Diana Ross Biography
Diana Ross an American singer and actress famous as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who became Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling. girl groups of all time. They group is the best-charting female group in US history, with a total of twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including, “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, and “Love Child”.
Diana Ross Age
Diana was born in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Diana Ross Music Career
After leaving Supremes in 1970, she embarked on a highly successful, globally ground-breaking solo career in music, television, film and stage. Ross’ eponymous debut solo album same year, featured the U.S. number-one hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and ALS music anthem “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”. She then released a solo album, Everything Is Everything, which spawned her first UK number-one single “I’m Still Waiting”.
She had a successful solo career by mounting elaborate record-setting world-large concert tours, starring in a number of highly watched prime-time television specials and releasing hit albums including Touch Me in the Morning of 1973, Mahogany of 1975 and Diana Ross of 1976 and their number-one hit singles, “Touch Me in the Morning”, “Theme from Mahogany” and “Love Hangover”, respectively. Ross further released numerous top-ten hits into the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
She released two more US number-one singles, ”Upside Down” in 1980 and “Endless Love” in 1981 , also UK number-one hit “Chain Reaction” in 1986 and UK number-two hit “When You Tell Me You Love Me” in 1991. In 2019, She rose to the limelight by charting four more number-ones on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart in just two years with remixes ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017’ in January 2018, ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down 2018’ in August that year and ‘The Boss 2019’ in April 2019.
She got into acting, with a Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated performance in the film Lady sings the Blues in 1972); she then recorded its soundtrack, which got to be a number one hit on the U.S. album chart. She as well starred in two other feature films, Mahogany in 1975 and The Wiz in1978.
She then began her acting in the television films Out of Darkness in 1994, fShe as well got nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum in 1999. She got to be named the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard in 1976.
She is also the only female artist with number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist, and other half of a duet, as a member of a trio, and as an ensemble member. She was ranked as 28th greatest Hot 100 artist of all time and Top 5 artists on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart as of 1955 to 2018 when combining her solo and Supremes’ hits.
She as wellgot to top 10 UK hit in every one of the last five decades, and sang lead on a top 75 hit single at least once every year from 1964 to 1996 in the UK, a period of 33 consecutive years and a record for any performer.
Back in 1988 she got er was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Supremes. The Guinness Book of World Records realized 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. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
Back in December 2018, she consolidated her profile as a dance diva by ranking #3 in the Billboard Dance Club songs Artists year-end chart. On February 10, 2019, the Recording Academy earned her the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
She performed “The Best Years of My Life” and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”. In 2019 her song “The Boss” got remixed by Eric Kupper as “The Boss 2019”, and got ranked number one on Billboard’s Top Dance Chart on April 13.
She was was announced on October 10, 2019 that she would play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival for the festival’s 50th anniversary but the festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
She released “Supertonic: Mixes” In May 2020, a collection of nine of her greatest hits remixed by Eric Kupper and featuring her four back-to-back ranked 1st hits on Billboard Dance Club Songs chart: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017”, “I’m Coming Out / Upside Down 2018”, “The Boss 2019”, and “Love Hangover 2020”. In July 2020, “Supertonic: Mixes” was also released on CD and crystal-clear vinyl LP.
Diana Ross Net worth
Diana has an estimated net worth of around $250 million.
Diana Ross Parents
Diana was born the second-eldest child of Ernestine and Fred Ross, Sr.. Ross’s elder sister is American physician Barbara Ross-Lee. Her mother named her “Diane”, but, a later error resulted in her name being recorded as “Diana” on her birth certificate. She was penned as “Diane” on her first Supremes records, and she introduced herself as “Diane” until early in the group’s heyday. Her friends and family still call her “Diane”.
Diana Ross Husband
Diana has been married twice and is blessed with five children. She was first married to Motown CEO Berry Gordy in 1965. The duo were blessed with Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein, born in August 1971. Two months into her pregnancy with Rhonda, in January 1971, Ross got married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein, who raised Rhonda as his own daughter, despite knowing her true paternity.
Ross shares two daughters with Silberstein, Tracee Joy and Chudney Lane Silberstein, born in 1972 and 1975, respectively. In 1977 the duo divorced in 1977, and Ross relocated to New York City in the early 1980s, after living in Los Angeles since Motown relocated to the area in the early 1970s.
She then dated Gene Simmons, bass guitarist and singer for the band Kiss, as of 1980 to 1983. The duo ended their relationship when Simmons gave Ross the erroneous impression that he had resumed his relationship with Cher. Simmons’ story was diffrent in 2015 when he shared that he fell in love with Ross while dating Cher, which ended Ross and Cher’s friendship.
She got married to her second husband a Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess Jr. The duo met in 1985, and married the year after. The duo divorced in 2000, after press reports revealed that Naess had fathered a child with another woman in Norway. Ross considers Næss the love of her life. Næss died in a South African mountain climbing accident in 2004. Ross remains close with her three ex-stepchildren.
Diana Ross Family
Diana has seven grandchildren named Raif-Henok born in 2009 to her daughter Rhonda, Leif born on June 5, 2016, Idingo born 2017 born to her son Ross Næss. Callaway Lane born in 2012 and Everlee born October 2019 born to Ross’s daughter Chudney; and Jagger Snow born in 2015 , and grandson Ziggy born in 2020 bornto her son Evan.
She is also a stepmother to his three elder children; Katinka, Christoffer, and folk singer Leona Naess. They as well have two sons together: Ross Arne born in 1987 and Evan Olav born in 1988 .