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Diana Ross
Diana Ross at the 62nd Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on March 26, 1990.
Background information
Birth name Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
Born March 26, 1944 (1944-03-26) (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genre(s) R&B, soul, disco, jazz, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 1959–present
Label(s) Motown, RCA
Associated
acts
The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye
Website www.dianaross.com

Diane Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and Academy Award nominated actress, whose musical repertoire spans pop, R&B, soul, disco and jazz. Ross first gained prominence as lead of the successful girl group The Supremes, before establishing a successful solo career in 1970. During the 1970s and 1980s, Ross became one of the most successful female artists of the rock era, also crossing over into film, television and Broadway. Over the course of her career, Ross has been awarded a Tony Award for the music special An Evening with Diana Ross (1977), seven American Music Awards, and a special Golden Globe Award for her leading role in the Billie Holiday biographical film Lady Sings the Blues (1972). In addition, Ross has been nominated for twelve Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress. 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In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the female entertainer of the century. Guinness World Records declared Diana Ross as the most successful female music artist of the 20th century with a total of eighteen American number-one singles: twelve as lead singer of The Supremes and six as a solo artist. Ross was the first female solo artist to score six number-ones. She is also one of the few artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of the Supremes. It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Guinness World Records 2007 edition. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


In 1999, she was ranked #38 on VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll". This article is about the year. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...

Contents

Biography

The Supremes

The Supremes in 1965: (left to right) Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross.
The Supremes in 1965: (left to right) Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross.
Main article: The Supremes

Ross was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, although her family briefly lived in Bessemer, Alabama due to her mother's illness. Her family moved back to Detroit when Ross was fourteen years old and they lived in the Brewster-Douglass projects. The following year, Ross began her music career with neighborhood friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Betty McGlown as the doo-wop quartet the Primettes, a sister group to local act The Primes (later The Temptations). After signing to Motown Records in 1961 and replacing McGlown with Barbara Martin, they changed the name of the group to The Supremes. Barbara Martin left the group shortly afterwards, and The Supremes carried on as a trio. Album cover of American recording group The Supremes from Amazon. ... Album cover of American recording group The Supremes from Amazon. ... Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman, nicknamed Flo or Blondie, (June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976) was an American singer, and one of the original lead singers of the Motown act The Supremes. ... Mary Wilson (born 6 March 1944 in Greenville, Mississippi) is an American singer best known for her work as a member of the Motown soul and pop group The Supremes. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Bessemer is an American city and suburb of Birmingham located in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... From historic marker on the site of Brewster Homes “Between 1910 and 1940 Detroit’s African American population increased dramatically. ... Mary Wilson (born 6 March 1944 in Greenville, Mississippi) is an American singer best known for her work as a member of the Motown soul and pop group The Supremes. ... Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman, nicknamed Flo or Blondie, (June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976) was an American singer, and one of the original lead singers of the Motown act The Supremes. ... Betty McGlown was an African American singer, one of the founding members of THe Primettes, later known as The Supremes. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ... A quartet is a group of four identical or similar objects, or a grouping of four persons for a common purpose. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... Barbara Martin was a short lived Primette and Supreme who joined the group after the departure of Betty Mc Glown in 1960. ...


Ross sang lead on all of the group's early singles, save for 1961's "Buttered Popcorn", led by Ballard. These singles were not successes, and Ross worked for a time as Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr.'s secretary for additional income. Feeling that Ross' soprano voice would allow the Supremes to crossover to mainstream audiences, Gordy made her the official lead singer of the group in late 1963. The same year, the Supremes had their first hit, the Holland-Dozier-Holland composition "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes". More H-D-H written and produced pop hits soon followed, with an unprecedented ten Supremes singles, among them "Where Did Our Love Go", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", and "You Keep Me Hangin' On", becoming number one Billboard Hot 100 hits between 1964 and 1967. Berry Gordy, Jr. ... This article is about the singing voice part. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... Where Did Our Love Go is a 1964 hit song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ... Stop! In the Name of Love is a 1965 number-one single recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ... You Cant Hurry Love is a 1966 hit song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ... You Keep Me Hangin On is a 1966 hit song originally recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


By 1967 the Supremes were the most successful act on the Motown label, with Ross established as the focal point of the group. That year, Florence Ballard was replaced by Cindy Birdsong of Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles, and the group's name was changed to "Diana Ross & the Supremes." The group continued a accelerated pace of network TV show appearances, supper club gigs and recording time, working a revolving team of producers after Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in late 1967. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Cindy Birdsong (center) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP. Cindy Birdsong (born Cynthia Ann Birdsong on December 15, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey) is an African-American singer. ... Labelle was an American R&B group, who successfully melded dance music with funk and glam rock, resulting in such memorable songs as Lady Marmalade. The group was led by Patti LaBelle, who later had a successful solo career. ...


In 1968, "Love Child" returned the Supremes to number-one, followed by their duet with The Temptations, "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me". "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" went to number-two, and for the second out of three times in their career, The Supremes had two songs in the Top 10 simultaneously. Diana Ross & the Supremes became the most successful American musical group of the 1960s, and the second most successful international group of the decade, falling short only to The Beatles. Love Child is a 1968 #1 hit single released by the Motown label as a single for Diana Ross & the Supremes, although Diana Ross is the only member of the group present on the record. ... Im Gonna Make You Love Me is a soul song, written in 1967 by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Jerry Ross. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


Leaving the Supremes

Motown began plans to have Ross start a solo career in 1968. Television specials such as TCB (1968) and G.I.T. on Broadway (1969) were designed to spotlight Ross as a star in her own right, and much of the later Ross-led Supremes material was recorded by Ross with session singers The Andantes, not Wilson and Birdsong, on backing vocals. TCB was a 1968 live television special produced by Motown Productions and George Schlatter-Ed Friendly Productions. ... G.I.T. on Broadway was a 1969 live television special produced by Motown Productions and George Schlatter-Ed Friendly Productions. ... The Andantes were a prolific female session singing group for the Motown record label during the 1960s. ...


By the summer of 1969, Jean Terrell was chosen by Gordy to be Ross' replacement and Ross began her first solo recordings. In November of the same year, three years after it was first rumored, Billboard magazine confirmed Ross' exit from the group to begin her solo career. In conjunction with the start of her solo career, Ross introduced Motown's newest act, The Jackson 5, to national audiences. Jean Terrell (left) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP. Jean Terrell (born November 26, 1944 in Belzoni, Mississippi) is an American R&B and jazz singer, best known for having replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes in 1970. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ...


Ross began her solo sessions with a number of producers, including Bones Howe and Johnny Bristol. Her first track with Bristol, "Someday We'll Be Together", was tagged as her first solo single; it was instead issued as the final Diana Ross & the Supremes release. "Someday We'll Be Together" was the twelfth and the final number-one hit for the Supremes, and the last American number-one hit of the 1960s. Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1970. Johnny Bristol (born John William Bristol; February 3, 1939 - March 21, 2004), was an African American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Someday Well Be Together is a 1969 recording released as a single for Diana Ross & The Supremes by the Motown label on October 14, 1969. ... The New Frontier is a hotel and casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada that has been operating continually since October 30, 1942. ... Vegas redirects here. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early solo career

Ross' first solo LP, Diana Ross, featured her first solo number-one hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
Ross' first solo LP, Diana Ross, featured her first solo number-one hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

After a half-year of recording material with various producers, Ross settled with the production team of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the creative force behind Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's hit duets. Ashford and Simpson helmed most of Ross' first album, Diana Ross, and would continue to write and produce for Ross for the next decade. Image File history File links Dianasolo. ... Image File history File links Dianasolo. ... Although later retitled Aint No Mountain High Enough to get buyers into it thanks to the song of the same names absolute success, 1970s Diana Ross album was the ultimate test to see if the former Supremes frontwoman could make it as a solo act and with... Aint No Mountain High Enough is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. ... Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful songwriting/ production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ... Although later retitled Aint No Mountain High Enough to get buyers into it thanks to the song of the same names absolute success, 1970s Diana Ross album was the ultimate test to see if the former Supremes frontwoman could make it as a solo act and with...


In May 1970, Diana Ross was released on Motown. The first single, the gospel-influenced "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)", peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, a cover of Gaye and Terrell's 1967 hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", was an international hit, and gave Ross her first #1 pop single as a solo artist. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" garnered Ross a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. Gospel, from the Old English good tidings is a calque of Greek () used in the New Testament (see Etymology below). ... Reach Out and Touch (Somebodys Hand) was the debut solo single for Motown legend Diana Ross, released in 1970. ... Aint No Mountain High Enough is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


In 1971, Motown released Ross's second album Everything is Everything, which garnered Ross's first UK number one solo single, "I'm Still Waiting". Several months later, Ross released Surrender, which garnered the top 20 pop hit, "Remember Me". That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, Diana!. Featuring guest appearances by The Jackson 5, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas, Ross' special continued her popularity with her middle of the road fan base. Everything Is Everything was the sophomore album by singer Diana Ross released in 1971. ... Im Still Waiting is a popular song by Diana Ross. ... Surrender was a 1971 album by singer Diana Ross, her third solo LP for the Motown label. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Danny Thomas (January 6, 1914 - February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor of Lebanese Maronite Catholic descent. ...


By this point, Motown Records had relocated to the West Coast, specifically Hollywood. Berry Gordy decided it was time the company ventured out once more in new territory, so he focused much of his attention on developing a motion pictures company and set his sights on making Ross a movie star. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


Lady Sings the Blues

Diana Ross' film debut, the Billie Holliday biographical film Lady Sings the Blues, was a notable success.
Diana Ross' film debut, the Billie Holliday biographical film Lady Sings the Blues, was a notable success.

In late-1971, it was announced that Diana Ross was going to play jazz icon Billie Holiday in a Motown-produced biographical film loosely based on Holiday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. From the moment the film was announced, critics ridiculed Ross throughout the media: Ross and Holiday were miles apart from each other in style and appearance. Ross soldiered on, immersing herself into Holiday's music and life story. Diana actually knew little about Holiday, and wasn't a big fan of jazz in general. She did not attempt to imitate Holiday's voice, instead, Ross focused on adapting Holiday's vocal phrasing. According to a television documentary, Ross studied Holiday's character so well that Motown executive Suzanne de Passe says Gordy told her to "put a little Diana back into it". Image File history File links Lady_sings_the_blues. ... Image File history File links Lady_sings_the_blues. ... Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959), also called Lady Day is generally considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. ... Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 biographical film which tells the story of blues singer Billie Holliday. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later nicknamed Lady Day (see Jazz royalty regarding similar nicknames), was an American jazz singer, generally regarded as one of the great female jazz vocalists of the twentieth century. ... Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 biographical film which tells the story of blues singer Billie Holliday. ... Suzanne de Passe (born in 1948 in New York City, New York) is an African-American entertainment executive; the CEO of television production company de Passe Entertainment. ...


Opening in October 1972, Lady Sings the Blues was a phenomenal success, and Ross' performance drew universal rave reviews. The movie co-starred Brian's Song star Billy Dee Williams, who played Holiday's lover, Louis McKay. Also appearing was, in his film debut, comedian and actor Richard Pryor, who played the "Piano Man". In 1973, Ross was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for "Best Actress". Winning a Golden Globe for Best Newcomer, Ross lost the Best Actress Oscar to her friend Liza Minnelli, for her role in Cabaret. The soundtrack album for Lady Sings the Blues went to number-one album on the Billboard 200 for two weeks, and reportedly sold 300,000 copies during its first eight days of release. The soundtrack also garnered accolades for Ross, as critics praised her for "suggesting Billie Holiday" with her delivery and expertly capturing Holiday's intricate phrasing. Dannys Song Two Scene 1, Dannys House* Dannys Mom (watching Dannys song):UMAHHHSHS Movie, WHERES MY JACK DANIELS Dannys Dad:Here it is Dannys Mom:Get outta here fanboy Me:Tell em steve dave Dannys Mom:Im gonna go see dannys o umaaaahhhhhhh... Billy Dee Williams (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor who for a period in the 1970s rivaled Sidney Poitier as the most popular black actor in American film. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Ross' continued career in music and film

Ross' second self-titled release, Diana Ross (1976), featured the number-one hits "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" and "Love Hangover".
Ross' second self-titled release, Diana Ross (1976), featured the number-one hits "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" and "Love Hangover".

In 1971, Ross and Motown labelmate Marvin Gaye had begun an album of duets. The two singers clashed over Gaye's refusal to stop smoking marijuana in the studio to appease Ross, then pregnant with her second child Tracee Ellis Ross. As a result, the duets album, Diana & Marvin, was completed in separate studios in 1972. Upon its 1973 release, Diana & Marvin proved to be a success, with their cover of The Stylistics' "You Are Everything" becoming a Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom. Image File history File links Diana76. ... Image File history File links Diana76. ... Diana Ross again appeared as a title on the singers album when it was released in 1976. ... Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where Youre Going To?) (often covered as Do You Know Where Youre Going To? (Theme from Mahogany)) is a song written by Michael Masser & Gerald Goffin, and recorded by American singer Diana Ross as the theme to the 1975 Motown/Paramount film... Love Hangover was a very successful and popular single for legendary Motown diva Diana Ross when it was released in 1976. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Cannabis is a plant genus which includes the species Cannabis sativa and is also known as hemp, marijuana, marihuana, ganja, dope, pot, weed, grass or Mary Jane. ... Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Diana & Marvin was the successful duets project released by legendary soul singers Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye in 1973. ... The Stylistics was one of the best-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... You Are Everything is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed. ...


The Michael Masser-composed ballad, "Touch Me in the Morning", became Ross' second number-one pop single as a solo artist in 1973. A resulting Touch Me in the Morning LP was a Top 10 success in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and the title track earned Ross a second Grammy nomination. Touch Me in the Morning was a successful single by Motown and soul music icon Diana Ross when released as a single in 1973. ...


In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany. The story of an aspiring fashion designer who becomes a runway model and the toast of the industry, Mahogany was a troubled production from early on. The film's original director, Tony Richardson, was fired during production and Berry Gordy assumed the director's chair himself. In addition, Gordy and Ross clashed during filming, with Ross leaving the production before shooting was completed. While a box office hit, the film was not a critical success: Time magazine's review of the film chastised Gordy for "squandering one of America's most natural resources: Diana Ross."[1] Mahogany is a 1975 feature film, directed by Berry Gordy, produced by Motown Productions and released to theaters by Paramount Pictures. ... Tony Richardson (June 5, 1928 - November 14, 1991) was a British theatre and film director and producer. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Ross hit number-one on the pop charts twice in 1976 with "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)", and the disco single "Love Hangover". The successes of these singles made her 1976 album, Diana Ross, her fourth LP to reach the Top 10. In 1977, her Broadway one-woman show earned the singer a special Tony Award. That same show was televised as a special on NBC and later released as An Evening with Diana Ross. Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where Youre Going To?) (often covered as Do You Know Where Youre Going To? (Theme from Mahogany)) is a song written by Michael Masser & Gerald Goffin, and recorded by American singer Diana Ross as the theme to the 1975 Motown/Paramount film... This article is about the music genre. ... Love Hangover was a very successful and popular single for legendary Motown diva Diana Ross when it was released in 1976. ... Diana Ross again appeared as a title on the singers album when it was released in 1976. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


That same year, Motown acquired the film rights to the popular Broadway play The Wiz, an African-American reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Although teenage Stephanie Mills, a veteran of the play, was originally cast as Dorothy, Diana Ross convinced Universal Pictures producer Rob Cohen to have Ross cast as Dorothy, As a result, the eleven-year old protagonist of the story was altered into a shy twenty-four year old schoolteacher from Harlem, New York. Among Ross' costars in the film were Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, and her former label mate and protégé Michael Jackson from the Jackson 5. Upon its October 1978 release, the film adaptation of The Wiz was a costly commercial and critical failure, and was Ross' final film for Motown. The accompanying soundtrack album, however, sold over 850,000 copies. This article is about the stage musical. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today... For the film, see The Wizard of Oz (1939 film). ... Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957 in Harlem, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer and former Broadway star. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Director Rob Cohen on the set of Stealth Rob Cohen (born March 12, 1949 in Cornwall, New York, USA) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Nipsey Russell Julius Nipsey Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an African American comedian, best known for being a guest panelist on many 1970s and 1980s game shows, such as Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. ... Ted Ross (June 30, 1934 - September 3, 2002), born Theodore Ross Roberts in Zanesville, Ohio, was an American actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in the Black pride-era classic The Wiz, an all-African American reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... The Wiz is a 1978 American musical film (see 1978 in film) produced by Motown Productions and Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on October 24, 1978. ...

Diana Ross' landmark 1980 album, diana, was her final LP for Motown Records before leaving for RCA the following year.
Diana Ross' landmark 1980 album, diana, was her final LP for Motown Records before leaving for RCA the following year.

Resuming her becalmed singing career in 1979, Ross re-teamed with Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson for the album The Boss, which became Ross' first gold-certified album (Motown sales records before 1977 were not audited by the RIAA, and therefore none of Motown's pre-1977 releases were awarded certifications). In 1980, Ross released her first RIAA platinum-certified disc, "diana," produced by Chic's front men Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The album included two of Ross' most successful and familiar solo hits, her fifth number-one single, "Upside Down", and the Top 5 single "I'm Coming Out". diana is Ross' most successful studio album to date, peaking at number-two on the Billboard 200 chart for three weeks and selling over six million copies. Image File history File linksMetadata Diana_ross. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Diana_ross. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Diana is a 1980 album by American R&B singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... The Boss is a 1979 album released by Diana Ross on the Motown label. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Diana is a 1980 album by American R&B singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... Upside Down also known as Inside Out or even Left Side Right Side was a successful single by Hotown legend Diana Ross. ... Im Coming Out was a hit single by Motown legend Diana Ross, released in 1980. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Ross scored a Top 10 hit in late 1980 with the theme song to the 1980 film It's My Turn. The following year, she collaborated with former Commodores singer-songwriter Lionel Richie on the theme song for the film Endless Love. The Academy Award-nominated "Endless Love" single became Ross' final hit on Motown Records, and the Number One Record of the year. Feeling that Motown, and in particular Gordy, were keeping her from freely expressing herself, and not according her financial parity, Ross left Motown for $20 million contract to sign with RCA Records, ending her twenty-year tenure with the label. The Ross-RCA deal was the most money ever paid to an artist until Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and Janet Jackson all signed deals many years after Ross'. When "Endless Love" hit number-one in 1981, Ross became the first female artist in music history to place six singles at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing Barbra Streisand's four number-ones, Donna Summer's four number-ones and Olivia Newton-John's four #1's and Cher's four number-ones. "Endless Love" remains the most successful duet in pop history. The Commodores were a highly successful funk/soul band of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Endless Love is the name of three artistic bodies of work. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Endless Love is the name of three artistic bodies of work. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ...


Ross' career during the 1980s and 1990s

Why Do Fools Fall in Love was Ross' debut LP for Ross Records distributed by RCA Records.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love was Ross' debut LP for Ross Records distributed by RCA Records.

Diana Ross' RCA Records debut, the platinum-selling Why Do Fools Fall in Love, was issued in the summer of 1981. The album yielded Top 10 hits such as the title track "Why Do Fools Fall in Love", a remake of the 1956 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers classic of the same name, and the single "Mirror Mirror". Image File history File links Diana-fools. ... Image File history File links Diana-fools. ... Why Do Fools Fall in Love is a 1981 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the RCA label. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Why Do Fools Fall in Love is a 1981 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the RCA label. ... Why Do Fools Fall in Love was originally a 1956 hit song by doo-wop group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and later revived 25 years later by soul singer Diana Ross in 1981. ... Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 - February 27, 1968) was the leader of a doo wop group called The Teenagers. ... Mirror Mirror is a 1981 rock-styled song recorded by American singer Diana Ross, released as a single in 1982 on the RCA label. ...


In 1983, Ross reunited with former Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong for the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. The three singers performed their 1969 number-one hit "Someday We'll Be Together", although altercations on stage between Ross and Wilson became an issue during the taping of the special. Wilson conspired with Birdsong to take a step forward every time Ross did. Wilson did not follow the script set by producer Suzanne DePasse which did not go over well with Ross. Ross was to introduce Berry Gordy, however Wilson took it upon herself to do so, at which point Ross pulled Wilson's hand down and said "It's been taken care of." Ross then proceeded to introduce Gordy herself.[2] These incidents were excised from the final edit of the taped special, but still made their way into the news media; People magazine reported that "Ross [did] some elbowing to get Wilson out of the spotlight."[3] Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... Mary Wilson (born 6 March 1944 in Greenville, Mississippi) is an American singer best known for her work as a member of the Motown soul and pop group The Supremes. ... Cindy Birdsong (center) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP. Cindy Birdsong (born Cynthia Ann Birdsong on December 15, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey) is an African-American singer. ... Someday Well Be Together is a 1969 recording released as a single for Diana Ross & The Supremes by the Motown label on October 14, 1969. ...


Later that year, Ross held a much-heralded concert in Central Park, the proceeds of which were to go towards building a playground in the singer's name. Fifteen minutes into the show, which was being filmed for Showtime cable television, it began to rain, and as she urged the crowd of 300,000 to safely exit the venue, Ross announced that she would continue the performance the next day. Ross' actions drew praise within the mainstream press. That next day, over 500,000 people came back for one of the largest free concerts in the park's history. However, the second show generated controversy. New York mayor Ed Koch objected to the expenses of a second show. To settle the matter, Ross personally wrote a check for an estimated $250,000 to cover the remaining costs. Although Koch's objections slowed the progress, the Diana Ross Playground was finally built three years later.[4] Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... Edward Irving Koch (born December 12, 1924; pronounced to rhyme with Scotch) was a United States Congressman from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. ... The Diana Ross Playground is located in New York Citys Central Park, near the corner of West 81st Street and Central Park West. ...


Other hit singles recorded by Ross for RCA included "Muscles" (1982), "Swept Away" (1984), "Missing You" (1984), "Eaten Alive" (1985) and the UK number-one single, "Chain Reaction" (1986). Hit albums during this period included the gold-certified albums, Silk Electric and Swept Away, the latter being the last top forty charted album in Ross' career for two decades. While Ross continued to have success overseas as the 1980s continued, she began to struggle on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1989, after leaving RCA, Diana Ross returned to Motown, where Ross was now both a part-owner and a recording artist. Muscles is a 1982 soul single written and produced by Michael Jackson and performed by American R&B/soul singer Diana Ross. ... Swept Away is a rock-flavored dance song written by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates and recorded as a single by singer Diana Ross, who released it as a single on the RCA label in 1984. ... Missing You is a 1984 single recorded by R&B singer Diana Ross. ... Eaten Alive is a 1985 single released by Diana Ross on the RCA label. ... Chain Reaction was a hit single for Diana Ross. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Silk Electric is a 1982 album released by American R&B singer Diana Ross on the RCA label. ... Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


In 1989, Diana Ross released her first Motown album in eight years, the Nile Rodgers-produced Workin' Overtime. Despite a top three R&B hit with the title track, the album failed to find a pop audience in America, much as Ross' later RCA releases has. Subsequent follow-ups such as 1991's The Force Behind the Power, 1995's Take Me Higher and 1999's Every Day is a New Day produced the same results in the US. Workin Overtime is a 1989 album released by American soul singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... The Force Behind the Power is a 1991 album released by Diana Ross on the Motown label. ... Take Me Higher is a 1995 album by American soul singer Diana Ross released on the Motown label. ... Every Day is a New Day is a 1999 album released by American soul singer Diana Ross, on the Motown label. ...


Ross still had success with her latter-day Motown albums and singles in the United Kingdom and Europe, however, scoring Top 10 UK Hits with "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (1991), "Take Me Higher" (1995) and "Not Over You Yet" (1999), among others. Ross was a halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in 1996. In 1999, Diana Ross was named the most successful female singer in the history of the United Kingdom charts, based upon a tally of her career hits. Fellow Michigan songbird Madonna would eventually beat Ross out as the most successful female artist in the UK. In 2002, Diana Ross and Motown parted ways. When You Tell Me That You Love Me is a 1991 song released as a single by American R&B singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Take Me Higher is a 1995 album by American soul singer Diana Ross released on the Motown label. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... ... This article is about the year. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ...


Diana Ross returned to acting in the ABC telefilm, Out of Darkness (1994), in which she played a woman suffering from schizophrenia. Once again, Ross drew critical acclaim for her acting, and scored her third Golden Globe nomination for acting. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

Ross co-starred with R&B singer Brandy in the ABC television movie Double Platinum in 1999.
Ross co-starred with R&B singer Brandy in the ABC television movie Double Platinum in 1999.

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Later years

Diana Ross was a presenter at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, held that September. She shocked TV viewers when she grabbed rapper Lil' Kim's exposed breast, reportedly amazed at the open brashness of the rapper showcasing her body?[5] A month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for assaulting a female security guard. Angered over a "body search" by the guard that she felt was invasive, Ross had fondled the woman back. The singer was arrested but was later released.[6] The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 9, 1999, honoring the best music videos from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ...


In 2000, Ross announced a Supremes reunion tour, again with former band mates Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, called Return to Love. Wilson and Birdsong declined the tour because of a reported difference in pay offered to each member: Ross was offered $15 million while Wilson was offered $3 million and Birdsong less than $1 million.[7] They were replaced by latter-day Supremes Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne. It should be of note that both Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne were members of the Supremes after Diana Ross had left The Supremes. Despite a respectable opening in Philadelphia, the Return to Love tour was canceled after nine dates, because of lackluster ticket sales. For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Lynda Laurence (also spelled Lawrence, born Lynda Tucker) is an African-American singer. ... Scherrie Payne (born November 4, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan} is an African-American singer. ...


Current work

In 2005, Diana Ross returned to the charts with a pair of duets. "I Got a Crush on You" was recorded with Rod Stewart for his album The Great American Songbook, and reached number nineteen on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Another duet, recorded with Westlife, was a remake of Ross' 1991 number-two UK single, "When You Tell Me You Love Me", and reached number-two in the UK just as the original had. Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is an English singer and songwriter born and raised in London. ... This article is about the band. ...


In 2006, Motown released a shelved Ross album titled Blue, which was a collection of jazz standards recorded after Ross filmed Lady Sings the Blues. Released in June to stellar reviews, Blue peaked at number-two on the jazz albums chart. In August, it was announced that Ross would release a new studio album of classic rock and soul standards on the EMI label Angel Records. The album, titled I Love You, was released on October 2 around the world, and then saw release in North America on January 16, 2007, on the Manhattan Records/EMI label.[8] The new album earned the coveted Hot Shot Debut by Billboard magazine when it bowed at a respectable number thirty-two on the pop albums chart, making it Ross' first top forty US pop album since 1984's Swept Away. Since its release in 2007, EMI Inside reports that I Love You has sold more than 100,000 copies in the USA and 38,000 in the United Kingdom. The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... The Recording Angel as it appeared on early Gramophone discs. ... I Love You is Diana Ross latest album, released in the United Kingdom and some parts of Europe on October 2nd 2006. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Manhattan Records is an American record label, owned by EMI and operates as a subsidiary of Capitol Records. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ...


In January 2007, Ross appeared on a number of TV shows across the U.S. to promote her new album and began touring in the spring. She also appeared on American Idol as a mentor to the contestants[9] Ross's United States "I Love You" tour has garnered positive reviews, as well as her European tour, which began on May 6, 2007. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


At the 2007 BET Awards, Ross was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by singer Alicia Keys and her five children. Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Chaka Khan performed a tribute to Ross, covering several of her hits. The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980[1][2]) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, philanthropist, and author who has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody...


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Personal life

Ross was the second of six children born to a Baptist family by Fred Ross, Sr. and Ernestine Moten in Detroit, Michigan. Her sisters Barbara and Rita did not venture into show business. Instead, Barbara Ross became a doctor, while Rita Ross became a schoolteacher. Ross' younger brother Arthur "T-Boy" Ross was a successful songwriter for Motown, composing hits for Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, and others alongside Leon Ware. Ross' youngest brother, Wilbert "Chico" Ross, was a dancer on Ross' tours. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Coptic Orthodox Pope · Roman Catholic Pope Archbishop of Canterbury · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Leon Ware is a soul music singer, songwriter and producer who found his biggest success crafting the hit album, I Want You, for friend and Motown icon Marvin Gaye in 1976. ...


Ross married music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in August 1971. After divorcing him in March 1977, Ross publicly dated actor Ryan O'Neal and rocker Gene Simmons of the group Kiss, before marrying Norwegian tycoon Arne Næss Jr. in October 1985. They divorced in 2000. Ryan ONeal (born Patrick Ryan ONeal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... Arne Næss Jr. ...


Ross is the mother of five children. She and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are the parents of Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein (born 1971), now known as Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Ross and Robert Silberstein are the parents of Tracee Joy Silberstein (born 1972), now known as Tracee Ellis Ross, and Chudney Lane Silberstein (born 1975), now known as Chudney Ross. Ross Arne Næss (born 1987) and Evan Olaf Næss, now known as Evan Ross (born 1988), are the children of Ross and Arne Næss. Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Rhonda Ross Kendrick Rhonda Ross Kendrick (born Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein on August 14, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Evan Olaf Ross (born Evan Olaf Naess on August 26, 1988) is an African-American actor. ...


Rhonda Ross Kendrick found fame in the television soap opera Another World, appeared in the movie The Personals with Malik Yoba (from N.Y. Undercover) and had a brief career as a jazz singer. Tracee Ellis Ross pursued a career as a model, and later found fame as an actress: her sitcom, Girlfriends, ran on UPN from 2000 to 2006, and continues to run on The CW. She also appeared in the Tyler Perry film Daddy's Little Girls. Diana's youngest daughter, Chudney Ross, is a model, and was briefly a judge in a reality show Fame. Son Ross Arne Naess is a student at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Ross' youngest son, Evan Ross, received positive reviews for his roles in the 2006 film ATL, in which he co-starred with rapper T.I. and as "Reggie" in the movie Pride (2007). Most recently, Tracie and Evan Ross appeared together in the HBO teelfilm Life Support (2007), in which Evan portrayed a gay HIV positive teenager. All of Ross' children, except Evan, are college graduates. Ross Arne is expected to graduate from U of A in 2009. Rhonda Ross Kendrick Rhonda Ross Kendrick (born Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein on August 14, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Another World (sometimes called Another World: Bay City as it was briefly known) is a Daytime Emmy-winning American soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... Malik Yoba (born September 17, 1967 in Bronx, New York) is an African American actor. ... Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American playwright and actor. ... Daddys Little Girls is the 2007 film from Tyler Perry. ... Fame ran on NBC in the summer of 2003. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ... Evan Olaf Ross (born Evan Olaf Naess on August 26, 1988) is an African-American actor. ... T.I. from a scene in the movie ATL is an American movie that was released on March 31, 2006. ... Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. ... Pride is the name of an emotion which refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, nation or object that one identifies with. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


Solo discography

Further information: Diana Ross discography

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Top Ten singles

The following singles reached the Top Ten on either the United States Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart or the United Kingdom UK Singles chart. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...

Aint No Mountain High Enough is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. ... Remember Me is a 1971 single recorded and released by pop-soul singer Diana Ross on the Motown label. ... Im Still Waiting is a popular song by Diana Ross. ... Touch Me in the Morning was a successful single by Motown and soul music icon Diana Ross when released as a single in 1973. ... You Are Everything is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where Youre Going To?) (often covered as Do You Know Where Youre Going To? (Theme from Mahogany)) is a song written by Michael Masser & Gerald Goffin, and recorded by American singer Diana Ross as the theme to the 1975 Motown/Paramount film... Love Hangover was a very successful and popular single for legendary Motown diva Diana Ross when it was released in 1976. ... Upside Down also known as Inside Out or even Left Side Right Side was a successful single by Hotown legend Diana Ross. ... Im Coming Out was a hit single by Motown legend Diana Ross, released in 1980. ... Its My Turn Now is the second single by Keke Palmer. ... Endless Love is the name of three artistic bodies of work. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Why Do Fools Fall in Love was originally a 1956 hit song by doo-wop group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and later revived 25 years later by soul singer Diana Ross in 1981. ... Mirror Mirror is a 1981 rock-styled song recorded by American singer Diana Ross, released as a single in 1982 on the RCA label. ... Muscles is a 1982 soul single written and produced by Michael Jackson and performed by American R&B/soul singer Diana Ross. ... Missing You is a 1984 single recorded by R&B singer Diana Ross. ... Chain Reaction was a hit single for Diana Ross. ... When You Tell Me That You Love Me is a 1991 song released as a single by American R&B singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... This article is about the band. ...

Top Ten albums

The following albums reached the Top Ten on either the United States pop albums chart or the United Kingdom pop albums chart.

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Filmography

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Television work

Concerts and television specials

  • T.C.B. (1968) (with The Supremes and the Temptations)
  • G.I.T. on Broadway (1969) (with The Supremes and the Temptations)
  • Diana! (1971)
  • The Big Event: An Evening with Diana Ross (1977)
  • Diana Ross in Concert! (1979)
  • Standing Room Only: Diana Ross (1981)
  • diana (1981)
  • Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, and Forever (1983)
  • For One And For All: Diana Ross Live in Central Park (1983)
  • Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues (1987)
  • Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998)
  • VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross (2000)

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Telefilms

Out of Darkness was a successful 1994 made-for-TV movie and heralded as a return to form in legendary singer Diana Ross movie career, which was put on hold almost indefinitely after Ross third movie, The Wiz, flopped in the box office in its initial release. ... This article is about the telefilm. ...

Television series

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Autobiographies

  • (1993). Secrets of a Sparrow: Memoirs. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-517-16622-4.
  • (2002). Goin' Back. Indiana: Universe. ISBN 0-7893-0797-9. (a scrapbook-style collection of photographs & poems)

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Notes

  1. ^ Posner, Gerald. Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power, pg. 286.
  2. ^ Posner, Gerald. Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power, pg. 308 - 309. and Tarraborelli, Randy, "The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross.
  3. ^ Wilson, Mary. Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme., pg. 1 - 5. Taken from Wilson, Mary and Romanowski, Patricia (1986, 1990, 2000). Dreamgirl & Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme. New York: Cooper Square Publishers. ISBN 0-8154-1000-X.
  4. ^ Anderson, Susan Heller and Deirdre Carmody (Sept. 12, 1986). "NEW YORK DAY BY DAY; Start at Ross Playground." New York Times. [1]
  5. ^ "Diana Ross and Lil' Kim's wild VMA moment", Lisa Costantini, August 21, 2002, Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 26, 2007.
  6. ^ "Diana Ross: 'Mother's touch'",September 24, 1999, BBC News. Retrieved March 26, 2007.
  7. ^ Supremes return for tour. (Apr. 5, 2000). BBC News. Retrieved on December 28, 2006
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References

  • Posner, Gerald (2002). Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50062-6.

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This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide single and album sales. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

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Rock On The Net: Diana Ross (1143 words)
Diana Ross was born Diane Earle on March 26, 1944 in Michigan where she was raised in the housing projects.
Diana performed for free at Central Park in New York after the first day was rained out with the memorable image of Diana performing a few songs before torrential rains became too much for the concert.
Diana was cited for drunk driving suspicions in Arizona after she was pulled over by the police and had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Diana Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3712 words)
Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American soul, RandB 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.
The former, produced by longtime Ross collaborators Ashford and Simpson, was hailed as one of her strongest solo recordings while the latter, produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the legendary disco band CHIC, became the singer's biggest-selling record in her career, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.
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