diana ross

Diana Ross

This is Biography Diana Ross (whose full name is Diane Ernestine Earle Ross) was born on March 26, 1944in Detroit, daughter of Ernestine, a teacher, and Fred, a former army soldier American (which, however, she will know only after her retirement from the Second WarWorld Cup ).
 Her name in the registry office is Diana, although, in reality, her mother hadI’m going to call her Diane: an error on the birth certificate, in short, is the basis of her stage name, although in the family they have always called her Diane, after studying design with the intention of becoming a stylist at Cass TechnicalIn her hometown high school, Diana works at the Huston department store before a black employee of that place. 
When he graduated, a semester earlier than his classmates, in 1962, Diana has already started singing in the Primettes, a group vocalist composed by Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin, who in 1961took the name of The Supremes and signed a contract with the record company”Motown Records”.
Success comes with “Where did our love go?”: This is the British version of the album “Meet the Supremes” (released in 1964), which only in England breaks through the wall of the 900,000 copies sold, while in the US it exceeds two million. The single excerpts are “Where did our love go?”, “Baby love” and “Come see about me”, all numbers one in the US charts. In the late sixties, Diana’s fame has reached world levels: and equally exceptional levels has also reached his rivalry with Barbra Streisand.
By the end of 1968, The Supremes have already sold something like fifty million albums, and are called to sing in England before the Royal Family (ma Roman Polanski is also among the spectators, Cat Stevens e Paul McCartney ), after”Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5″, from 1969, the artist embarks on a solo career in the following year. Got a Grammy Award nomination in the category”Best female soul singer”, thanks to the song “Ain’t no mountain high enough”(which about three decades later will be used in the film ” Bridget Jones’s Diary “, together with “You are everything”, sung with Marvin Gaye), you earn prestigious awards also to the cinema: it is 1973, in fact, when the film “La Signora del Blues” allows her to be nominated for an Oscar as the best leading actress, by virtue
of her interpretation of the famous jazz singer Billie Holiday, which will also be worth her Nyfcc Awards and Bafta Awards nomination and the Golden Globe, the film, starring Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams, earns in the US box office more than twenty-five million dollars, breaking all box office records, in addition to Diana Ross’ nomination, she gets four other nominations at the Oscars, including the one for the best soundtrack, interpreted by herself. 
In Europe, the film will be elected “best foreign film” at the Venice Film Festival. Became the first black singer to appear on the cover of “Rolling Stone”, after the success of “Do you know where you’re going Model” (featured in the film”Mahogany”, in which he acts), in 1976 he released the single “Love Hangover” and came proclaimed “Female entertainer of the XX century” by “Billboard”. 
Two years later he wins a Tony Award for the show ” An Evening with Diana Ross “, while the film “The wiz”(remake of ” The Wizard of Oz “) gives her a nomination for best actress turn Award, the eighties start with the excellent sales of “Upside down” and “I’m coming out”, they give her the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a nomination for the best international song of the year at the Juno Awards: the song is, of course, “Endlesslove “, played with Lionel Ritchie.
Those are years of important collaborations: yes they remember the one with Michael Jackson for “Muscles”, with Julio Iglesias for “All of you”, again with Michael Jackson (and Chain Reaction) for “Eaten alive”. Returned to perform, in1991 (year of “When you tell me that you love me”), in front of Queen Elizabeth England, two years later it even enters the Guinness Book of Records, as”most successful female artist ever”, thanks to the number of singles and records entered in the UK and the USA: only overseas, in fact, has conquered twenty-eight silver disks, eighteen gold disks, and eight platinum disks.
Obtained a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (this time as DianaRoss & The Supremes), participates in the TV movie “Out of the darkness” (original title: “Out of the darkness “), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. It’s 1995: In the same year, publishes “Take higher” and wins a Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award, by opening also the Rugby League final between Australia and England staged at the stadium London Wembley. 
Shortly after, while the public has the opportunity to appreciate his remake of “I will survive”, the famous success of Gloria Gaynor, Prince Albert of Monaco gives her the World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, deserved for the”enormous contribution made, throughout his career, to the record industry world “; in 1998, however, he won the Songwriter Hall of Fame Hitmaker Award.
Shortly thereafter he produces and interprets “The price of glory” (original title: “Doubleplatinum “), a TV movie in which she plays the role of Olivia, a successful singer who has lived for twenty years before he abandoned his daughter still in swaddling clothes so as not to lose success, and what time want to meet.
Diana Ross’ fame remained unchanged even in the 2000s, as demonstrated by the fact that in 2005 one of the brands of “Estèe Lauder Companies”, “Mac Cosmetics”, these chooses as beauty icon calling her for the production of a new line of cosmetics: a few weeks later, the singer receives honorary citizenship from Bertrand Delanoe, mayor of Paris. 
After receiving the Bet Lifetime Achievement the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award, in 2012 sees this career definitively consecrated by the Grammy Lifetime Achievement
Discography
1970 – Diana Ross
1970 – Everything Is Everything
1971 – Surrender
1971 – Diana ! TV Special
1971 – Greatest Hits- Volume 1
1972 – Lady Sings the Blues
1973 – Touch Me in the Morning
1973 – Diana & Marvin
1973 – Last Time I Saw Him
1974 – Live at Caesars Palace
1974 – Mahogany
1976 – Diana Ross
1976 – Greatest Hits – Volume II
1977 – Baby It’s Me
1977 – An Evening with Diana Ross
1978 – Ross
1979 – The Boss
1980 – Diana
1981 – To Love Again
1981 – All the Great Hits
1981 – Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1982 – Diana’s Duets
1982 – Silk Electric
1983 – Ross
1984 – Swept Away
1984 – All the Great Love Songs
1984 – 14 Greatest Love Songs
1985 – Eaten Alive
1987 – Red Hot Rhythm & Blues
1988 – Love Songs
1989 – Workin’ Overtime
1989 – Greatest Hits Live
1991 – The Force Behind the Power
1992 – When You Dream
1992 – Motown’s Greatest Hits
1992 – Christmas In Vienna
1993 – Stolen Moments
1993 – Forever Diana
1993 – One Woman
1994 – Extended Diana
1994 – A Very Special Season
1994 – Making spirits brights
1995 – Take Me Higher
1996 – Voice of Love
1996 – A Gift of Love
1997 – The Years at RCA
1998 – 40 Golden Motown’s Hits
1999 – Every Day Is a New Day
2001 – Love & Life, the very best of Diana Ross
2006 – Blue
2006 – I Love You
2012 – The Greatest
2017 – Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection

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