate with a bit of star power in the running. Rita Ross ...
Samantha Jade Covers Cher, Diana Ross & ABBA On New Disco LP
  –  February 23, 2018
Samantha Jade has certainly had an interesting career. Discovered as a teenager, the Aussie pop star was signed to Jive Records and moved to LA. She landed a minor hit with the theme song to “Step Up” in 2006 and recorded an unreleased album with Max ...
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Shangela Chooses Between Cher, Diana Ross & Madonna in '1 Has 2 Go'
  –  February 20, 2018
Shangela Laquifa Wadley, who is currently in the running to take home the crown on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3, took some time to play “1 Has 2 Go” with Billboard, choosing between musical icons, dating apps, and much more. Asked to choose ...
Lionel Richie on working with Diana Ross and how he wrote the song 'Endless Love'
  –  February 13, 2018
"What I wrote as 'Endless Love' and what I sang are two different things because there were certain parts that she just killed on," Richie recalled.


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