Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown’s most successful act and is to this day America’s most successful vocal group. As part of the Supremes, Ross most notably rivalled the career of The Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success. Following her departure from The Supremes in 1970, she released her debut solo album, Diana Ross, which contained the hits “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. Ross also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominated performance in Lady Sings the Blues. Later starring in two other big screen films, Mahogany and The Wiz. Later acting included roles in the television films Out of Darkness and Double Platinum.

Beside ventures in Broadway, Ross was named the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.

She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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As Billboard’s “Female Entertainer of the Century,” Diana Ross holds an unrivaled place among R&B’s rich history of legendary divas. From her time leading the Supremes to her extraordinary solo career, Ross’s supple voice, striking looks, and effortless style have made her a timeless icon, as charismatic today as she was in the ’60s. Featuring her greatest hits, Motown-inspired backup singers, and all the costume changes you’d expect from a diva’s diva, Ross’s 2013 shows stunned, setting expectations sky high for her 2014 tour dates.BACKGROUND SNAPSHOT:Born and raised in Detroit, Ross rose to international superstardom in the ’60s as leader of the Supremes, the group that became Motown Records’ golden goose with an unprecedented ten No. 1 hits between the years 1964-1967. After fulfilling her contract with the group, Ross released her self-titled solo debut in 1970, earning her first Grammy nomination with soul classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Following the success of her first solo TV special Diana!, Ross once again topped the charts with 1973’s “Touch Me in the Morning,” going on to release a hugely successful duet album with Marvin Gaye later that year. In addition to her chart success, Ross established herself as a skilled actor with acclaimed appearances in classic ’70s films including Mahogany and The Wiz. Over a career that spans more than half a century, Ross has released 27 Top 40 singles, earning a Guinness World Record as the most successful female artist of all time.FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:”Diana is still the beautiful diva she’s always been and stuns in her many sparkling costumes, singing all of the many, many favorites that have made her loved by so many.”“Her voice was wonderful. She was so professional and knew how to work a crowd. Great selection of songs. And her costume changes were fantastic.”“Still a Diva, glamorous, elegant, classy… It was a wonderful show. The crowd in New Orleans adored her, were on their feet almost the entire time, singing along and dancing to her hits — all well-delivered.” #Diana #Ross #DianaRoss

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Wise words of the former world-famous professional boxer Muhammad Ali. In an era defined by endless war—when he was drafted and was told that he must fight the communists—his reply was, “No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger”. Consequently, Ali was stripped of his title, expelled from boxing and sentenced to five years in prison. 

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