Diana Ross Facts

Diana Ross Facts
Diana Ross is an American singer and songwriter. She was born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross on March, 26th, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, to Ernestine (nee Moten) and Fred Ross. Until she was seven years old Diana lived in the North End of Detroit with singer Smokey Robinson as a neighbor. Diana's mother became very ill and the children went to live in Alabama with relatives until she recovered. At 14 her family moved to a housing project in Detroit where she began taking classes at a 4-year college preparatory school, majoring in subjects to do with fashion design. She also took modeling classes. When she was 15 Diana joined a female group called the Primettes and her music career began.
Interesting Diana Ross Facts:
Diana Ross has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards. She was finally awarded one in 2012 for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
In the 1960s Diana Ross became the lead singer of the group The Supremes and had 12 number one singles in the United States. Only The Beatles were able to rival their success during their time period on the charts.
Some of The Supremes major hits were Baby Love, Where Did Our Love Go, Stop! In the Name of Love, You Can't Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hangin' On, and Love Child.
Diana Ross' first solo album, released in 1970, was titled Diana Ross. On the album were the hit songs Ain't No Mountain High Enough, and Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand.
Diana Ross' second solo album was released in 1973, titled Touch Me in the Morning. The title track was her second #1 hit solo song, following Ain't No Mountain High Enough from her first solo album.
Diana Ross' third solo no. 1 hit was Theme from Mahogany from the Mahogany Soundtrack.
Diana Ross' first gold certified album was the 1979 album The Boss.
Diana Ross; final no. 1 hit was Endless Love. It was her sixth no. 1 hit in total.
In 1970 Diana Ross began her solo career. McNally Smith College of Music created The Diana Ross Performance Scholarship in 2004 for a full four-year scholarship for an outstanding student.
Diana Ross ventured into an acting career with the movie Lady Sing the Blues in 1972, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy Award.
Diana Ross was named Female Entertainer of the Century by Billboard magazine.
The Guinness Book of World Records named Diana Ross as the most successful female artist in history in 1993.
As a solo artist and member of The Supremes Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records around the world.
In 2014 Diana Ross was awarded the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal for her 'extraordinary contribution to contemporary jazz vocals'.
In 2015 Diana Ross began to perform in Las Vegas at The Venetian Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where she had nine shows.
Diana Ross dated Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons from 1980 to 1983.
Diana Ross has 5 children and has been married twice.

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