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Donna Summer

Background information
Birth name Donna Adrian Gaines
Born December 31, 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Origin United States
Genre(s) Pop, Rock, Dance, Funk, R&B, Soul, House, Disco, Hi-NRG, Gospel, Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Instrument(s) Vocals, piano
Years active 1968 – present
Label(s) Casablanca, Geffen, Atlantic, Mercury, Epic, Burgundy
Associated acts Giorgio Moroder, Brooklyn Dreams

Donna Summer (born Donna Adrian Gaines) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who gained prominence during the disco era of music. Best known for a series of number one dance hit singles in the late 1970s, Summer was dubbed "Queen of Disco" and is one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity in the recording industry beyond the genre's era. Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... This article is about the genre. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Hi-NRG (High Energy) is a type of electronic dance music which emerged and then became popular in nightclubs in the early 1980s. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Burgundy Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History In January 2006 the Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) announced the launch of its new record label, Burgundy Records. ... Giorgio Moroder (born Giovanni Giorgio Moroder on April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an Academy Award-winning Italian record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... This article is about the music genre. ... An era is a long period of time with different technical and colloquial meanings, and usages in language. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ...


Summer was trained as a gospel singer prior to her introduction in the music industry, as were many then-contemporary music artists. However, Summer's notable songwriting capabilities, in addition to her collaborations with producer-songwriters Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, were able to set her apart from rivals in the industry. Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... In the broadest sense, contemporary music is any music being written in the present day. ... Giorgio Moroder (born Giovanni Giorgio Moroder on April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an Academy Award-winning Italian record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. ... Pete Bellotte (born 1949) is a British songwriter and producer most famous for his main body of work work with Donna Summer alongside his partner Giorgio Moroder. ...


Though she is most notable for her disco hits, Summer's repertoire has expanded to include contemporary R&B, rock, mainstream pop, and even gospel. Summer is one of the most successful female recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s, and still holds the record for having three consecutive double albums hit #1 on the Billboard charts. She also became the first female artist to have four number-one singles in a twelve-month period. According to her official MySpace page, Summer has sold over 130 million records worldwide [1] R&B redirects here. ... This article is about the genre. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ...


On September 27, 2007, Summer was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but did not succeed in being inducted.[2]

Contents

Biography

Early life and career

Born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, she was one of seven children raised by devout Christian parents. She sang in church, and in her teens joined a funk group called The Crow, so named because Donna was the only black member of the group. At eighteen, Gaines left home and school to take up a supporting role in the Broadway musical, Hair. Unsuccessful in getting a part on Broadway, she decided to audition when the show moved to Germany, where Summer also performed in the German versions of several musicals including Godspell and Show Boat. She settled in Munich and also performed with the Viennese Folk Opera and the pop band Munich Machine. 1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Dorchester in the lower left hand corner. ... Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... This article is about the musical. ... Godspell is a 1970 play by John-Michael Tebelak. ... For films based on the musical, see Show Boat (film). ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ...


In 1971, Gaines released a single in Europe entitled "Sally Go 'Round The Roses", her first solo recording. The single was unsuccessful, however, and she had to wait until 1974 to launch a solo career. Gaines married Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer ("Summer" is an Anglicization of his last name) in 1972 and gave birth to daughter Mimi the following year. Summer did various musical jobs in studios and theaters for several years, including the pop group FamilyTree from 1974-75. Anglicisation is a process of making something English. ...


Early success and notoriety

While singing back-up for groups such as Three Dog Night, she met producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. With these producers, Summer signed a contract in the Netherlands and issued her first album, Lady of the Night, which included the European hit, "The Hostage". The single made #1 in France and Belgium, and #2 in the Netherlands. Its follow-up, the title track of the album, also gained some degree of European success. Three Dog Night is an American rock band, best known for their music from 1968–1975 but still making live appearances as of 2008. ... Giorgio Moroder (born Giovanni Giorgio Moroder on April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an Academy Award-winning Italian record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. ... Pete Bellotte (born 1949) is a British songwriter and producer most famous for his main body of work work with Donna Summer alongside his partner Giorgio Moroder. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Lady of the Night is the first album by American singer Donna Summer. ...


In the summer of 1975, Summer approached Moroder and Bellotte with an idea for a song. She had come up with the lyric "Love to love you, baby" as the possible title for the song. Moroder was interested in developing the new disco sound that was becoming increasingly popular, and used Summer's lyric to develop the song into a disco track. He had the idea that she should moan and groan orgasmically, but Summer was reticent. Eventually she agreed to record the song as a demo to give to someone else (possibly singer Penny McLean). She has stated that she was not completely sure of some of the lyrics, and parts of the song were improvised during the recording. Donna later stated on a VH-1 "Behind The Music" program that she pictured herself as Marilyn Monroe acting out the part of someone in sexual ecstasy). Moroder was so astounded with Summer's orgasmic vocals that he insisted she release the single herself. The song, titled "Love to Love You", was released to modest success in Europe. When it reached America and the hands of Casablanca president Neil Bogart, however, he was so ecstatic over the demo that he asked Moroder to produce a twenty-minute version of the song. Summer, Moroder and producer Pete Bellotte cut a seventeen-minute version, renamed it "Love To Love You Baby", and Casablanca signed Summer and issued it as a single in November 1975. Casablanca distributed Summer's work in the US while other labels distributed it in different nations during this period. An orgasm (sexual climax) is the conclusion of the plateau phase of the sexual response cycle, and may be experienced by both males and females. ... (left to right)Ramono Wulf, Penny McLean and Linda G. Thompson Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s. ... Love to Love You Baby is a song by American singer Donna Summer released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Neil Bogart (February 3, 1943 – May 8, 1982) was an American record executive. ... Love to Love You Baby is a song by American singer Donna Summer released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ...


"Love To Love You Baby" was Summer's first big hit in America, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1976 and becoming her first Number-One Hot Dance Club Play chart hit. The album (side one of which was completely taken up with the full-length version of the title track) was also released in late 1975 and was soon certified Gold for sales of over 500,000 US copies. The song was branded "graphic" by some music critics and was even banned by some radio stations for its explicit content. Time magazine reported that 22 orgasms were simulated in the making of the song, and some of the music press dubbed Summer "the first lady of love." Two successful, Gold-selling concept albums followed: A Love Trilogy which featured the single "Could It Be Magic" and Four Seasons Of Love which featured the uptempo "Spring Affair" as well as the ballad "Winter Melody" which was a top 30 hit in the UK - the first of Donna's singles to be be aired on Radio 1 and a hit on the US R&B charts. Love to Love You Baby is a song by American singer Donna Summer released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The RIAA Logo. ... A Love Trilogy is the third album by Donna Summer. ... Four Seasons of Love is the fourth album released by singer Donna Summer. ...


The 1977 album I Remember Yesterday, another concept album, found the Summer/Moroder/Bellotte team combining the Disco sound with musical elements of the past, present and future. The song representing the future, "I Feel Love" became a landmark recording, giving Donna another Pop and R&B hit reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one in the UK. "I Feel Love" earned her a second US Gold Single as well. The song's use of raw techno and electronic sounds was revolutionary and popularized synthesizers in dance, rock, and the burgeoning new wave. I Remember Yesterday is a 1977 Donna Summer album, most well-known for featuring the Number 1 Dance Song, I Feel Love. Track listing I Remember Yesterday Loves Unkind Back in Love Again I Remember Yesterday (Reprise) Black Lady Take Me Cant We Just Sit Down (And Talk... I Feel Love is a song by Donna Summer, taken from her 1977 concept album I Remember Yesterday. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... I Feel Love is a song by Donna Summer, taken from her 1977 concept album I Remember Yesterday. ...


Summer released another album in 1977, Once Upon A Time, a concept album telling a modern-day Cinderella "rags to riches" story through the means of electronic disco. Many critics dismissed the album in 1977, but it is now one of the most acclaimed dance albums by critics in general. Once Upon a Time is a double-LP by Donna Summer, which was released in 1977. ...


Continued success in music

In 1978 Summer acted in the film Thank God It's Friday and released the single "Last Dance" which became her third US million-selling single. Written by the late Paul Jabara — who also co-wrote "It's Raining Men", "The Main Event (Fight)" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" — the song became another major hit for Summer, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and resulting in her first Grammy win. "Last Dance" has since become a standard track on talent shows like American Idol and The X Factor. Jabara took home the Oscar after the song was nominated for Song Of The Year. Summer also recorded a side-long version of Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)" which was very similar in style to "Love to Love You, Baby", initially shelved and later released as a part of the Thank God It's Friday soundtrack. Thank God Its Friday is a 1978 film directed by Robert Klane. ... Last Dance is a song written by the late Paul Jabara. ... Paul Jabara in 1979. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... 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... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... For the current series, see The X Factor (UK series 4). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Serge Gainsbourg (April 2, 1928 – March 2, 1991) was a French poet, singer-songwriter, actor and director. ... Love to Love You Baby is a song by American singer Donna Summer released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ...


That same year, Donna released her first live album, Live and More. This was Summer's first #1 album as well as her first to reach the million-selling Platinum mark. It included her first #1 American Pop single, a cover of the Jimmy Webb-penned "MacArthur Park" - another Gold-certified US 45 - originally made famous by the late actor/singer Richard Harris. The studio part of the album included the tracks "One Of A Kind" and "Heaven Knows" which also featured vocals by Joe "Bean" Esposito of the Brooklyn Dreams (group member Bruce Sudano would later become romantically involved with Summer). "Heaven Knows" became another Gold US Record and another Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Live and More is the seventh album by Donna Summer and her second double album. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Jimmy Webb (born August 15, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma) is an idiosyncratic American popular music composer. ... MacArthur Park is a song written by Jimmy Webb. ... For other persons named Richard Harris, see Richard Harris (disambiguation). ... Heaven Knows is a song by Donna Summer released at the height of her fame during the 1970s disco era. ... Joe Bean Esposito, known as Bean, is an American singer/songwriter who had a successful career primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Summer was also a guest artist on Kiss bassist Gene Simmons's 1978 eponymous solo album. The group released 4 separate solo albums the same day in September. Kiss and Summer were both label mates through Casablanca Records at the time. Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... 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. ... Gene Simmons is a 1978 solo album from the bass player of American hard rock band KISS. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of KISS on September 18, 1978. ...


Bad Girls and the break from disco

In 1979, Summer released the landmark double-album Bad Girls. Unusual for a disco album, it mixed Rock, Funk, Blues and Soul into electronic Disco beats. It yielded three consecutive million-selling singles: the back-to-back #1 hits "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls", and the #2 hit "Dim All The Lights". "Bad Girls" also became Summer's first #1 song on Billboard's R&B singles chart. With US record sales at an all-time apex in 1979, Summer had a straight run of five US Gold singles (three of which went on to Platinum status) that year alone. "Hot Stuff" won Summer a second Grammy, for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. (Interestingly, the Grammies had a Best Disco Recording Award only once, in 1980, won by Gloria Gaynor for her I Will Survive single.) Bad Girls became Summer's second #1 album and the most successful album of her entire career, selling nearly three million copies in the US and an estimated ten million worldwide[citation needed]. Elements of Bad Girls would surface in the 1980s from such artists as Madonna, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics, Laura Branigan and many other new wave and techno bands. Summer and Bruce Sudano grew closer during the making of this album and became engaged. During this period, Summer had two songs in the top three of Billboard's Hot 100 during the same week, with "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff". Just a few months later, she accomplished the same feat again, with "No More Tears" and "Dim All the Lights". During the summer of 1979, she played eight sold-out nights at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Bad Girls (1979, see 1979 in music) was a hit album and song by Donna Summer. ... Hot Stuff is a hit single released by American disco singer Donna Summer in 1979 from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. ... Bad Girls is a 1979 single released by American singer Donna Summer. ... Dim All The Lights is a song by Donna Summer released as a single in the latter half of 1979. ... Bad Girls is a 1979 single released by American singer Donna Summer. ... 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... The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979), Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974), and I Am What I Am (Hot 100 #82, 1983). ... I Will Survive is a song first performed by Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. ... Bad Girls (1979, see 1979 in music) was a hit album and song by Donna Summer. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... For the approach to music education, see Eurhythmics. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


Summer's first compilation album, On The Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2, was a global smash and her third straight #1 US album - also going multi-platinum. With this, Summer became the first artist to have three consecutive number-one double-albums. The album also contained two new tracks - "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", a Platinum-selling #1 duet with Barbra Streisand, and the Grammy-nominated Top Five Gold hit "On the Radio", a song written for the film Foxes. "On the Radio" has since become a staple on talent shows such as American Idol and the UK's The X-Factor. The Streisand-Summer duet was her fourth and final #1 Pop hit in the U.S - and her fourth #1 single in 12 months. Afterwards, disagreements between Summer and Casablanca Records led to her exit from the label in 1980. Summer was given a lucrative offer by David Geffen and became the first artist to be signed to his new Geffen label in 1980. Donna also became a born again Christian during this time and used the faith as a new guiding force within her life. No More Tears (Enough is Enough) is a duet from 1979 by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... On the Radio is a single by Donna Summer released in 1979. ... Foxes is a 1980 dramatic movie directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... X Factor may refer to: X-Factor for the comic book superheroes owned and published by Marvel Comics The X Factor (album) for the 1995 album by Iron Maiden The X Factor (television series) for British singing talent search television series, also franchised to Australia ... David Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, philanthropist. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... In Christianity, the term born again or regenerated is synonymous with spiritual rebirth—salvation. ...


The Wanderer and She Works Hard for the Money

Summer's first Geffen release, 1980's The Wanderer, was something of a departure, in some ways closer to a rock/new wave affair. The title track, and accompanying singles "Cold Love" and "Who Do You Think You're Foolin'?" saw Summer attempting to reach the same audience dominated by contemporaries like Blondie and Pat Benatar. The title track was another million-selling hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning her yet another Gold single in the States. The album peaked at #13 on the US album charts and earned a Gold album certification in the US. Her next album, I'm a Rainbow, a new wave - oriented double album which also featured elements of Soul, R&B, period British techno-pop and even synth-based Disco, was shelved by Geffen (although two of the tracks would surface during the 1980s on the Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Flashdance film soundtracks) because he believed Summer needed fresh production[citation needed]. Reluctantly, Summer left Moroder after seven years of collaboration, and began work with Quincy Jones. The Wanderer is a 1980 album by Donna Summer. ... This article is about the genre. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s, and which has sold over 140 million records. ... Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on 10 January 1953) is an influential, four-time Grammy Award-winning US rock singer who has recorded several million- and multimillion-selling albums and singles. ... Im a Rainbow is a double album recorded by Donna Summer in 1981 that remained unreleased until 1996. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Ridgemont High School redirects here. ... Flashdance is a musical and romance film released in April 1983, and was one of the most successful films of the early 1980s. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ...


In 1982 Geffen released the Gold-certified, self-titled Donna Summer, and the new production from Quincy Jones was again in the Top 10 of the Pop, R&B, and Dance charts with the Grammy-nominated "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)". A second single, "State of Independence", on which Michael Jackson sang background along with a veritable "who's who" of the music world, became a sizable international hit but flopped in the US. One more single from the album followed, "The Woman In Me", later recorded by Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart. It was a modest hit on the Hot 100 chart. Donna Summer is the self-titled album released by the American singer in 1982. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) is the first single from Donna Summers self-titled 1982 album. ... State of Independence is a song written by Vangelis and Jon Anderson made popular by Donna Summer when it was included on her 1982 self-titled album. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... For articles with similar titles, see Woman in Me. ... For other uses, see Heart (disambiguation). ...


In 1983 Summer scored her biggest triumph since Bad Girls with the release of the album, She Works Hard for the Money. The title track became one of her most played songs. The Grammy-nominated hit also became a pro-feminist anthem and was a staple on MTV, making her the first black woman to have a video air in heavy rotation on the channel. The single was also Summer's biggest-ever R&B hit (#1 for three weeks) and had frequent play on BET. It was released on PolyGram's Mercury Records to settle a legal dispute following PolyGram's absorption of Casablanca. It was Summer's 6th LP in a row to feature a Billboard Top Ten Hit. A second single from the She Works Hard For The Money album, the reggae-flavored "Unconditional Love" featured vocals by British band Musical Youth and outsold the first single in the UK, and was another MTV video smash, but stopped short of the U.S. Top 40. She Works Hard for the Money is an album by Donna Summer released in 1983. ... She Works Hard for the Money is a 1983 single issued by singer Donna Summer on the Mercury label. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Unconditional Love is a Reggae-Themed track from the Donna Summer album She Works Hard for the Money; the song features the London-based Reggae children vocalists, Musical Youth. ... Band may mean: A musical band A band (electronics) is a range of frequencies or wavelengths between two given limits In anthropology, a band society A Rubber band In solid-state physics, an energy band The Band, a particular musical band See also: bandana This is a disambiguation page — a... Musical Youth formed in 1979 at Duddeston Manor School, Birmingham, England. ...


Her subsequent Geffen releases did not fare as well. 1984's Cats Without Claws made the US Top 40 LP and Singles charts, but 1987's All Systems Go stalled on the charts with no major hits. Rolling Stone magazine called it her first bonafide bomb. The first single, Dinner with Gershwin was a sizable international hit as well as being a Top Ten US R&B hit. However, it was not enough to heal the difficult relationship with David Geffen. Summer left Geffen Records in 1988 to sign with Atlantic Records when he refused to release her next LP; ironically, it would become another hit release. Cats Without Claws is an album by Donna Summer released in 1984. ... All Systems Go is an album by Donna Summer released in 1987. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


Later career

Summer briefly regained her hit luster again in 1989 with Another Place and Time, an album-length collaboration with British top dance-pop songwriting and production team Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman known as Stock Aitken Waterman. "This Time I Know It's For Real" became Summer's fourteenth Top 10 Billboard Pop hit in the US and returned to her to Gold-single status. It was also a huge success on Adult Contemporary radio, holding at #2 for four weeks. Another track, "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt", was a Top Ten UK hit. The follow-up US single, "Love's About To Change My Heart", became a Dance chart hit but stalled at #85 on the Pop chart. In 1991, she released the album Mistaken Identity, which was an attempt at incorporating New Jack Swing and Urban Contemporary into her music. The album was not a success and sold less than 50,000 copies, failing to even appear on the Billboard Album Chart (it barely scraped into the R&B Albums chart at #97). Summer scored a top twenty R&B hit with "When Love Cries" but her days of mainstream success were now behind her. However, the following year, Summer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The year also saw her collaborate with Giorgio Moroder for the first time in over a decade with the song "Carry On". First featured on his Forever Dancing album, the following year the track would be featured on the double album The Donna Summer Anthology. This compilation also featured two exclusive remixes from the unreleased I'm a Rainbow album recorded back in 1981. It would be a while before her next release as she decided to take some time out to spend with her family. Another Place And Time is the title of a 1989 record released by Donna Summer. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Mike Stock (born December 3, 1951) is a British song writer best known as being one third of the song writing trio Stock Aitken Waterman. ... Matt Aitken (born August 25, 1956) in Coventry England, is a British songwriter and record producer, brought up in Astley, Greater Manchester, best known as being the creative force behind the 1980s songwriting/production trio Stock Aitken Waterman. ... Pete on the cover of his autobiography I Wish I Was Me Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born in Coventry on January 15, 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast. ... Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, are a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ... 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. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Mistaken Identity is an album released in 1991 by Donna Summer. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Donna Summer Anthology is a double compilation album by the American singer released by Polygram Records in 1993. ...


A gospel-influenced Christmas album entitled Christmas Spirit in 1994 became Summer's first full-length album in over three years, and a new compilation entitled Endless Summer (both released by PolyGram) also contained a couple of new tracks, including "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)", which became the year's # 1 Billboard hit on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Christmas Spirit is a Christmas-themed album by Donna Summer, released in 1994. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


In 1995, a re-release of "I Feel Love" (with newly recorded vocals) as a dance remix, became a hit again in the UK, reaching #8 there. The following year she would score another Top 20 there with a new remix of "State of Independence". In 1996, Summer's album I'm a Rainbow was finally released by Polygram's Mercury Records after a 15 year delay. Im a Rainbow is a double album recorded by Donna Summer in 1981 that remained unreleased until 1996. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ...


In 1996, Summer recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli which appeared on Minnelli's Grammy-nominated traditional pop album Gently. A promo was sent to Adult Contemporary radio stations as an airplay-only single but failed to dent the charts. Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ...


In 1998, Summer was the first artist to receive a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording for her 1992 collaboration with Giorgio Moroder, "Carry On", after the song was remixed and released as a single. In 1999, Summer starred in a televised live concert on the VH1 network entitled Donna Summer - Live and More Encore. The special earned the network their highest ratings of the year, second only to their annual Divas concert. Performing a string of her classics and new singles, she also sang "Dim All the Lights" as a tribute to Rod Stewart. Summer acknowledges that she wrote the song for Stewart but recorded it herself. She also performed an updated version of "No More Tears" with Australian pop diva Tina Arena. A live CD of the special (on the Epic label) and DVD of the special were released, returning the singer back to the U.S. albums chart, selling close to half a million copies in the USA. Summer scored two # 1 dance hits that year with "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)" and "Love Is the Healer" (both found as new studio tracks on the live album). During that year, Summer recorded the theme song for Pokémon: The Movie 2000, entitled "The Power of One". Around this time, Summer also recorded the song "Dreamcatcher" for the Naturally Native Original Soundtrack. 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... The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... Giorgio Moroder (born Giovanni Giorgio Moroder on April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an Academy Award-winning Italian record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital 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... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... Filippina Lydia Arena (born 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer, songwriter and musical theatre actress. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


In 2003, a greatest-hits compilation called The Journey was released, which reached the UK Top 10 in the following year thanks to her appearance on an ITV1 show. Discomania found Summer co-presenting & singing a number of her hits: a "Hot Stuff"/"Bad Girls" medley, "MacArthur Park", "Last Dance", & a duet with Westlife on "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" - which appeared on the Discomania soundtrack album. ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. ...


On September 20, 2004, Summer was among the first artists to be inducted into the newly formed Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City. She was inducted in two categories, Artist Inductees, alongside fellow disco legends The Bee Gees and Barry White; and Record Inductees, for her classic hit "I Feel Love". Summer added to her achievements in October 2004 when she performed "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Game 2 of the 2004 World Series at Boston's Fenway Park. is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dance Music Hall of Fame was created in 2004 by music industry veteran Daniel Glass to honor the creators and innovators of dance music. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944) – July 4, 2003) was a Grammy Award winning American record producer, songwriter and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. ... I Feel Love is a song by Donna Summer, taken from her 1977 concept album I Remember Yesterday. ... October 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: October 2004 in sports Events Deaths in October • 29 HRH Princess Alice • 25 John Peel • 24 James Cardinal Hickey • 23 Robert Merrill • 19 Paul Nitze • 18 K. M. Veerappan • 16 Pierre Salinger • 10 Christopher... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... Fenway redirects here. ...


Crayons / Comeback

In May, 2008, Summer released her first album of new material in 17 years, Crayons, on Sony BMG imprint Burgundy Records. Remixes of the track "I'm A Fire" were serviced to US clubs as a promo on February 16, and the track reached #1[1] on the U.S. Dance Chart. The first official single, "Stamp Your Feet", was released on April 15, 2008. Summer performed "Stamp Your Feet" on the season finale of "American Idol" on May 21, 2008. Crayons debuted at #17 on the Billboard album chart, making this her highest debut on the US charts and her highest charting album since She Works Hard For The Money reached #9 in 1983. Summer has just become the first artist ever to have a #1 Billboard Dance hit in each of the past four decades. "I'm A Fire" is Donna Summer's 19th #1 Billboard single of her career. For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Burgundy Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History In January 2006 the Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) announced the launch of its new record label, Burgundy Records. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

In 1972, Summer married her first husband, Austrian actor Helmut Sommer, having moved to Germany to play in musicals, which resulted in her learning to speak fluent German. With Sommer, she gave birth to her first child, Mimi. The couple divorced in 1976, but Donna had anglicized her name, Sommer, to "Summer" and begun her professional singing career in 1974 as Donna Summer. In 1978, she collaborated with the R&B Pop group the Brooklyn Dreams for the hit "Heaven Knows" (duet vocals by Joe Esposito). While at the session recording the single, she met Bruce Sudano. The duo began a romance that culminated in their July 16, 1980, marriage, and later the birth of daughters Brooklyn and Amanda. Today, Mimi and Amanda sing alongside their mother, while Brooklyn has been seen acting in TV shows, including My Wife and Kids. Summer is still married to Sudano, and she is a grandmother of three. She has a sister, Mary Gaines Bernard, who is part of the worship team at Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale. This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Joe Bean Esposito, known as Bean, is an American singer/songwriter who had a successful career primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Brooklyn Sundano is an African-American actress who plays Vanessa Scott on My Wife And Kids and Felicia on Cuts. ... My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom which ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 29, 2005, starring Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell. ...


During her career, Summer has dealt with controversy both professionally and personally. Her first hit, "The Hostage" was banned in Germany, and other radio stations banned her music for being sexually suggestive, with "Love to Love You Baby" being an example. Love to Love You Baby is the second album by Donna Summer, and her first to be released internationally. ...


A more painful incident came in the early 1980s with reports that Summer had made anti-gay remarks associated with the AIDS epidemic. Her songs were banned for a number of years in some gay establishments over these rumors. Summer has always denied the rumours and finally took legal action against the weekly magazine New York for its report of the allegations. According to Biography, a television profile aired by the A&E network which Donna participated, the case was settled out of court with neither side admitting guilt. Summer has tearfully stated, "I never said anything that was written about me in that article". Summer has headlined for AIDS benefits and has donated proceeds to AIDS research. As recently as 2006, she was asked about the rumors by a Canadian newspaper. "So many people in my audiences are gay. I can’t live my life trying to assure people of anything. You have to live knowing who you are. I think that my actions and the person that I am speak louder than somebody else’s misgivings or lies about me," Summer responded. You tell people the truth and if they choose to believe you, they do." Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for desire or physical love between people of the same sex. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


To sum up the rumor again for a German gay magazine interview in 2008, Summer stated, "What happened, was not by me. As an artist you have no control over what is written about you, and then read by perhaps one million people, and some people will believe that it is true. You can not go to each one and take it back. I must continue my life and I remain faithful. But my career started in gay clubs. I love my people, and this is the truth. And for many years I have done benefits for AIDS, because this is my contribution to the people who have made me great."


Awards and recognition

  • Summer is the recipient of five Grammy Awards including one in a rock category, as winner of the first ever Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1980 for her single "Hot Stuff". She has also won Grammys in the R&B and gospel categories. Her most recent Grammy win was for 1997's "Carry On", the first Grammy to be given to an artist in the dance music category.
  • Summer placed a consecutive top forty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in every year from 1976's "Love To Love You Baby" to 1984's "There Goes My Baby". Her last US Top Ten R&B hit was 1987's Dinner With Gershwin and her last Top Ten US Billboard Hot 100 hit was This Time I Know It Is For Real.
  • Summer is the first female artist to have 4 #1 singles in a 12 month period and the first female to have 5 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten hits in a calendar year.
  • Summer has fourteen Top 10 US pop singles, with four of those singles reaching number one on the pop singles chart
  • Summer has netted 19 number-one singles overall, in various Billboard charts.
  • Summer became the first female artist to score three consecutive number-one double albums and have three number-one pop singles in the same year. She's also the first to have two singles in the top three slots of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and accomplished this feat twice.
  • Summer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.
  • Summer was one of the first to be inducted to the Dance Music Hall of Fame and was inducted twice; one as a recording artist and another for her influential single "I Feel Love".
  • Summer's music career has landed her as the eighth most successful female recording artist in the history of Billboard.
  • Summer's career span of Billboard #1 hits spans from 1975's "Love to Love You Baby" through 2008's "I'm A Fire".

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Cover versions by other artists

  • Summer's "Love To Love You Baby" has been an oft-repeated line in R&B and hip-hop songs. Most notably, Beyoncé sampled the refrain on her hit "Naughty Girl", Timbaland & Magoo's 1997 track, "Luv 2 Luv U", and TLC's 1999 album track, "I'm Good At Being Bad". "Love To Love You Baby" was used in Digital Underground's "Freaks of the Industry" Love To Love You Baby also featured at the beginning of Umbrella in live performances. The Ritchie Family sang a part of "Love To Love You Baby" in their medley included in "The best disco in town", and it briefly appears in an episode of American series Eight is enough, played by a local band of a character in the series.
  • Summer's "I Feel Love" has been covered onstage by the Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Blondie, Basement Jaxx, and Venus Hum with Blue Man Group (who also performed this song with Japanese singer Koda Kumi) for their album The Complex (In 2006, Tracy Bonham stood in for Venus Hum on the Blue Man Group tour). Finnish progressive rock band Kingston Wall has made their own version of the song. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond released the track as a duet with an added bridge section and titled it "I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me", reaching number 3 in the UK charts in April 1985.[3] On Sarah Brightman's 1979 single "The Adventures of a Love Crusader" (the extended version) you can hear Sarah sing "I Feel Love" for about 8 bars halfway through the track. In 1992 U.K. alterna-pop group Curve recorded a version for the NME's 40th anniversary compilation "Ruby Trax", which became an instant underground classic, the music of which later Madonna's production team used for her Confessions tour and album. It is widely considered one of the most sampled recordings in dance music history. The song was sampled by a record breaking number of people including Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Moloko, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Mylo, David Guetta, Stuart Price, Moby and many more.
  • "I Feel Love" was also recorded by classical pop musician Vanessa-Mae and appears on her 1998 album Storm.
  • Summer's 1988 dance hit "This Time I Know It's For Real" was covered by techno-pop artist Kelly Llorenna in 2004.
  • Summer's self-penned "Starting Over" was covered by country singer Dolly Parton, whose version reached number one on the country singles chart. The song was also recorded by Reba McEntire and in 1996, her version hit #17 on the country singles chart.
  • Summer's "Sunset People" was covered by E.G. Daily on her "Wild Child" album.
  • Summer's "Last Dance" and "On the Radio" were covered by Tejano/pop singer Selena, most famously at one of her last shows at the Houston Astrodome in February 26, 1995
  • Summer's "On the Radio" was covered by British singer and actress Martine McCutcheon, reaching number 7 in the UK charts in February 2001.[4]
  • Summer's "Only The Fool Survives" and "Once Upon A Time" were both [2] covered by Awaken on their album "Party In Lyceum's Toilets" in 2001.
  • Summer's "Dim All the Lights" was a Top 40 Dance hit for Laura Branigan in 1995, appearing on her The Best of Branigan album.
  • Summer´s "All through the night" was covered in 1994 by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her album Babywoman having Luther Vandross in backing vocals.
  • Summer's "Bad Girls" was recorded by British Jazz and pop singer Juliet Roberts in 1998, and again, by Cheryl Chase in the Nick film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie in 2000.
  • In 2005, the chorus of Summer's hit "Hot Stuff" was covered by the Pussycat Dolls on their album PCD.
  • In 2000/2001 Summer's "Love is in Control" was covered by Pop diva Sheena Easton on her "Fabulous" disco/cover album in the UK.

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Discography

For a detailed listing of albums and singles, see: Donna Summer discography. This is a listing of all of the singles and albums released by American R&B singer Donna Summer. ...


References

  1. ^ Donna Summer Official Myspace
  2. ^ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Inductees
  3. ^ http://www.everyhit.com - accessed 28 Jan 2007
  4. ^ http://www.everyhit.com - accessed 28 Jan 2007

See also

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External links and sources

  • Official website
  • Billboard Facts & Weekly Charts for Donna Summer
  • All Music Guide biography
  • Billboard Magazine biography
  • Donna Summer at the Internet Movie Database
  • Donna Summer & Marc Eliot: Ordinary Girl (official autobiography). Publisher: Villard, 2003. ISBN-10: 1400060311. ISBN-13: 978-1400060313.
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