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Diana Ernestine Earle Ross

Norwegian: Diana Ernestine Earle Ross Næss
Current Location:: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Fred Earl Ross and Ernestine Ross
Ex-wife of Bob Ellis and Arne Næss Jr.
Ex-partner of Berry Gordy, Jr.
Mother of Rhonda Ross Kendrick; Tracee Ellis Ross; Private; Private; Private and 5 others
Sister of Barbara Lee; Private; T-Boy Ross; Private and Private

Occupation: Singer, Record producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Music artist, Television producer, Composer, Singer-songwriter, composer, actress, record producer, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, entertainer
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About Diana Ross

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and are the best charting girl group in US history, as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child", and "Someday We'll Be Together".

Diana Ross (born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross) is an American singer and 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.

During the 1970s and through the mid 1980s, Ross was among the most successful female artists, crossing over into film, television and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. She won a Golden Globe award for Lady Sings the Blues. 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.

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. 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. In December 2007, she received a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award.

In early December 2008, Motown announced the result of an international poll of the greatest Motown recordings. 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. 2. This track was the top choice by British voters. The poll determined the track listing for a Motown fiftieth anniversary album to be released in December. 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. She was accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.

Including her work with The Supremes, Ross has recorded 61 studio albums. Ross is a soprano.

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Diana Ross's Timeline

March 26, 1944
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
August 14, 1971
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
October 29, 1972
Los Angeles, CA, United States