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Diana Sandra Ross

Diana Ross performing at the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo
Background information
Birth name Diana Sandra Ross
Born March 26, 1944 (1944-03-26) (age 65)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres R&B, soul, disco, jazz
Occupations Singer, record producer, actress
Years active 1959–1970, 2000 (Groups)
1970–present (Solo)
Labels Lu Pine (1960)
Motown (1961-1980; US, 1989-2002)
RCA (US, 1981-1988)
EMI (International, 1981-present)
Associated acts The Supremes, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Chic, Julio Iglesias, The Temptations, Ashford & Simpson, Al B. Sure!, Rod Stewart, Westlife
Website www.dianaross.com
.Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress.^ Diana is still a solo singer and an actress.
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^ Diana Ross was born Diane Earle on March 26, 1944 in Michigan where she was raised in the housing projects.

^ Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American recording artist, actress,...

.During the 1960s, she helped shape the Motown sound as lead singer of The Supremes, before leaving the group for a solo career on January 14, 1970. Since the beginning of her career with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Ross has sold more than 100 million records.^ On January 14, 1970, Diana Ross & The Supremes gave their final performance.
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^ During the 1960s, she helped shape the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes before leaving for a solo career in the beginning of 1970.
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.During the 1970s and through the mid-1980s, Ross was among the most successful female artists, crossing over into film, television and Broadway.^ During the 1970s and into the early to mid 1980s, Ross became the most successful female artist of the rock era, while crossing over into film, television and Broadway.

^ Ross' career during the 1980s and 1990s .

^ During the 1970s and through the mid-1980s, Ross was among the most successful female artists, crossing over into film, television and Broadway.
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.She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues, for which she won a Golden Globe award.^ She also tried film, ultimately less successfully, although she won an Academy Award nomination for her performance as Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues" (1972).
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^ Ross also starred in a biopic of Billie Holliday, Lady Sings the Blues (1972), which earned her an Academy Award nomination and a #1 album soundtrack.

^ Nominated for an Academy Award for that movie and went on to win the Golden Globe for playing Billie Holiday in that movie.
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She won awards at the American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.
In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the "Female Entertainer of the Century." In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Diana Ross the most successful female music artist in history with a total of eighteen American number-one singles: twelve as lead singer of The Supremes and six as a soloist. .Ross was the first female solo artist to score six number-ones.^ "Diana Ross" first solo album] .
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^ Ross was the first female solo artist to score six number-ones.

^ The First Nol Artist: diana ross .
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.This feat puts her in a tie for fifth place among solo female artists with the most number-ones on the Hot 100.[2] She is also one of the few recording 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.^ 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.

^ This feat puts her in a tie for fifth place among solo female artists with the most number-ones on the Hot 100.http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/bonus_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003872634 She is also one of the few recording 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.
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^ She is also one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fameone as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes.
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.In December 2007, she received a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award.^ Last night the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors went down in Washington, D.C., and a who's who in politics and the entertainment industry was on hand for the gala event.
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^ Wikinews has news related to: Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients Following successful European and American tours in 2004, Diana Ross returned to the Billboard music charts with a two duets in 2005.
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^ This annual gala is held now in the magnificent performing arts facility that the founders envisioned, and it is a venerated holiday event for the Orange County Performing Arts Center and, indeed, all of Orange County.
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.Including her work with The Supremes, Ross has released 67 albums.^ Including her work with The Supremes, Ross has released 67 albums.
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^ Including her work with The Supremes , Ross has recorded 61 studio albums.
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^ In 2006 Motown finally released Ross' lost album Blue , a collection of standards originally intended as the follow-up to Lady Sings the Blues .
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Early life and career

.Diana Ross, the daughter of a former United States Army soldier from Bluefield, West Virginia and a schoolteacher from Bessemer, Alabama, was born at Hutzel Women's Hospital[3] in Detroit, Michigan.^ Diana Ross, the daughter of a former United States Army soldier from Bluefield, West Virginia and a schoolteacher from Bessemer, Alabama , was born at Hutzel Women's Hospital 3 , in Detroit, Michigan .

^ Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan.
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^ Ross was born in Detroit , Michigan on March 26, 1944.
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After living at 635 Belmont Avenue in Detroit's North End for several years, Ross's family settled on St. Antoinne Street in the Brewster-Douglass housing projects on her fourteenth birthday in 1958. Ross aspired to be a fashion designer, and studied design and seamstress skills while attending Cass Technical High School in Downtown Detroit. .She was subsequently voted Best Dressed Girl in her senior year.^ She was subsequently voted Best Dressed Girl in her senior year.

.She graduated in 1962, one full semester earlier than her classmates.^ She graduated in 1962, one full semester earlier than her classmates.

^ She graduated in January 1962, one semester after the rest of her classmates.

^ Diana Ross attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School, graduating in January, 1962, at the age of seventeen, one semester before the rest of her classmates.
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.In 1959, Ross was brought to the attention of Milton Jenkins, the manager of the local doo-wop group The Primes, by Mary Wilson.^ In 1959, Ross was brought to the attention of Milton Jenkins, the manager of the local doo-wop group The Primes, by Mary Wilson .

^ By the summer of 1967, much of the public's attention was focused on the lead singer, prompting Motown to begin crediting the group as Diana Ross & the Supremes.
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^ Originally founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, The Supremes' repertoire included doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway show tunes, psychedelic soul, and disco.
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.Primes member Paul Williams convinced Jenkins to enlist Ross in the sister group The Primettes, which included Wilson, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown.^ Ross began her long music career with Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown as the doo-wop quartet the Primettes, a sister group to The Primes in 1959.

^ Primes member Paul Williams convinced Jenkins to enlist Ross in the sister group The Primettes, which included Wilson, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown .

^ Primes member Paul Williams convinced Jenkins to enlist Ross in the sister group The Primettes, which included Wilson, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown.
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Ross, Wilson and Ballard each sang lead during live performances and, in 1960, signed with Lu Pine Records where the label issued the Ross-led single "Tears of Sorrow" backed with the Wilson-led "Pretty Baby".

The Supremes (1959–1970)

The Supremes in 1965. Left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross.
.In 1961, having already replaced McGlown with Barbara Martin, the quartet auditioned for and eventually signed with Motown Records under their new moniker, The Supremes.^ After signing to Motown Records in 1961 and replacing McGlown with Barbara Martin, they changed the name of the group to The Supremes .

^ The Supremes signed with Motown on January 15, 1961.
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^ In 1961, having already replaced McGlown with Barbara Martin , the quartet auditioned for and eventually signed with Motown Records under their new moniker, The Supremes .

.Following Martin's exit in 1962, the group remained a trio.^ Martin then left, and the group continued as a trio.
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^ When Martin exited, the group carried on as a trio.
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^ Following Martin's exit in 1962, the group remained a trio.

.In 1963, Ross became the group's lead singer, as Berry Gordy felt the group could "cross over" to the pop charts with Ross' unique vocal quality.^ (Also, I’m confused by the statements that Ballard was kicked out of the group when Ross became lead singer.
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^ Diana Ross was always the lead singer.
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^ In 1963, Motown CEO Berry Gordy made Ross the lead singer of the group, as he felt the group could "cross over" to the pop charts with Ross's unique vocal quality.
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After The Suprem August 1964 and May 1967, Ross, Wilson and Ballard sang on ten number-one hit singles, all of which also made the United Kingdom Top 40.
.Following Florence Ballard's departure from the group in July 1967, Gordy chose Cindy Birdsong, a member of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, as her replacement.^ In April 1967, Gordy contacted Cindy Birdsong, a member of Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles who strongly resembled Ballard, and began plans to bring her in as Ballard's replacement.
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^ 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.'

^ In 1967, Florence Ballard was replaced with Cindy Birdsong, which would later become much-publicized drama.

.Shortly thereafter, he changed the group's name to Diana Ross & the Supremes to build name recognition before the planned future departure of Ross as a solo performer.^ Diana Ross:  Diana Ross (debut solo album) .
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^ The Supremes were not the same after Diana Ross left.
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^ Diana Ross Awards and recognitions .

.Recording a total of 12 number-one singles, The Supremes became the most successful American vocal group of the 1960s, and, after The Beatles, the second most successful group worldwide.^ MRV were the overall second-most successful girl group.
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^ Diana Ross & the Supremes became the most successful American musical group of the 1960s, and the second most successful international group of the decade, second only to The Beatles.

^ The Supremes were the Sweethearts of the 1960's and the most successful American group of that decade.

Leaving The Supremes

.Motown initially conceived of a solo career for Ross in 1966, but did not act on this until 1968. Television specials such as TCB (1968) and G.I.T. on Broadway (1969) were designed to spotlight Diana 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.^ Goin' back in 2001 with Diana Ross: .
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^ That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, "Diana!".

^ Artist: Diana Ross, sound recording: Motown Record Corporation .
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.By the summer of 1969, Ross began her first solo recordings.^ "Diana Ross" first solo album] .
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^ By the summer of 1969, Jean Terrell was chosen by Gordy to be Ross' replacement and Ross began her first solo recordings.

^ At the same time, Diana Ross began making her first solo recordings.
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.In November of the same year, three years after it was first rumored, Billboard magazine confirmed Ross's departure from the group to begin her solo career.^ That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, "Diana!".

^ In November 1969, Ross' solo career was officially announced.
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^ In November of the same year, three years after it was first rumored, Billboard magazine confirmed Ross's departure from the group to begin her solo career.

.That same year, Ross introduced Motown's newest act, The Jackson 5, to national audiences on the Hollywood Palace television variety program.^ That same year, Ross introduced Motown's newest act, The Jackson 5 , to national audiences on the Hollywood Palace television variety program.

^ In conjunction with the start of her solo career, Ross introduced Motown's newest act, The Jackson 5, to national audiences.

^ In conjunction with the launching of her solo career, Ross introduced Motown's newest act, The Jackson 5, to national audiences.
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.Ross recorded her initial solo sessions with a number of producers, including Bones Howe and Johnny Bristol.^ Ross began her solo sessions with a number of producers, including Bones Howe and Johnny Bristol.

^ Ross recorded her initial solo sessions with a number of producers, including Bones Howe and Johnny Bristol .

^ Of all the producers Ross worked with over the years, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson knew, intuitively, how to elicit the strength in Ross’ unique instrument.
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.Her first track with Bristol, "Someday We'll Be Together", was tagged as a potential solo single, but, it instead was issued as the final Diana Ross & the Supremes release.^ That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, "Diana!".

^ Diana Ross:  Diana Ross (debut solo album) .
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^ 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 12th and the final number-one hit for the Supremes and the last American number-one hit of the 1960s.^ Someday We'll Be Together full track .
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^ "Someday We'll Be Together" was the 12th and the final number-one hit for the Supremes and the last American number-one hit of the 1960s.

^ The next month, "Someday We'll Be Together" hit #1 on the pop charts, becoming the final #1 hit of the 1960s.
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Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas

Early solo career

Ross's 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's and Tammi Terrell's hit duets and Diana Ross & the Supremes' "Some Things You Never Get Used To". Ashford and Simpson helmed most of Ross's first album, Diana Ross, and continued to write and produce for her for the next decade.^ Force Behind The Power Artist: diana ross .
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^ Ashford and Simpson helmed most of Ross's first album, Diana Ross , and continued to write and produce for her for the next decade.

^ That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, "Diana!".

.In May 1970, Diana Ross was released on Motown.^ In May 1970, "Diana Ross" was released on Motown.

^ In the spring of 1970, Diana Ross , Ross' debut solo album, was released.

^ Diana Ross [1976] Released: 1976 .
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.The first single, the gospel-influenced "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)", peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, a fully rearranged cover of Gaye's and Terrell's 1967 hit, and another Ashford and Simpson composition, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", was an international hit, and gave Ross her first number-1 pop single and gold record award as a solo artist.^ Ihr erstes Solo-Album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“ wurde ihr frmlich aus den Hnden gerissen.
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^ Various Artists 70's Pop Number 1's .
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^ Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and the LP hit No.
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."Ain't No Mountain High Enough" received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.^ Ain't no mountain high enough .
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^ The song would peak at #1 on both the U.S. pop and R&B charts, and Ross received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

^ Ain't No Mountain High Enough lyrics .

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.In 1971, Motown released Ross's second album Everything Is Everything, which produced Ross's first UK number-one solo single, "I'm Still Waiting". Several months later, Ross released Surrender, which included the top-20 pop hit, "Remember Me". That year, she hosted her first solo television special, Diana!, featuring guest appearances by The Jackson 5, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas.^ In May 1970, "Diana Ross" was released on Motown.

^ That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, "Diana!".

^ Diana is still a solo singer and an actress.
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.By then, Motown Records had relocated to Hollywood.^ By then, Motown Records had relocated to Hollywood.

^ By now, Motown Records had relocated to the West Coast, specifically Hollywood.
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^ By this point, Motown Records had relocated to the West Coast, specifically Hollywood.

.Berry Gordy had decided it was time the company ventured again into new territory, focusing much of his attention on developing a motion picture corporation, with Diana Ross as its first star.^ Berry Gordy had decided it was time the company ventured again into new territory, focusing much of his attention on developing a motion picture corporation, with Diana Ross as its first star.

^ 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.

^ "Diana Ross" first solo album] .
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Lady Sings The Blues

.In late 1971, Motown announced that Diana Ross was going to portray jazz icon Billie Holiday in a Motown-produced film loosely based on Holiday's autobiography Lady Sings the Blues (1956) written by Holiday and William Dufty.^ 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.

^ In 1972 Diana Ross made her film debut portraying the late jazz singer Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues".
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^ Ross branched out into acting, starring in a film biography of Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues (November 1972).
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.Immediately, critics ridiculed Ross's casting in the role.^ Immediately, critics ridiculed Ross's casting in the role.
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^ 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.

^ Evan Ross has chosen a number of edgy roles that have landed him on the critical radar.

.Ross and Holiday were considered to be "miles apart" in vocal styling and appearance.^ Ross and Holiday were considered to be "miles apart" in vocal styling and appearance.

^ 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.

^ Instead of imitating Holiday's voice, Ross focused on Holiday's vocal phrasing.

.Undaunted, Ross immersed herself in Holiday's music and life story.^ Ross soldiered on, immersing herself into Holiday's music and life story.

^ Undaunted, Ross immersed herself in Holiday's music and life story.

^ Ross soldiered on, immersing herself into Holiday's catalogue.
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.Ross actually knew little about Holiday and was not a big fan of jazz in general.^ Ross actually knew little about Holiday and was not a big fan of jazz in general.

^ Diana actually knew little about Holiday, and wasn't a big fan of jazz in general.

^ In 1972 Diana Ross made her film debut portraying the late jazz singer Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues".
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.Instead of imitating Holiday's voice, Ross focused on Holiday's vocal phrasing.^ Instead of imitating Holiday's voice, Ross focused on Holiday's vocal phrasing.

^ Knowing better than to imitate Holiday's voice, Ross focused on adapting Holiday's vocal phrasing.
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^ She did not attempt to imitate Holiday's voice, instead, Ross focused on adapting Holiday's vocal phrasing.

.Opening in October 1972, Lady Sings the Blues was a phenomenal success, and Ross's performance drew universally favorable reviews.^ Lady Sings the Blues (1972) The Wiz (1978) .
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^ Opening in theaters in the fall of 1972, Lady Sings the Blues became an instant hit.

^ In the film Lady Sings the Blues, her vocalizing is part of a dramatic performance.
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.The movie co-starred Brian's Song star Billy Dee Williams as Holiday's lover, Louis McKay.^ In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany .

^ In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany.
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^ The movie co-starred Brian's Song star Billy Dee Williams as Holiday's lover, Louis McKay.

.The cast also included comedian Richard Pryor as the "Piano Man". In 1973, Ross was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an 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.^ In 1973, Ross was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for 'Best Actress'.

^ Ross was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, and won Best Newcomer at the 1973 Golden Globes.

^ Ross was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Darkness .

.The soundtrack album for Lady Sings the Blues reached number one on the Billboard 200 for two weeks and shipped 300,000 copies during its first eight days of release.^ The soundtrack album for Lady Sings the Blues went to number-one album on the Billboard 200, and reportedly sold 300,000 copies during its first eight days of release.
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^ I forgot about the Lady Sings The Blues soundtrack.
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^ The first disc has not one but two versions of the album.
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.After several of the soundtrack's recording sessions, many of the musicians (some of whom had played with Billie Holiday) spontaneously erupted into applause, in praise of Ross's performances.^ After several of the soundtrack's recording sessions, many of the musicians (some of whom had played with Billie Holiday) spontaneously erupted into applause, in praise of Ross's performances.

^ Ross branched out into acting, starring in a film biography of Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues (November 1972).
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^ 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.
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.The double-pocket custom label record is one of Ross's best-selling albums of all time, with total sales to date of nearly 2 million US units.^ One of Diana Ross's best classics!
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^ The double-pocket custom label record is one of Ross's best-selling albums of all time, with total sales to date of nearly 2 million US units.

^ All For One Artist: diana ross .
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Ross' second self-titled release, Diana Ross (1976), featured the number-1 hits "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" and the Grammy-nominated "Love Hangover".
.In 1972, shortly after filming Lady Sings the Blues, Ross recorded an all-jazz album entitled Blue, which was shelved by Motown Records, who wanted Ross to return to pop music.^ In 1972 Diana Ross made her film debut portraying the late jazz singer Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues".
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^ You want to dance and sing along to Diana Ross music?

^ Lady Sings the Blues (1972) The Wiz (1978) .
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.The following year, Ross responded with Touch Me in the Morning.^ The following year, Ross responded with Touch Me in the Morning .

^ The material was shelved after the producers decided to keep Ross on the pop-star track, which soon produced the #1 hit "Touch Me in the Morning."

^ Following the arrest and jail sentence, Ross stayed out of the public eye during much of the following year, and would not return to touring again until 2004.

.The title track became Ross's second US number-one hit.^ The title track became Ross's second US number-one hit.

^ The hits were the title track and "It's My House."
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^ The material was shelved after the producers decided to keep Ross on the pop-star track, which soon produced the #1 hit "Touch Me in the Morning."

Later in 1973, Ross and label mate Marvin Gaye released their successful duets album, Diana & Marvin, which included the top-twenty US hit, "My Mistake (Was to Love You)" and the top-five UK hit cover of The Stylistics' "You Are Everything".
.In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany.^ In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany .

^ In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany.
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^ The Wiz was Ross' final film for Motown.

.The story of an aspiring fashion designer who becomes a runway model and the toast of the industry, Mahogany was a troubled production from its inception.^ 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.
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^ 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 story of an aspiring fashion designer who becomes a runway model and the toast of the industry, Mahogany was a troubled production from its inception.

.The film's original director, Tony Richardson, was fired during production and Berry Gordy assumed the director's chair himself.^ The film's original director, Tony Richardson , was fired during production and Berry Gordy assumed the director's chair himself.

^ The film's original director, Tony Richardson, was fired during production and Berry Gordy assumed the director's chair himself.

^ Check out the youtube interview where Florence tells about Berry Gordy kicking her out of a Motown party Mary took her to, after she was fired.
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.In addition, Gordy and Ross clashed during filming, with Ross leaving the production before shooting was completed, forcing Gordy to use secretary Edna Anderson as a body double for Ross.^ In addition, Gordy and Ross clashed during filming, with Ross leaving the production before shooting was completed, forcing Gordy to use secretary Edna Anderson as a body double for Ross.

^ In addition, Gordy and Ross clashed during filming, with Ross leaving the production before shooting was completed.

^ A body double had to complete her scenes.
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While a box office success, the film was not well received by the critics: Time magazine's review of the film chastised Gordy for "squandering one of America's most natural resources: Diana Ross".[4]
.Ross hit the top spot 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". A third single release, "I Thought It Took A Little Time", also was a sizable hit from that album.^ Ross hit the top spot 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".
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^ Theme From Mahogany Artist: diana ross .
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^ After You was swiped from her glorious, Diana Ross (1976) album.
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.The success of these singles made her 1976 album, Diana Ross, her fourth LP to reach the Top 10. In 1977, her one-woman show, "An Evening With Diana Ross", earned her a special Tony Award for its performances at Broadway's Palace Theater.^ She won American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross , in 1977.
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^ Top 10 worst albums of the decade .
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^ Diana Ross:  Diana Ross (debut solo album) .
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.The Los Angeles performances were recorded at the Ahmanson Theater and released as a live album of the same name.^ The Los Angeles performances were recorded at the Ahmanson Theater and released as a live album of the same name.

^ It has never sounded better than on her new album, called “I Love You,” and released by Manhattan (EMI) Records on Jan.
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^ The album, titled I Love You, was released on October 2 around the world and will be released on January 16, 2007 in North America, on the Manhattan/EMI Records label.
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.A reimagined version of the show became a television special on NBC, including a dramatic scene in which Ross portrayed Josephine Baker, Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.^ A reimagined version of the show became a television special on NBC , including a dramatic scene in which Ross portrayed Josephine Baker, Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.

^ That same show was televised as a special on NBC and later released as An Evening with Diana Ross.
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^ That same show was televised as a special on NBC and later released as "An Evening with Diana Ross."

.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.^ 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".

^ 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.

^ 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, Ross convinced Universal Pictures producer Rob Cohen to have Ross cast as Dorothy.^ Although teenage Stephanie Mills , a veteran of the play, was originally cast as Dorothy, Ross convinced Universal Pictures producer Rob Cohen to have Ross cast as Dorothy.

^ 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.

^ Although teenaged 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.
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.As a result, the eleven-year-old protagonist of the story became a shy twenty-four year old schoolteacher from Harlem, New York.^ As a result, the eleven-year-old protagonist of the story became a shy twenty-four year old schoolteacher from Harlem, New York.
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^ As a result, the eleven-year-old protagonist of the story became a shy twenty-four year old schoolteacher from Harlem, New York .

^ 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's costars in the film were Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross (no relation), and her former label mate and protégé Michael Jackson from the Jackson 5.^ Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in 1969 -...
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^ Among Ross' costars in the film were Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, and her former labelmate and protégé Michael Jackson from the Jackson 5.
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^ Among Ross' costars in the film were Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, and her former label mate and protg Michael Jackson from the Jackson 5.

.Upon its October 1978 release, the film adaptation of The Wiz, a $24 million production, earned $13.6 million at the box office.^ Upon its October 1978 release, the film adaptation of The Wiz was a costly commercial and critical failure, and it was Ross' final film for Motown.
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^ Ross' third film role came in The Wiz (October 1978).
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^ Upon its October 1978 release, the film adaptation of The Wiz , a $24 million production, earned $13.6 million at the box office.

[5][6][7] .Though pre-release television broadcast rights had been sold to CBS for over $10 million, the film produced a net loss of $10.4 million for Motown and Universal.^ Though pre-release television broadcast rights had been sold to CBS for over $10 million, the film produced a net loss of $10.4 million for Motown and Universal.

^ The disc has long ranked as one of the most successful releases in history, having reportedly sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
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^ Millennium Edition Release Date: 12/5/01 Label: Universal Motown .
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[6][7] .At the time, it was the most expensive film musical ever made.^ At the time, it was the most expensive film musical ever made.

^ Arguably, Ross was the first black female to achieve superstar status in any area of show business, and she did it at a time when music made her legendary ascent possible.
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[8] .The film's failure contributed to the Hollywood studios' reluctance to produce the all-black film projects which had become popular during the blaxploitation era of the early-to-mid 1970s for several years.^ The film's failure contributed to the Hollywood studios' reluctance to produce the all-black film projects which had become popular during the blaxploitation era of the early-to-mid 1970s for several years.

^ 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".

^ 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.

[9][10][11] .The Wiz was Ross' final film for Motown.^ The Wiz was Ross' final film for Motown.

^ The Wiz was Ross's final film for Motown.
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^ 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".

.The accompanying Quincy Jones-produced soundtrack album sold over 850,000 copies in its initial release.^ The accompanying Quincy Jones -produced soundtrack album sold over 850,000 copies in its initial release.

^ The accompanying soundtrack album, however, sold over 850,000 copies.

^ The accompanying soundtrack album was a No.1 hit too.
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.Since its initial release, the film has become a cult classic and, in 2008, was re-released in an Anniversary Edition DVD set.^ Since its initial release, the film has become a cult classic and, in 2008, was re-released in an Anniversary Edition DVD set.

^ May 2008 re 8: This was released as a single in the US, once it became a huge hit here.
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^ On December 9, 2008, the expanded edition of her third solo album, Surrender , was released.

Diana Ross's landmark 1980 album, diana, was her final LP for Motown before leaving for RCA the following year.
.In 1979, Ross reunited with Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson for the album The Boss, which became Ross's first recognized gold-certified album (Motown sales records before 1979 were not audited by the RIAA, and therefore none of Motown's pre-1979 releases was awarded certification).^ 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).

^ The Boss was certified gold.

^ 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).

.That album became Diana Ross's best-selling album since her disco success four years earlier, with sales of more than 850,000, and set the stage for her biggest-selling Motown album of all time.^ NO MORE Album: BLUE (2006) Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana Ross & The Supremes: 25th Anniversary {3 album set} .
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^ More And More Artist: diana ross .
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.It was no mistake that the writing team of Ashford and Simpson was brought in, as they were a top-selling disco act themselves during this period, having had three gold-selling albums in a row to their credit.^ It was no mistake that the writing team of Ashford and Simpson was brought in, as they were a top-selling disco act themselves during this period, having had three gold-selling albums in a row to their credit.

^ But just four years earlier Nile Rodgers, Ashford and Simpson, a spectacular entrance and an album font on a roof carried Diana Ross to one of her peaks.
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^ Motown ensured that their top-selling female artist remained prolific even as she raised her three young daughters, Rhonda, Tracee, and Chudney.
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.Two disco hits, "The Boss" and "No One Gets The Prize", and lesser-known but as important single, "It's My House" made the 1979 release a quick gold seller.^ Disco Diana bosses the songs in 1979: .
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^ No One Gets the Prize 12.
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^ Two disco hits, "The Boss" and "No One Gets The Prize", and lesser-known but as important single, "It's My House" made the 1979 release a quick gold seller.

.In 1980, Ross released her first RIAA platinum-certified disc, "diana", produced by Chic's front men Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.^ In 1980, Ross released her first RIAA platinum-certified disc, "diana," produced by Chic's front men Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

^ In 1989, Diana Ross released her first Motown album in eight years, the Nile Rodgers-produced Workin' Overtime.

^ 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's most successful solo hits, her fifth number-one solo single, "Upside Down", and the Top-5 single "I'm Coming Out". diana was the singer's most successful studio album to date, peaking at number two on the Billboard Album Chart chart for three weeks and selling almost six million copies in the United States with another three million sales globally.^ Diana hit the Top 40 with " Upside Down ."

^ List of best-selling music artists List of number-one hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one in the United States List of number-one dance hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. dance chart References .

^ The album included two of Ross's most successful solo hits, her fifth number-one solo single, "Upside Down", and the Top-5 single "I'm Coming Out".
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[citation needed]
.Ross scored a Top 10 hit in late 1980 with the theme song to the 1980 film It's My Turn.^ Ross scored a Top 10 hit in late 1980 with the theme song to the 1980 film "It's My Turn".

^ Ross scored a Top 10 hit in late 1980 with the theme song to the 1980 film It's My Turn .

^ Diana hit the Top 10 with " Mirror, Mirror ."

.The following year, she collaborated with former Commodores singer-songwriter Lionel Richie on the theme song for the film Endless Love.^ The following year, she collaborated with former Commodores singer-songwriter Lionel Richie on the theme song for the film Endless Love.

^ The following year she performed the theme song from Endless Love (1981), which was composed by Lionel Richie.

^ 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 her final hit on Motown Records, and the Number One Record of the year.^ The Academy Award-nominated 'Endless Love' single became Ross' final hit on Motown Records, and the Number One Record of the year.

^ The single " Endless Love " was certified platinum.

^ The Academy Award-nominated "Endless Love" single became her final hit on Motown Records, and the Number One Record of the year.
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.Feeling that Motown, and in particular Gordy, were keeping her from freely expressing herself and not according her financial parity, Ross left Motown, signing a $20 million contract with RCA Records in the US and Canada and Capitol/EMI elsewhere, ending her twenty-year tenure with the label.^ In early 1981 it was announced that Diana Ross was leaving Motown Records after twenty years for a reported $20,000,000 deal with RCA Records.
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^ 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.

^ After 20 years with Motown, Diana left to sign with RCA in 1981.
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.At the time, the Ross-RCA deal was the most money ever paid to a recording artist.^ Money Artist: diana ross .
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^ At the time, the Ross-RCA deal was the most money ever paid to a recording artist.

^ It's Christmas Time Artist: diana ross .
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.When the duet with Lionel Richie "Endless Love" hit number one in 1981, Ross became the first female artist in music history to have six singles at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.^ Diana Ross and her friends scored their first number one hit with "Where Did Our Love Go?"
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^ 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 Cher's four number-ones, Barbra Streisand's four number-ones, Donna Summer's four number-ones and Olivia Newton-John's four #1's.

^ Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and the LP hit No.
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.That single, the last of her Motown career up to that time, was her first (and to date, only) platinum single, selling in excess of two million copies.^ That single, the last of her Motown career up to that time, was her first (and to date, only) platinum single, selling in excess of two million copies.

^ It was her last single for Gordy's Motown.
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^ The result was Ross' best-selling album ever, paced by her biggest singles hit yet, "Upside Down," and its Top Ten follow-up, "I'm Coming Out."
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1980s and 1990s

Why Do Fools Fall in Love was Ross's debut LP for Ross Records distributed by RCA Records.
Diana Ross's RCA Records debut, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, was issued in October 1981. The album yielded Top 10 hits including 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". A third single, "Work That Body", hit the Top Ten in the UK.
.In 1983, Ross reunited with former Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong for the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.^ In 1983, Ross reunited with former Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong for the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.

^ In 1983, Ross reunited with former Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong for the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever .

^ In 1983, she agreed to do a one-off Supremes reunion with Wilson and Cindy Birdsong (Ballard’s replacement in the group) for the Motown 25 TV special.
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.The three performed their 1969 number-one hit "Someday We'll Be Together", although alleged onstage altercations between Ross and Wilson became an issue during and after the taping of the special.^ "Someday We'll Be Together" was the 12th and the final number-one hit for the Supremes and the last American number-one hit of the 1960s.

^ Someday We'll Be Together Artist: diana ross .
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^ The three performed their 1969 number-one hit " Someday We'll Be Together ", although alleged onstage altercations between Ross and Wilson became an issue during and after the taping of the special.

.A four-song Supremes set was planned but Ross, suffering from influenza, declined to rehearse with "The Girls" and stated that they would have to be happy just doing "Someday We'll Be Together". Before the special was taped later that evening, Wilson allegedly planned with Birdsong to take a step forward every time Ross did the same.^ Someday We'll Be Together Artist: diana ross .
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^ They appropriately closed with, of course, an extended "Someday We'll Be Together"!
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^ A four song Supremes set was planned but Ross declined to rehearse with "The Girls" and stated that they would have to be happy just doing "Some Day We'll Be Together".

.This appeared to frustrate Ross, causing her to push Wilson's shoulder.^ This appeared to frustrate Ross, causing her to push Wilson's shoulder.

^ Wilson took it upon herself to do so, [13] at which point Ross pushed down Wilson's hand-held microphone, stating "It's been taken care of."
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^ Wilson took it upon herself to do so, 12 at which point Ross pushed down Wilson's hand-held microphone, stating "It's been taken care of."

.Later, Wilson was not aware of the script set by producer Suzanne DePasse, in which Ross was to introduce Berry Gordy.^ Due to the non rehearsal, Wilson was not aware of the script set by producer Suzanne DePasse which did not go over well with Ross.

^ Unknown to Wilson, Ross was to introduce Berry Gordy, however Wilson took it upon herself to do so,.

^ Ross then proceeded to introduce Gordy herself.

Wilson took it upon herself to do so,[12] at which point Ross pushed down Wilson's hand-held microphone, stating "It's been taken care of." Ross, then, introduced Gordy.[13] 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."[14]
.On July 21, 1983, Ross held a concert in Central Park, the proceeds of which were to go towards building a playground in the singer's name.^ Note :  In July of 1983, Diana had her legendary concerts in Central Park, NY. .
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^ On July 21, 1983, Ross held a concert in Central Park, the proceeds of which were to go towards building a playground in the singer's name.
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^ On July 21, 1983, Ross held a concert in Central Park , the proceeds of which were to go towards building a playground in the singer's name.

.Fifteen minutes into the concert, which was being filmed for Showtime cable television and televised worldwide, a torrential downpour began.^ Fifteen minutes into the concert, which was being filmed for Showtime cable television and televised worldwide, a torrential downpour began.

^ 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.

^ During the 1970s and into the early to mid 1980s, Ross became the most successful female artist of the rock era, while crossing over into film, television and Broadway.

.As she urged the crowd of over 800,000 to safely exit the venue, Ross announced that she would continue the performance the next day.^ 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.

^ As she urged the crowd of over 800,000 to safely exit the venue, Ross announced that she would continue the performance the next day.

^ Having announced to the capacity crowd that "I love the game of Rugby League", Ross is known to be a major fan of the game, with a particular fondness for the Yorkshire team Batley.

.Her actions drew praise from the mainstream press.^ Ross' actions drew praise within the mainstream press.

^ Her actions drew praise from the mainstream press.

.That next day, over 500,000 people came back for one of the largest free concerts in the park's history.^ That next day, over 500,000 people came back for one of the largest free concerts in the park's history.

^ 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.

^ Once of the most famous moments in Diana Ross' career came when a sudden thunderstorm interrupted her free Central Park concert just as it was beginning.
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.However, the second show generated controversy.^ However, the second show generated controversy.

.During and after the concert, groups of young men began a rampage through Central Park, assaulting and robbing more than one hundred people.^ During and after the concert, groups of young men began a rampage through Central Park, assaulting and robbing more than one hundred people.

^ In related news, TV One is taking on Florence Ballard’s story during their forthcoming ‘unsung’ series, click here for dates and more information .
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^ The disc has long ranked as one of the most successful releases in history, having reportedly sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
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.Some of the victims of the attacks subsequently filed lawsuits against New York City for failing to provide adequate security at the concert.^ Some of the victims of the attacks subsequently filed lawsuits against New York City for failing to provide adequate security at the concert.

^ A rare live recording of The Supremes at New York City's famous Copacabana nightclub.

^ All saw the fabulous sold-out/S.R.O. show at famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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.The suits were eventually settled at a cost of millions of dollars.^ The suits were eventually settled at a cost of millions of dollars.

.The funds for the playground were to be derived from sales of different items at the concert; however, all profits earned from the first concert were spent on the second.^ The funds for the playground were to be derived from sales of different items at the concert; however, all profits earned from the first concert were spent on the second.

.When the mainstream media discovered the exorbitant costs of the two concerts, Diana Ross faced criticism and poor publicity.^ When the mainstream media discovered the exorbitant costs of the two concerts, Diana Ross faced criticism and poor publicity.

^ Diana Ross Concerts and television specials .

^ Home Performances ROSS Special ROSS Magazine Diana TV Land EUROPE 2007 U.S.A 2007 TOUR 2008 TOUR 2007 TOUR 2006 TOUR 2005 TOUR 2004 MEDIA ROSS SHOP .

.Although representatives of Diana Ross originally refused to pay anything for the proposed playground, Ross later paid the US$250,000.00 required to build the park.^ Although representatives of Diana Ross originally refused to pay anything for the proposed playground, Ross later paid the US$250,000.00 required to build the park.

^ The Diana Ross Playground was finally built three years later.

^ Diana Ross Later years .

.The Diana Ross Playground was finally built three years later.^ Although Koch's objections slowed the progress, the Diana Ross Playground was finally built three years later.

^ Diana Ross Early years .

^ The Diana Ross Playground was finally built three years later.

[15]
.Other hit singles recorded by Ross for RCA included the Top 10 Grammy-nominated "Muscles" (1982), "So Close" (1983), "Pieces of Ice" (1983), "All of You" (1984), the #1 dance hit "Swept Away" (1984), the #1 R&B Marvin Gaye tribute "Missing You" (1985), "Eaten Alive" (1985) and the UK #1 single, "Chain Reaction", which was Diana's final appearance on the Hot 100 (1986).^ Any of the images can be tiled, or stretched to make creative and down right HOT Diana Ross Wallpaper.

^ The result was Ross' best-selling album ever, paced by her biggest singles hit yet, "Upside Down," and its Top Ten follow-up, "I'm Coming Out."
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^ She won American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross , in 1977.
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Ross also sang part of the lead vocal on the 1985 worldwide number-1 "We Are The World".
.(Technically speaking,"We Are The World",along with her 12 Supremes #1's and 6 solo #1's,gives Diana a total of 19 appearences on a #1 single).^ Rosswent on to achieve six No.1 singles as a solo artist amassing a total of 18 No.1s.
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^ CD 2008/12/17 2381 yen The Best Of 20Th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection/ Diana Ross & The Supremes .
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^ 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.

.Albums during this period included the gold-certified release, All The Great Hits, Silk Electric (also Gold-certified), Diana Ross Anthology and Swept Away which sold over 900,000 copies in the US by the time it was taken out of print.^ 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.

^ Swept Away was certified gold.

^ Swept Away Artist: diana ross .
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.Ross hosted The American Music Awards in 1986 and 1987, delighting the fashion press by changing evening gowns during each commercial break.^ Ross hosted The American Music Awards in 1986 and 1987, delighting the fashion press by changing evening gowns during each commercial break.

^ Diana hosted the American Music Awards.

^ Diana Ross & the Supremes were the most successful American musical group of the 1960s, ...
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.However, while Ross continued to have success overseas, she began to struggle with record sales in the US as the 1980s drew to a close.^ While Ross continued to have success overseas as the 1980s continued, she began to struggle on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart.

^ However, while Ross continued to have success overseas, she began to struggle with record sales in the US as the 1980s drew to a close.

^ During the 1970s and into the early to mid 1980s, Ross became the most successful female artist of the rock era, while crossing over into film, television and Broadway.

.The 1987 album Red Hot Rhythm & Blues sold fewer than 300,000 copies in the United States.^ The accompanying soundtrack album, however, sold over 850,000 copies.

^ The 1987 album Red Hot Rhythm & Blues sold fewer than 300,000 copies in the United States.

^ Red Hot Rhythm & Blues was released and aired as a TV special.

."If We Hold On Together", the theme to the Don Bluth animated film "The Land Before Time" in 1988 was a #1 single in Japan, later making the UK Top 20 in 1992. In 1989, after leaving RCA, Diana Ross returned to Motown, where she was now both a part-owner and a recording artist.^ Battlefield Artist: diana ross .
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^ My Guy Artist: diana ross .
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^ O Holy Night Artist: diana ross .
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.In 1989, Diana Ross released her first Motown album in eight years, the Nile Rodgers-produced Workin' Overtime.^ In May 1970, "Diana Ross" was released on Motown.

^ That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, "Diana!".

^ Workin' Overtime was released.

.Despite a #3 R&B hit with the title track, the album failed to find a pop audience in America - selling only slightly over 100,000 copies.^ Despite a #3 R&B hit with the title track, the album failed to find a pop audience in America - selling only slightly over 100,000 copies.

^ Despite a number-3 R&B hit with the title track, the album failed to find a pop audience in America - selling only slightly over 100,000 copies.
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^ Despite a chart topping 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-up albums such as 1991's The Force Behind the Power, 1995's Take Me Higher and 1999's Every Day is a New Day produced similar disappointing results in the US. Her last major R&B hit single was "No Matter What You Do", a duet with Al B. Sure!, which peaked at #4 in early 1991. She continued having minor R&B chart entries throughout the 1990s with only the title track of her album Take Me Higher reaching #1 on the Billboard dance chart and making the 'Bubbling Under The Hot 100' chart at #114.
Ross co-starred with R&B singer Brandy in the ABC television movie Double Platinum in 1999.
.Ross 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), "One Shining Moment" (1992), and "Not Over You Yet" (1999).^ Momentous Ross-ities in 1992 as single songs: .
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^ One Shining Moment lyrics .

^ Diana hit the Top 10 with " Mirror, Mirror ."

.Additionally, "Force Behind The Power", "Heart (Don't Change My Mind)" (1992), "Your Love" (1994), "The Best Years of My Life" (1994), "Take Me Higher" (1995), "Gone" (1995), "I Will Survive" (1996) and "In the Ones You Love" (1996) all reached either the UK Top 20 or Top 40, proving that while her domestic chart performance waned, she was still a viable recording artist internationally.^ Force Behind The Power Artist: diana ross .
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^ Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my world, part of the fabric of my life in a way that I can’t seem to find words to express.
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^ (PWH) Names: Diana Ross (133 documents) example document: Take me higher UMG Recordings, Inc.
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.Ross headlined the 1991 UK Royal Variety Performance and was a halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in 1996. She also performed in London, England in 1995, delivering an outstanding set at Wembley Stadium as the pre-game attraction in the opening game of the Rugby League world cup between Great Britain and Australia.^ Ross was a halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in 1996.

^ She also performed in London, England in 1995, delivering an outstanding set at Wembley Stadium as the pre-game attraction in the opening game of the Rugby League world cup between Great Britain and Australia.

^ Ross headlined the 1991 UK Royal Variety Performance and was a halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in 1996.

.Having announced to the capacity crowd that "I love the game of Rugby League", Ross is known to be a major fan of the game, with a particular fondness for the Yorkshire team Batley.^ Having announced to the capacity crowd that "I love the game of Rugby League", Ross is known to be a major fan of the game, with a particular fondness for the Yorkshire team Batley.

^ In 2000, Ross announced a Supremes reunion tour, again with former band mates Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, called "Return to Love".

^ As she urged the crowd of over 800,000 to safely exit the venue, Ross announced that she would continue the performance the next day.

.In 1999, she was named the most successful female singer in the history of the United Kingdom charts, based upon a tally of her career hits.^ In 1999, she was named the most successful female singer in the history of the United Kingdom charts, based upon a tally of her career hits.

^ 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.

^ "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.

Fellow Michigan singer Madonna would eventually succeed Ross as the most successful female artist in the UK.
.Diana Ross returned to acting in the ABC telefilm, Out of Darkness (1994), in which she played a woman suffering from schizophrenia.^ Out of Darkness (1994) Double Platinum (1999) Diana Ross Television series .

^ I'm Coming Out Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana Ross returned to acting in the ABC telefilm, "Out of Darkness" (1994), in which she played a woman suffering from schizophrenia.

.Ross drew critical acclaim for her acting, and scored her third Golden Globe nomination.^ Once again, Ross drew critical acclaim for her acting, and scored her third Golden Globe nomination for acting.

^ Ross drew critical acclaim for her acting, and scored her third Golden Globe nomination.

^ Winning a Golden Globe for Best Newcomer, Ross lost the Best Actress Oscar to her friend Liza Minnelli, for her role in "Cabaret".

.In 1999, Ross co-starred with young R&B singer Brandy for the ABC television movie Double Platinum playing a singer who neglected her daughter while concentrating on her career.^ Out of Darkness (1994) Double Platinum (1999) Diana Ross Television series .

^ In 1999, Ross co-starred with young R&B singer Brandy for the ABC television movie "Double Platinum" playing a singer who neglected her daughter while concentrating on her career.

^ Diana could be seen in the TV movie, Double Platinum with Brandy .

1999-2003

.Diana Ross was a presenter at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, held that September.^ Diana Ross Awards and recognitions .

^ Diana Ross was a presenter at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards , held that September.

^ Diana Ross was a presenter at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, held that September.

.She shocked television viewers when she touched rapper Lil' Kim's exposed, pasty-covered breast, amazed at the young rapper's brashness.^ 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?

^ She shocked television viewers when she touched rapper Lil' Kim 's exposed, pasty-covered breast, amazed at the young rapper's brashness.

^ 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 a month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for assaulting a female security guard.

[16] .A month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for "assaulting" a female security guard.^ 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 a month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for assaulting a female security guard.

^ A month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for assaulting a female security guard.

^ Diana was arrested for alleged assault of a security officer at a London airport.

.The singer claimed that she had felt "violated as a woman" by the full-body search to which she was subjected.^ The singer claimed that she had felt "violated as a woman" by the full-body search to which she was subjected.

^ Angered over a "body search" by the guard that she felt was invasive, Ross had fondled the woman back.

^ Angered over a 'body search' by the guard that she felt was invasive, Ross had fondled the woman back.

.In retaliation, she was alleged to have touched the female airport security guard in a similar manner.^ In retaliation, she was alleged to have touched the female airport security guard in a similar manner.

^ A month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for assaulting a female security guard.

^ Diana was arrested for alleged assault of a security officer at a London airport.

.The singer was detained but later released.^ The singer was detained but was later released.

^ The singer was detained but later released.

^ The singer was arrested but was later released.

[17]
.In 2000, Ross announced a Supremes reunion tour with former group-mates Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, entitled Return to Love.^ In 2000, Ross announced a Supremes reunion tour, again with former band mates Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, called "Return to Love".

^ In 2000, plans were made for Ross to join Wilson and Birdsong for the Return to Love tour.
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^ Supremes return for tour .

.Wilson and Birdsong declined the tour because of a reported difference in pay offered to each member: as performer and producer, Ross was offered a percentage of the tour's profits, while Wilson was offered $2 million (later increased to $3 million by Ross herself) and Birdsong, $1 million.^ Wilson and Birdsong declined the tour because of a reported difference in pay offered to each member: as performer and producer, Ross was offered a percentage of the tour's profits, while Wilson was offered $2 million (later increased to $3 million by Ross herself) and Birdsong, $1 million.

^ 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.

^ Gift of Love was promoted by a concert tour featuring the Supremes, although neither Mary Wilson nor Cindy Birdsong appeared -- their roles were instead assumed by singers Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne, neither of whom had ever performed with Ross during the group's glory days.
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[18] .They were replaced by latter-day Supremes Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne, both of whom were members of the group after Diana Ross's departure.^ It should be of note that both Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne were members of the Supremes after Diana Ross had left The Supremes.

^ They were replaced by latter-day Supremes Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne.

^ They were replaced by latter-day Supremes Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne , both of whom were members of the group after Diana Ross's departure.

.Despite a respectable opening in Philadelphia and sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York (ironically, the final show they would play), the Return to Love tour was canceled after nine dates because of slow ticket sales, most of which cost double, and in some cases, triple what is charged for Diana Ross (as a solo performer) tickets.^ Love Me Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana Ross:  Diana Ross (debut solo album) .
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^ Love Lies Artist: diana ross .
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.In December 2002, Ross was arrested in Tucson, Arizona for drunk driving.^ In December 2002, Ross was arrested in Tucson, Arizona for drunk driving .

^ In December 2002, Ross was arrested in Tucson, Arizona for drunk driving.

^ Big surprise she was arrested for drunk driving.

.She pleaded "no contest", and later served a two-day jail sentence near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut.^ She pled no contest, and later served a two day jail sentence near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

^ She pleaded "no contest", and later served a two-day jail sentence near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut .

^ She pleaded "no contest", and later served a two-day jail sentence near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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[19] Following the arrest and jail sentence, Ross stayed out of the public eye during much of the following year, and would not return to touring again until 2004.

Current work

.Following successful European and American tours in 2004, Diana Ross returned to the Billboard music charts with two duets in 2005. "I've Got a Crush on You", recorded with Rod Stewart for his album The Great American Songbook, reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart.^ Diana Ross:  Diana Ross (debut solo album) .
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^ You want to dance and sing along to Diana Ross music?

^ After You was swiped from her glorious, Diana Ross (1976) album.
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.The second, recorded with Westlife, was a remake of Ross's 1991 number-2 UK single, "When You Tell Me You Love Me", and reached number 2 in the UK, just as the original had, and number 1 in Ireland.^ 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.

^ I Love You Artist: diana ross .
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^ The second, recorded with Westlife , was a remake of Ross's 1991 number-2 UK single, "When You Tell Me You Love Me", and reached number 2 in the UK, just as the original had, and number 1 in Ireland.

.In June 2006, Motown released the shelved Blue album, which peaked at number 2 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.^ In June 2006, Motown released the shelved Blue album, which peaked at number 2 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.

^ 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.

.Ross' new studio album, I Love You, was released worldwide on October 2, 2006 and January 16, 2007, in North America, on the Manhattan Records/EMI label.^ Note :  This Diana Ross album is on her new label Manhattan Records located in....
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album I LOVE YOU (2006) By diana ross .
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^ Label: Motown Records Released: 5/16/00 More Info Gift of Love .
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[20] .The new album earned the coveted Hot Shot Debut by Billboard magazine when it debuted at #32 on Billboard's Hot100 pop albums chart and #16 on its R&B chart, making it Ross's first top-forty US pop album since 1984's Swept Away.^ Swept Away Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana Ross:  Diana Ross (debut solo album) .
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^ The new album earned the coveted Hot Shot Debut by Billboard magazine when it debuted at #32 on Billboard's Hot100 pop albums chart and #16 on its R&B chart, making it Ross's 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 622,000 copies worldwide.^ Since its release in 2007, EMI Inside reports that I Love You has sold more than 622,000 copies worldwide.

^ 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.

^ Later this month, as Diana Ross prepares to release I Love You , her first new studio album in more than seven years, she delivers a memo to all the wannabe divas of 2007 : Miss Ross is available for private consultation, voice coaching and career advice.

.
Diana Ross is applauded by her fellow Kennedy Center honorees as she is recognized for her career achievements by then-President George W. Bush in the East Room of the White House Sunday, Dec.
^ White Christmas Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana Ross Early solo career .

.2, 2007, during the Kennedy Center Gala Reception.^ Recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors.
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^ Wikinews has related news: Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients .

^ Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipientsIn 2005, Diana Ross returned to the charts with a pair of duets.

From left are singer-songwriter Brian Wilson; filmmaker Martin Scorsese; comedian, actor and author Steve Martin and pianist Leon Fleisher.
.In January 2007, Ross appeared on a number of television shows across the U.S. to promote her new album and began touring in the spring.^ 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.

^ In January 2007, Ross appeared on a number of television shows across the U.S. to promote her new album and began touring in the spring.

^ 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.

.She appeared on American Idol as a mentor to the contestants[21] Ross's United States "I Love You" tour garnered positive reviews,[22] as did her European tour of the same year.^ She appeared on American Idol as a mentor to the contestants [22] Ross's United States "I Love You" tour garnered positive reviews, [23] as did her European tour of the same year.
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^ She also appeared on "American Idol" as a mentor to the contestants Ross's United States 'I Love You' tour has garnered positive reviews, as well as her European tour, which began on May 6, 2007.

^ I Love You Artist: diana ross .
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[23]
.At the 2007 BET Awards, Ross was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by singer Alicia Keys and her five children.^ Ross is the mother of five children.

^ At the 2007 BET Awards , Ross was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by singer Alicia Keys and her five children.

^ 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.^ Stevie Wonder , Erykah Badu and Chaka Khan performed a tribute to Ross, covering several of her hits.

^ Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Chaka Khan performed a tribute to Ross, covering several of her hits.

^ Several months later, Ross released Surrender , which included the top-20 pop hit, "Remember Me".

.During her acceptance speech, she lambasted the declining level of professional standards among the younger generation's musicians, as well as their overabundant use of vulgarity and profanity to garner press attention and record sales.^ During her acceptance speech, she lambasted the declining level of professional standards among the younger generation's musicians, as well as their overabundant use of vulgarity and profanity to garner press attention and record sales.

.Later that year, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors committee, which recognizes career excellence, cultural influence and contributions to American culture, named Diana Ross as one of its honorees.^ Diana Ross Early solo career .

^ One of Diana Ross's best classics!
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^ And the recent Kennedy Center honor.

.Past honoree and fellow Motown alumni Smokey Robinson and actor Terence Howard spoke on her behalf at the official ceremony that December, and singers Ciara, Vanessa L. Williams, Yolanda Adams and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performed musical tributes.^ Past honoree and fellow Motown alumni Smokey Robinson and actor Terence Howard spoke on her behalf at the official ceremony that December, and singers Ciara, Vanessa L. Williams , Yolanda Adams and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performed musical tributes.
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^ Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams is an American actress and singer.
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^ Past honoree and fellow Motown alumni Smokey Robinson spoke on her behalf at the official ceremony that December.

.In February 2008, Diana Ross was guest speaker at the Houston-based Brilliant Lecture series, at The Hobby Center, Houston.^ In February 2008, Diana Ross was guest speaker at the Houston-based Brilliant Lecture series, at The Hobby Center, Houston.

^ 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.

^ I feel Diana Ross should be in based on her performance abilities and length of an amazing career.

.The lectures are designed to present prolific and influential characters to speak about their life and inspirations.^ The lectures are designed to present prolific and influential characters to speak about their life and inspirations.

.During her lecture Ross stated that it is "unlikely" that she would undertake any further movie projects.^ During her lecture Ross stated that it is "unlikely" that she would undertake any further movie projects.

^ Following the arrest and jail sentence, Ross stayed out of the public eye during much of the following year, and would not return to touring again until 2004.

^ If she played Diana Ross in a movie they would have to get someone to stand in for the singing.
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.In May 2008, Ross headlined at New York's Radio City Music Hall at the 'Divas with Heart' event, which also featured fellow R&B legends Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle.^ Note :  This Diana Ross album is on her new label Manhattan Records located in....
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^ Some of the victims of the attacks subsequently filed lawsuits against New York City for failing to provide adequate security at the concert.

^ In May 2008, Ross headlined at New York's Radio City Music Hall at the 'Divas with Heart' event, which also featured fellow R&B legends Gladys Knight , Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle.
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.The following month she was a headliner at the City Stages music festival in Birmingham, AL, next to The Flaming Lips.^ The following month she was a headliner at the City Stages music festival in Birmingham, AL, next to The Flaming Lips.

.The New York Times said about the duo, "the most incongruous headliners at an outdoor urban concert series, with the once-in-a-lifetime-at-most combination of Diana Ross and the Flaming Lips.^ I greeted her and Diana Ross said, "I think it's about time we met."

^ The New York Times said about the duo, "the most incongruous headliners at an outdoor urban concert series, with the once-in-a-lifetime-at-most combination of Diana Ross and the Flaming Lips.

^ Diana Ross Concerts and television specials .

.Something for everyone, surely."^ Something for everyone, surely."

.She performed at two major events in the UK in July 2008: the famous Liverpool Pops Festival and the National Trust Summer Festival at Petworth House, West Sussex.^ She performed at two major events in the UK in July 2008: the famous Liverpool Pops Festival and the National Trust Summer Festival at Petworth House, West Sussex.

.Ross's 1970 album Everything Is Everything was released in the United States for the first time on CD on April 18, 2008, as an expanded edition with bonus tracks and alternate versions of the songs.^ On December 9, 2008, the expanded edition of her third solo album, Surrender , was released.

^ Together - single mix (first time on CD) (bonus track) 13.
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^ Ross's 1970 album Everything Is Everything was released in the United States for the first time on CD on April 18, 2008, as an expanded edition with bonus tracks and alternate versions of the songs.

.On December 9, 2008, the expanded edition of her third solo album, Surrender, was released.^ On December 9, 2008, the expanded edition of her third solo album, Surrender , was released.

^ 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".

^ Ross's 1970 album Everything Is Everything was released in the United States for the first time on CD on April 18, 2008, as an expanded edition with bonus tracks and alternate versions of the songs.

.In early December 2008, Motown announced the result of an international poll of the greatest Motown recordings.^ In early December 2008, Motown announced the result of an international poll of the greatest Motown recordings.

^ In early 1981 it was announced that Diana Ross was leaving Motown Records after twenty years for a reported $20,000,000 deal with RCA Records.
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^ The poll determined the track listing for a Motown fiftieth anniversary album to be released in December.

.The winner, worldwide, was Marvin Gaye's "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" while Ross's version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was No.^ (We have a Ross friend in the Brokeback Mountain state who is trying to get that version.
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^ Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye:  Diana & Marvin .
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^ But the arrangements are always clever enough to be bearable, the song material is uniformly strong, Ross and Jamerson's performances are as solid as ever, and the high points are significant.
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.2. This track was the top choice by British voters.^ This track was the top choice by British voters.
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.The poll determined the track listing for a Motown fiftieth anniversary album to be released in December.^ The poll determined the track listing for a Motown fiftieth anniversary album to be released in December.

^ The Motown 20th Anniversary Album (2xLP) .
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^ In 2006 Motown finally released Ross' lost album Blue, a collection of standards originally intended as the follow-up to Lady Sings the Blues.

.A significant number of Supremes and Diana Ross songs finished in the top 50 of the poll, requiring the elimination of some of these songs from the final track listing to prevent an unbalanced track selection.^ Top Diana Ross downloads .
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^ The Christmas Song Artist: diana ross .
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^ A significant number of Supremes and Diana Ross songs finished in the top 50 of the poll, requiring the elimination of some of these songs from the final track listing to prevent an unbalanced track selection.

.On October 16-17, 2009, Diana Ross headlined the annual Dutch concert event, "Symphonica in Rosso", in the 34,000-seat Gelredome Stadium, in Arnhem.^ Like.com ) posted at 4:53pm on July 13, 2009 Diana Ross Live in Concert during the "Symphonica Rosso"-event in the Gelre Dome Stadium in the city of Arnhem, the Netherlands (October 16 and October 17 20...
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^ Diana Ross Live in Concert during the "Symphonica Rosso"-event in the Gelre Dome Stadium in the city of Arnhem, the Netherlands (October 16 and October 17 2009) Attaining your second Live Performance on October 17 2009 (not a request) .
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^ On October 16-17, 2009, Diana Ross headlined the annual Dutch concert event, "Symphonica in Rosso", in the 34,000-seat Gelredome Stadium, in Arnhem.

.She was accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.^ She was accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.

.Each night was attended by 20,000 audience members.^ Each night was attended by 20,000 audience members.

^ The girls then 'owned' the 20,000-plus audience.
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.In January 2010, Motown release the extended version of the classic 'Touch Me In the Morning; album, including tracks from the previously unreleased 'For The Baby' album.^ In January 2010, Motown release the extended version of the classic 'Touch Me In the Morning; album, including tracks from the previously unreleased 'For The Baby' album.

^ The blockbuster album yielded 3 Top 10 hits including 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".

^ In 2006 Motown finally released Ross' lost album Blue, a collection of standards originally intended as the follow-up to Lady Sings the Blues.

.In January 2010, it was also revealed that Diana Ross is teaming up with shoe designer Steve Madden to launch a range of designer sneakers to be available through the Foot Locker retail company.^ Up Front Artist: diana ross .
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^ Give Up Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana Ross attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School, graduating in January, 1962, at the age of seventeen, one semester before the rest of her classmates.
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Madden later explained that this story was not true. He mentioned Diana in an interview noting her as a style Icon, and the interviewer misinterpreted his answer.

Personal life

.Diana was the second of six children born to a Baptist family by Fred Ross (July 4, 1920 - November 21, 2007) and Ernestine Ross (January 27, 1916 - October 9, 1984) in Detroit's Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects.^ Family Artist: diana ross .
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^ Diana was the second of six children born to a Baptist family by Fred Ross (July 4, 1920 - November 21, 2007) and Ernestine Ross (January 27, 1916 - October 9, 1984) in Detroit 's Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects .

^ Save The Children Artist: diana ross .
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.During Diana's later teenage years, her parents separated, divorcing in 1973. Diana's mother later married John Jordan in 1977. Fred Ross never remarried.^ During Diana's later teenage years, her parents separated, divorcing in 1973.

^ Diana's mother later married John Jordan in 1977.

^ Diana Ross Early years .

.Her older sister, Barbara, became a doctor.^ Her older sister, Barbara, became a doctor.

^ Her sisters Barbara and Rita did not enter show business; instead, Barbara Ross became a doctor, while Rita Ross became a schoolteacher.

^ Sister of Barbara Ross (doctor), Rita Ross (schoolteacher), Fred Ross...
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In 1993, Dr. Ross-Lee was appointed Dean of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, becoming the first African-American woman to administer a medical school in the United States. .Younger sister, Rita, became a teacher.^ Younger sister, Rita, became a teacher.

^ Her sisters Barbara and Rita did not enter show business; instead, Barbara Ross became a doctor, while Rita Ross became a schoolteacher.

.Brothers Arthur and Chico Ross followed their sister into the recording industry and entertainment business, respectively.^ Brothers Arthur and Chico Ross followed their sister into the recording industry and entertainment business, respectively.

^ Diana Ross The entertainment industry saluted her portrayal of Billie Holliday in the film Lady Sings the Blues with top awards and nominations.
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^ 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.

.Diana Ross attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School, graduating in January, 1962, at the age of seventeen, one semester before the rest of her classmates.^ Ross aspired to be a fashion designer , and studied design and seamstress skills while attending Cass Technical High School in Downtown Detroit.

^ She graduated in 1962, one full semester earlier than her classmates.

^ Like her father, Ross attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School.

.Ross is the mother of five children.^ Ross is the mother of five children.

^ At the 2007 BET Awards, Ross was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by singer Alicia Keys and her five children.

^ After Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, Ross was named in his will as the custodian of his children in the event of the death of his mother, Katherine Jackson .

.She married music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in January, 1971. Daughter Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein was born on August 8, 1971; Rhonda's biological father is Berry Gordy.^ Daughter Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein was born on August 8, 1971; Rhonda's biological father is Berry Gordy .

^ She married music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in January, 1971.

^ Ross married music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in August 1971.

.She is now married; her married name is Rhonda Ross Kendrick.^ She is now married; her married name is Rhonda Ross Kendrick.
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^ She is now married; her married name is Rhonda Ross Kendrick .

^ She and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are the parents of Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein (born 1971), now known as Rhonda Ross Kendrick.

.Ross and Silberstein had two daughters: Tracee Joy Silberstein, born October 29, 1972 (now known as Tracee Ellis Ross) and Chudney Lane Silberstein, born November 4, 1975 (now known as Chudney Ross).^ Ross and Silberstein had two daughters: Tracee Joy Silberstein, born October 29, 1972 (now known as Tracee Ellis Ross ) and Chudney Lane Silberstein, born November 4, 1975 (now known as Chudney Ross ).

^ Ross and Silberstein had two daughters: Tracee Joy Silberstein, born October 29, 1972 (now known as Tracee Ellis Ross) and Chutney Lane Silberstein, born November 4, 1975 (now known as Chudney Ross).
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^ 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 and Robert Silberstein divorced in March 1977.
In January 1986 she married Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Næss Jr.. .Their sons are Ross Arne Næss (born October 7, 1987) and Evan Olav Næss (born August 26, 1988), now known as Evan 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.

^ In January 1986 she married Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Næss Jr. Their sons are Ross Arne Næss (born October 7, 1987) and Evan Olav Næss (born August 26, 1988), now known as Evan Ross ).

^ Ross Arne Nss (born 1987) and Evan Olaf Nss, now known as Evan Ross (born 1988), are the children of Ross and Arne Nss.

After several years of legal separation, Ross and Næss were officially divorced in late 2000. Næss was killed in a mountain-climbing accident in South Africa in 2004.
.Rhonda and Tracee graduated from Brown University, and Chudney from Georgetown University.^ Rhonda and Tracee graduated from Brown University , and Chudney from Georgetown University .

^ Rhonda and Tracee graduated from Brown University, and Chutney from Georgetown University.
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.All have followed their mother to show business.^ All have followed their mother to show business.

^ Son Ross currently attends New York's Marist College , where he is a ski club member 24 , and has not followed his siblings into show business.

^ Son Ross currently attends New York's Marist College, where he is a ski club member [25] , and has not followed his siblings into show business.
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.Rhonda gained success as an actress in television movies and daytime soap operas.^ Rhonda gained success as an actress in television movies and daytime soap operas.

.Tracee was a co-star of the hit UPN sitcom Girlfriends.^ Tracee was a co-star of the hit UPN sitcom "Girlfriends."
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^ Tracee was a co-star of the hit UPN sitcom " Girlfriends ."

.Chudney is active in behind-the-scenes work and is also a model.^ Chudney is active in behind-the-scenes work and is also a model.

.Son Ross currently attends New York's Marist College, where he is a ski club member[24], and has not followed his siblings into show business.^ Son Ross currently attends New York's Marist College , where he is a ski club member 24 , and has not followed his siblings into show business.

^ All have followed their mother to show business.

^ Son Ross currently attends New York's Marist College, where he is a ski club member [25] , and has not followed his siblings into show business.
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.Youngest son Evan Ross is a successful actor, starring in the successful major motion pictures, ATL and Pride (co-starring Terrance Howard) and the HBO film, "Life Support", co-starring Dana Owens (Queen Latifah) and his older sister, Tracee Ellis-Ross.^ Youngest son Evan Ross is a successful actor, starring in the successful major motion pictures, "ATL" and "Pride" (co-starring Terrance Howard) and the HBO film, "Life Support", co-starring Dana Owens (Queen Latifah) and his older sister, Tracee Ellis-Ross.

^ Berry Gordy had decided it was time the company ventured again into new territory, focusing much of his attention on developing a motion picture corporation, with Diana Ross as its first star.

^ In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany .

.Ross’s brother, Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, was a songwriter for Motown; he co-wrote, “I Want You”, recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1976. Arthur and his wife, Patricia Ann Robinson, were murdered in April 1996. They were discovered in a dank basement, bound and gagged, after next-door neighbors contacted police regarding a foul odor coming from a run-down house in Oak Park, Michigan - town bordering Detroit.^ They were discovered in a dank basement, bound and gagged, after next-door neighbors contacted police regarding a foul odor coming from a run-down house in Oak Park, Michigan - a small, impoverished town bordering Detroit.
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^ 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.

^ Arthur and his wife, Patricia Ann Robinson, were murdered in April 1996.

.Police estimated that the bodies had been there for several days.^ Police estimated that the bodies had been there for several days.

.The Ross family posted a $25,000 reward for any information related to the murders, but to date, the crime is unsolved.^ The Ross family posted a $25,000 reward for any information related to the murders, but to date, the crime is unsolved.

.Diana Ross covered the song “I Want You” on her 2007 album I Love You.^ Love Me Artist: diana ross .
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^ Love Lies Artist: diana ross .
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^ After You was swiped from her glorious, Diana Ross (1976) album.
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.Ross was a close friend and longtime mentor of Michael Jackson, with whom she co-starred in the 1978 film version of the Broadway musical, The Wiz (a remake of The Wizard of Oz).^ (DBW) In 1978, Ross appeared in the film version of The Wiz and the accompanying soundtrack .
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^ Ross went on to star in further films, Mahogany and The Wiz.
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^ 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.

.After Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, Ross was named in his will as the custodian of his children in the event of the death of his mother, Katherine Jackson.^ Diana was named in Jackson's will as an alternative guardian for the children if his mother Katherine was unable to care for them.
  • Times Square Gossip: DIANA ROSS DENIES MICHAEL JACKSON GOSSIP 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.timessquaregossip.com [Source type: General]

^ After Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, Ross was named in his will as the custodian of his children in the event of the death of his mother, Katherine Jackson .

^ Ross is the mother of five children.

[25] .Ross was invited to speak at the memorial held in Los Angeles on Tuesday July 7, 2009, but declined in a letter read by Smokey Robinson at the ceremony.^ Tuesday, July 21, 2009 .
  • Times Square Gossip: DIANA ROSS DENIES MICHAEL JACKSON GOSSIP 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.timessquaregossip.com [Source type: General]

^ Ross was invited to speak at the memorial held in Los Angeles on Tuesday July 7, 2009, but declined in a letter read by Smokey Robinson at the ceremony.

^ Diana’s 20-year-son Evan Ross and his girlfriend were overheard discussing the issue at Diddy’s Fourth of July White Party presented by Starbucks Ice-cream in Los Angeles on Saturday.
  • FOXNews.com - Surprised Diana Ross Doesn't Want Responsibility of Jacko's Kids? 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

.Like Jackson's other close friends, Macaulay Culkin, Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones, and Liza Minnelli, Ross stated that she wanted to grieve in private.^ Like Jackson's other close friends, Macaulay Culkin , Elizabeth Taylor , Quincy Jones , and Liza Minnelli , Ross stated that she wanted to grieve in private.

^ Like Jackson's other close friends, Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones , and Liza Minnelli , Ross stated that she wanted to grieve in private.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Diana Ross - Biography 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Winning a Golden Globe for Best Newcomer, Ross lost the Best Actress Oscar to her friend Liza Minnelli, for her role in Cabaret.

.Ross became a grandmother in the summer of 2009 when her daughter, Rhonda, gave birth to a boy.^ Ross became a grandmother in the summer of 2009 when her daughter, Rhonda, gave birth to a boy.

In popular culture

  • Ross was portrayed by actress Samantha Kaine in the 2004 VH1 film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, a biographical film about Michael Jackson.
  • She was also portrayed by actress Holly Robinson-Peete in the 1992 television mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream.
  • In the 2006 film Dreamgirls, Beyonce Knowles' character Deena Jones was based on Ross.
  • In the 1996 film Phenomenon, Forest Whitaker's character, Nate Pope, is obsessed with Diana Ross.
  • In the 2001 comedy film Get Over It, the Dr Desmond Forrest-Oates character once claimed he made a song for Ross, which even included a flashback of the event, however Ross is not actually seen, only her leg passing (she did not, however, actually star in the film).
  • Ross contributed her voice to the fictionalized version of herself in the debut episode of popular 1970's classic cartoon by ABC entitled, The Jackson 5ive.

Solo discography

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

^ The following albums reached the Top Ten on either the United States albums chart, including the R&B charts or the United Kingdom pop albums chart.

^ 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.

Top Ten albums

.The following albums reached the Top Ten on either the United States albums chart, including the R&B charts or the United Kingdom pop albums chart.^ The following albums reached the Top Ten on either the United States pop albums chart or the United Kingdom pop albums chart.

^ The following albums reached the Top Ten on either the United States albums chart, including the R&B charts or the United Kingdom pop albums chart.

^ 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.

Filmography

Television

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  • 1968: T.C.B. (with The Supremes)
  • 1969: G.I.T. on Broadway (with The Supremes)
  • 1971: Diana!
  • 1977: The Big Event: An Evening with Diana Ross
  • 1979: Diana Ross in Concert!
  • 1981: diana
  • 1981: Standing Room Only: Diana Ross
  • 1983: Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
  • 1983: For One And For All - Diana Ross Live!^ 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.

    ^ Diana and/or the Supremes can only be heard on the oldies station where - even though their choice of records is endless - they seem to play only BEATLES, ELVIS and SUPREMES. Never if ever is heard a SUPREMES record without Diana as lead.
    • Classic Soul - Supremes, Diana Ross, Blue, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Susaye Greene, 70's Supremes, Motown, Berry Gordy, Fake Groups, Dreamgirls 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.soul-patrol.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Two of my all time favorite songs are by the SUPREMES. They are UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF (Jean, Mary & CIndy) and SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER (Diana, Mary & CIndy).
    • Classic Soul - Supremes, Diana Ross, Blue, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Susaye Greene, 70's Supremes, Motown, Berry Gordy, Fake Groups, Dreamgirls 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.soul-patrol.com [Source type: General]

    in .Central Park
  • 1987: Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues
  • 1989: Diana Ross: Workin' Overtime
  • 1992: Diana Ross Live!^ Central Park 1987: Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues 1989: Diana Ross: Workin' Overtime 1992: Diana Ross Live!

    ^ Central Park (1983) Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues (1987) Diana Ross: Workin' Overtime (1989) Diana Ross Live!
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Diana Ross - Biography 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ EASY LIVING Album: BLUE (2006) Artist: diana ross .
    • Lyrics - diana ross All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - : Lyrics And Songs 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments
  • 1994: Out of Darkness
  • 1996: Super Bowl XXX
  • 1999: Double Platinum
  • 2000: VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross
  • 2005: Tsunami Aid
  • 2007: BET Awards 2007
  • 2007: Kennedy Center Honors
  • 2008: Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Autobiographies

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  • Ross, Diana (October 1993).^ Ross, Diana (October 1993).

    ^ Diana Ross's RCA Records debut, Why Do Fools Fall in Love , was issued in October 1981.

    Secrets of a Sparrow. Random House. .ISBN 0679428747. 
  • Ross, Diana; Rosanne Shelnutt (ed.^ Ross, Diana; Rosanne Shelnutt (ed.

    ^ I was *****ed because I am a HUGE Diana Ross fan & there are a hell of a lot better artists that could have been selected for this tribute.
    • Ciara Does Diana Ross | Bossip.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

    ) (December 2002). .Diana Ross: Going Back.^ Back To The Future Artist: diana ross .
    • Lyrics - diana ross All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - : Lyrics And Songs 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let's Go Up Artist: diana ross .
    • Lyrics - diana ross All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - : Lyrics And Songs 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Together was a pleasantly mellow ballad that features a heavenly performance from Diana, was recorded back in 1975 and eventually surfaced on the Ross (1978) album.
    • Diana Ross 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    .New York: Universe.^ Diana Ross: Going Back , New York: Universe.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Diana Ross - Biography 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ New York: Universe.

    ISBN 0789307979.  (A scrapbook-style collection of photographs)

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/bonus_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003872634
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel; The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, p. 207
  4. ^ Posner, Gerald. Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power, pg. 286.
  5. ^ Sharp, Kathleen (2003). Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire. Carroll & Graf Publishers. pp. 357–358. ISBN 0786712201. 
  6. ^ a b Harpole, Charles (2003). History of the American Cinema. Simon and Schuster. pp. 64, 65, 219, 220, 290. ISBN 0684804638. 
  7. ^ a b Adrahtas, Thomas (2006). A Lifetime to Get Here: Diana Ross: The American Dreamgirl. AuthorHouse. pp. 163–167. ISBN 1425971407. 
  8. ^ Skow, John (October 30, 1978). "Nowhere Over the Rainbow". TIME (Time Warner). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,912236,00.html. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  9. ^ Moon, Spencer; George Hill (1997). Reel Black Talk: A Sourcebook of 50 American Filmmakers. Greenwood Press. xii. ISBN 0313298300. 
  10. ^ Benshoff, Harry M.; Sean Griffin (2004). America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies. Blackwell Publishing. p. 88. ISBN 0631225838. 
  11. ^ George, Nelson (1985). Where Did Our Love Go? The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound. St. Martin's Press. p. 193. 
  12. ^ Wilson, Mary. Dreamgirl, My Life As A Supreme and Taraborrelli, Randy, "Call Her Miss Ross, George, Nelson " Where Did Our Love Go?, The Rise & Fall OF Motown
  13. ^ Posner, Gerald. Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power, pg. 308 - 309. and Taraborrelli, Randy, "The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Anderson, Susan Heller and Deirdre Carmody (September 12, 1986). "NEW YORK DAY BY DAY; Start at Ross Playground." New York Times. [2]
  16. ^ "Diana Ross and Lil' Kim's wild VMA moment", Lisa Costantini, August 21, 2002, Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 26, 2007.
  17. ^ "Diana Ross: 'Mother's touch'", September 24, 1999, BBC News. Retrieved March 26, 2007.
  18. ^ Supremes return for tour. (Apr. 5, 2000). BBC News. Retrieved on December 28, 2006
  19. ^ News 13 Newsroom. (Apr. 5, 2004). Ruling On Diana Ross's DUI. KOLD.com. Retrieved on October 13, 2007
  20. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2006-12-13). "New Diana Ross Album To Get U.S. Release". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003520936. 
  21. ^ ourdailyripa (2007-01-16). "Diana Ross on Live with Regis and Kelly". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyBuWrAGAsU. 
  22. ^ 2007 Tour: Diana Ross is divine in Oakland, California
  23. ^ 2007 European Tour
  24. ^ http://clubs.marist.edu/ski/
  25. ^ "Jackson shared bond with 'very dear friend Diana Ross'". CNN. July 3, 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/03/michael.jackson.diana.ross/index.html. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
http://sixmillionsteps.com/drupal/node/1085 - 80 minute audio mix of Diana Ross songs/interviews

Further reading

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  • Taraborrelli, J. Randy (2007-05-01).^ Taraborrelli, J. Randy (2007-05-01).

    .Diana Ross: A Biography.^ Taraborrelli, Randy, "The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross.

    ^ Diana Ross Biography - Diana Ross Bio  .
    • Diana Ross 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Diana Ross Biography - Diana Ross Bio Diana Ross The Supremes Quick, what do you think of Diana Ross?
    • Diana Ross 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    Citadel. ISBN 0806528494. 

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen yourself.
.Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born 26 March 1944) is an American singer and actress, who first became prominent as lead singer of The Supremes.^ Diana is still a solo singer and an actress.
  • Collins' Oldies Website: Diana Ross and the Supremes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.srv.net [Source type: General]

^ Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Diana Ross Tickets, Diana Ross Concert Tickets at StubHub! 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ Acts The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross on March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, pop, disco, and jazz.

Sourced

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  • You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen yourself.
    • As quoted in Jet magazine, Vol.^ "I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true," the international entertainment icon has said, while also believing that "you can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream-you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."
      • Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Diana Ross 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC kennedy-center.org [Source type: General]

      ^ You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

      ^ And there is also a warning: "It happened to me and it can happen to you."
      • Collins' Oldies Website: Diana Ross and the Supremes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.srv.net [Source type: General]

      67, No. 2 (4 February 1985), p. 40
  • A reporter once asked me if I ever cried. .I wonder if people think I'm just as hard as a rock and have no emotions at all.^ I wonder if people think I'm just as hard as a rock and have no emotions at all.
    • Diana Ross - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • About Diana Ross - Desktop Wallpapers, Photos, and Information! 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.allmovieportal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No wonder Michael Jackson has (the legend lives people) such a huge crush on her.
    • Diana Ross – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Alot of people close to ones who have died don't even attend the funerals because it's just too hard on them.
    • Jackson Family Stunned Diana Ross Didn't Attend Memorial - Diana Ross 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.hollyscoop.com [Source type: General]

    • As quoted in Call Her Miss Ross : The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross (1989) by J. Randy Taraborrelli

External links

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Diana Ross
Birth name Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
Born March 26, 1944 (1944-03-26) (age 66)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres R&B, soul, pop, disco, jazz
Occupations Singer, record producer, actress
Years active 1959–present
Labels Motown, RCA
Associated acts The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Chic, Julio Iglesias, The Temptations, Ashford and Simpson
Website www.dianaross.com

Diana Ross is a famous American soul and pop singer. She was born in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. Ross worked as a secretary for Motown Records in Detroit. She first became successful with a Motown group as The Supremes. The Supremes were the most successful act on Motown in the 1960s. They sold millions of albums and made it possible for other African American musical acts to become famous with international audiences.

Diana Ross had a successful solo career from the 1970s on. She is a high-paid concert performer. She also starred in three movies: Lady Sings The Blues, the story of the blues singer Billie Holiday; Mahogany, a story about a fashion designer; and The Wiz, an African-American version of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


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