Diana Ross

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Legal name: Diane Earle

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

Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, which contained the hits "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and the number-one hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track reached number 1, as her second solo hit. By 1975, the Mahogany soundtrack included her third number-one hit, "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". Her eponymous 1976 album included her fourth number-one hit, "Love Hangover". In 1979, Ross released the album The Boss. Her 1980 semi-eponymous album Diana reached number 2 on the US Billboard albums chart, and spawned the number-one hit "Upside Down", and the international hit "I'm Coming Out". After leaving Motown, Ross achieved her sixth and final US number-one hit, with the duet "Endless Love".

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

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Diana Ross (1970 version rereleased as Ain't No Mountain High Enough) Diana Ross 4 6
1970 Everything Is Everything Diana Ross 4
1971 Surrender Diana Ross 3
1971 I'm Still Waiting Surrender Diana Ross 5 2
1972 Diana & Marvin Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 5 4
1973 Last Time I Saw Him Diana Ross 5 5
1973 Touch Me in the Morning Diana Ross 5 5
1976 Diana Ross (1976 version) Diana Ross 4 5
1977 Baby It's Me Diana Ross 4 3
1978 Ross Diana Ross 5 3
1979 The Boss Diana Ross 5 4
1980 Diana Diana Ross 5 5
1981 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Diana Ross 4 5
1982 Silk Electric Diana Ross 5 5
1983 Ross Diana Ross 5 2
1984 Swept Away Diana Ross 5 3
1985 Eaten Alive Diana Ross 5 7
1986 Diana / The Boss Diana Ross 5 1
1987 Red Hot Rhythm and Blues Diana Ross 4 4
1989 Workin' Overtime Diana Ross 4 3
1991 The Force Behind the Power Diana Ross 5 6
1994 A Very Special Season Diana Ross 3 4
1995 Take Me Higher Diana Ross 5 3
1999 Every Day Is a New Day Diana Ross 5 4
2006 Blue Diana Ross 5 2
2006 I Love You Diana Ross 5 6
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Diana Ross 1

Album + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Red Hot Rhythm & Blues Diana Ross 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 The Best Of Diana Ross Diana Ross 1
1973 Greatest Hits Diana Ross 2
1976 Diana Ross' Greatest Hits Diana Ross 3 2
1979 20 Golden Hits Diana Ross 1
1981 To Love Again Diana Ross 1
1981 All the Great Hits Diana Ross 2
1982 Diana's Duets Diana Ross 2
1983 Portrait: Her Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Diana Ross 2
1983 Portrait: Her Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Diana Ross 2
1984 14 Greatest Hits Diana Ross 2
1984 All the Great Love Songs Diana Ross 3
1986 Anthology Diana Ross 3
1986 Surrender / Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross 1
1987 Love Songs Diana Ross and Michael Jackson 3
1987 The Supreme Lady Diana Ross 1
1988 Dance Songs Diana Ross 1
1988 Love Supreme: The Very Best of the Supremes The Supremes feat. Diana Ross 1
1989 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross 1
1990 Wereldsterren: Het beste van Diana Ross Diana Ross 1
1990 I'm Still Waiting & All the Great Hits Diana Ross 1
1992 Motown's Greatest Hits Diana Ross 2
1992 That's Why I Call You My Friend Diana Ross 1
1992 Endless Love Diana Ross 1
1993 Forever Diana Diana Ross 2
1993 One Woman: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross 3
1994 The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross 2
1996 Voice of Love Diana Ross 2
1997 A Gift of Love Diana Ross 1
1997 Greatest Hits: The RCA Years Diana Ross 2
1998 The Greatest Diana Ross 2
1998 The Real Thing Diana Ross 1
1998 The Magic of Diana Ross Diana Ross 1
1999 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 1
1999 Ultimate Diana Diana Ross 1
1999 With Love Diana Ross 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross Diana Ross 1
2000 All the Great Hits Diana Ross 2
2000 Love From... Diana Ross 2
2001 The Motown Anthology Diana Ross 1
2001 Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross Diana Ross 6
2001 Best Ballads Diana Ross 1
2001 King of World Music Diana Ross 1
2001 Les talents du siècle: Diana Ross Diana Ross 4
2001 Megastars Diana Ross 1
2001 The Very Best Of Diana Ross 1
2002 The Very Best Of: Reach Out and Touch Diana Ross 1
2002 Endless Love Diana Ross 1
2003 To Love Again Diana Ross 1
2003 The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross 2
2005 The Best of Diana Ross Diana Ross 1
2006 The Definitive Collection Diana Ross 1
2007 Free Soul: The Classic of Diana Ross Diana Ross 1
2008 Classic: The Universal Master Collection Diana Ross 1
2008 Playlist Your Way Diana Ross 1
2009 The Complete Collection Diana Ross 1
2010 Diana (Rarities Edition) Diana Ross 1
2011 Icon Diana Ross 1
2012 One Woman: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Live at Caesars Palace Diana Ross 4
1977 An Evening With Diana Ross Diana Ross 2
1989 Greatest Hits Live Diana Ross 3 1
1993 Stolen Moments: The Lady Sings... Jazz and Blues Diana Ross 3

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Diana Extended: The Remixes Diana Ross 4
2004 The Queen in the Mix - Special Edition Diana Ross 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Diana! Diana Ross 2
1972 Lady Sings the Blues Diana Ross 4

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross 1
1973 You Are Everything Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 1
1976 Love Hangover / Kiss Me Now Diana Ross 1
1978 Ease on Down the Road Diana Ross / Michael Jackson 1
1979 The Boss Diana Ross 1
1980 Upside Down Diana Ross 1

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