Diana Ross Biography
In a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, Diana Ross has proven herself the consummate music artist as well as the most successful female singer of all time.
In the 1960s as lead singer of the pop group The Supremes, she achieved the unprecedented feat of fourteen consecutive number one hit records, rivaling The Beatles for the position of most successful recording act of that generation.
To the delight of her fans, both young and old, Ms. Ross is returning to her roots and embarking on a national tour with The Supremes, Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne. The "Return To Love" Tour gives Ms. Ross the chance to perform the songs that seduced and dazzled an entire generation since she left the group in 1970.
Diana Ross also has the distinction of being honored when the VH1 network salutes her with "VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross." Some of the acts paying tribute to this legend include Mariah Carey, Faith Hill and Donna Summer.
In 1970, Ms. Ross moved to a solo career and for two decades has continued to produce an endless stream of number one records and sell-out world concerts.
Her repertoire has covered popular music, the works of such diverse and legendary writers as Sam Cooke, Jules Stein, and Rogers & Hart, and when she made her film acting debut in 1972 portraying the late Billie Holiday in the film that won her an Academy Award nomination, "Lady Sings The Blues," she also showed her extraordinary gift for jazz performance.
Ms. Ross has also shared recordings with Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Julio Iglesias. Another duet, "Endless Love," with Lionel Richie topped the U.S. charts for nine weeks - one of the longest residencies at the top of the chart in the history of American music.
Diana Ross continues to break records and receive honors. In Japan, Ms. Ross is the biggest selling foreign artist of the past two years. In Britain - where she was invited to headline the Royal Command Performance appearing in front of Her Majesty The Queen - she has been recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female artist of all time with over 70 hit singles to date. Her most recent album, "ONE WOMAN: The Ultimate Collection, released in the U.K., has gone triple platinum.
A special honor which Ms. Ross recently received was France's prestigious Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters, presented to her at the request of the country's Minister for Culture. An entire day of celebration during the international musical festival of Midem in Cannes, was dedicated to Ms. Ross. The achievements of Ms. Ross do not lie solely within the music industry. As well as being Oscar nominated for the motion picture "Lady Sings the Blues," she also went on to star in the popular feature films "Mahogany" and "The Wiz."
Through her own company, Anaid Film Productions Inc., Ms. Ross has executive produced her last five television specials for ABC, CBS, HBO and Showtime, including "Diana in Central Park" and "Diana!"
Ms. Ross has also entered into a production deal with the ABC Television Network in which she will produce made-for-television films. Ms. Ross made her dramatic television debut when she starred in the made for television movie, "Out of Darkness." Her stunning and inspired portrayal of a woman's personal battle with paranoia/schizophrenia aired on ABC Television as part of that network's prestigious "ABC Theater" presentations. Ms. Ross also produced the critically-acclaimed project.
She also stars in the ABC Television Movie "Double Platinum," and emotional story of a mother-daughter relationship that also features eight extraordinary musical numbers. Her co-star is the singer/actress Brandy.
In 1992, Ms. Ross starred in a special pay-per-view television event, entitled "Diana Ross Live... The Lady Sings." The program featured Ms. Ross performing jazz and blues and music that she loves, and was shot live from New York City in an intimate setting, evoking a smoky after-hours scene.
Also in 1992, at Christmas, Ms. Ross came together with two of the world's greatest tenors of the 20th Century: Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, and the three performed a special Christmas concert which was seen around the world. In 1993, "Diana Ross Live: Stolen Moments" was released. The successful "Take Me Higher" followed, and now her newest release is "Every Day is a New Day."
The past few years have proven to be exceptional for Ms. Ross, as she has celebrated her 30 years as a performing artist. A distinctive 30th Anniversary 4-CD commemorative Box Set album "Diana Ross The Ultimate Collection" was released, and Random House published the artist's very special and long-awaited memoirs, Secrets Of A Sparrow, authored by Ms. Ross herself.
In the summer of 1995, Ms. Ross traveled to Russia where she made her historic first performances live, to two sold-out audiences at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
In her continuing commitment to helping children, recently, Ms. Ross joined the board of directors of "A Better Chance," the oldest and only national program that provides a variety of educational opportunities to academically talented children. The organization, based in Boston, is best known for assisting inner city children in gaining access to the nation's top college prepatory schools.
In addition, Ms. Ross is spokesperson for National Children's Day, a day in which children have the opportunity to share their hopes and concerns with America's leaders.
With an amazing capacity to combine many different interests and with a seemingly tireless energy, Diana Ross continues to be a leading figure for each generation.
Please click here to submit the latest Diana Ross biography
i'm coming out | Reviewer: rico carpenter | 11/12/2007
diana ross is a legend.she is my most favorite singer .my favoritesong is swept away and missing .I LOVE DIANA ROSS and tm coming out
i'm coming out | Reviewer: rico carpenter | 11/12/2007
diana ross is a legend.she is my most favorite singer .my favoritesong is swept away and missing .I LOVE DIANA ROSS
Love is Here and Now You're Gone | Reviewer: Benjamin | 11/1/2007
I was captivated by Ms. Ross's music as a young boy. My favorite song of hers is the title of this post. Although the lyrics are not quite a posistive thing that related to my life at the time, the music and her voice just really put me in a heavenly state. Recently in my life, however, the lyrics are starting to relate. Diana you tell the story of love. God bless your soul!
For the record....I am angnostic and not gay.
Richard Waller | Reviewer: Richard Waller | 7/18/2007
I would like to also commend Ms Ross on her career as an excellent and eloquent entertainer. I recently seen BET honour Mr Ross for a lifetime acheivement award, which was well earned and deserved. Ms. Ross has proven that entertainment is not just cussing and taking off clothes to maintain a career as she has so stated in so many words on the BET awards show. I admire and respect how Ms Ross has, over the years, continued to prove that Diva's do rain SUPREME!!
Dianamite | Reviewer: Tod | 5/3/2005
Diana is one of those rare entertainers (regadless of race, gender, class, etc.) who can so capture the public's imagination as a truly legendary professional and consumte performer so as to place her in a league of her own. A living legend and icon. She is truly an international superstar known the world over wherever American music can be heard. And, she is not done yet. In 1993 she celebrated her 30th year in the music industry with retrospective collections of her best work. Reflecting on her past 30 years of astonishing sucess and prolific works, we can only anticipate what the Diva Supreme has in store for the future. It seems unlikely that she will be simply rest on her many laurels. Thus we can only hope that she will continue building her catalogue of work, ever ensuring her position as a top entertainer the world over.
The following area is only for review,
Recommend the artist to your friends.