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									Diane Earle was born, in 1944, in Detroit, Michigan where, in her early
years, she aspired to be a fashion designer.When she was 15, Diana joined
the doo-wop group, The Primettes and signed with Lu Pine Records in 1960.
The group won a singing competition in Winnipeg, Ontario and Diana's
former neighbor, William "Smokey" Robinson, set the group up with an
audition at Motown Records. In 1961, they became known as The
Supremes.The Supremes had 25 Top 40 hits on the Billboard charts, while
Diana sang lead. In 1969, Diana set off for a solo career. The production
and singing team of Ashford and Simpson took over Diana's productions and
produced and wrote for her for nearly a decade.While Diana's solo singing
career was taking off, she branched off into the acting arena. In 1972,
she portrayed jazz singer, Billie Holliday, in the loosely based
autobiography "Lady Sings The Blues." Her performance won critical
acclaim and she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
Diana won the Golden Globe for Best Newcomer, but the Oscar went to her
friend Liza Minelli in "Cabaret."Ironically, Diana's next movie,
"Mahogany", was about an aspiring fashion designer. (While with The
Supremes, Diana served as the group's hair stylist, make-up artist,
seamstress and costume designer.) Diana also appeared in the films, "The
Wiz" with Michael Jackson, "Out Of Darkness" and "Double Platinum." In
1976, she had her own Broadway show, "An Evening With Diana Ross."On the
charts, as a solo artist, Diana made it to Billboard's weekly Top 40
charts 27 times and she went to the top of the charts six times. Here's a
look at Diana Ross's twenty biggest hits, according to the Billboard's
Weekly Top 40 Charts.
Endless Love - 1981 - from the film of the same title, this duet with
Lionel Richie went to the top of the charts for nine weeks.
Upside Down - 1980 - originally written for Aretha Franklin, but it was
turned down and offered to Diana.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - 1970 - Diana's first number one single
was a cover version of the Top 20 hit for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Love Hangover - 1976 - Diana received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B
Vocal Performance and the song was covered by the Fifth Dimension.
Touch Me In The Morning - 1973 - after nearly three years without a hit,
Diana returned to number one with this tune.
Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?) - 1976 - from
the Diana Ross film of the same title, this song was nominated for Best
Song Academy Award.
I'm Coming Out - 1980 - from the "diana" album.
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana's first hit for the RCA label was a #1
R&B hit for Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers in 1956.
It's My Turn - 1980 - from the film of the same title starring Michael
Douglas and Jill Clayburgh.
Muscles - 1982 - from her "Silk Electric" album, this song was written by
Michael Jackson and is named after his pet snake.
Missing You - 1985 - Diana's last Top 10 hit is dedicated to Marvin Gaye,
who had died earlier in 1985, and was written and produced by Lionel
You're A Special Part Of Me - 1973 - the first of two Top 20 singles
Diana recorded with fellow Motown artist, Marvin Gaye.
Last Time I Saw Him - 1974 - Dottie West released a country version of
this song and went to number eight on the country charts.
Remember Me - 1971 - from Diana's "Surrender" album.
My Mistake (Was To Love You) - 1974 - Diana's second single with Marvin
The Boss - 1979 - from the album of the same name.
All Of You - 1984 - this duet with Julio Iglesias was released on both
Iglesias' album "1100 Bel Air Place" and Diana's album "Swept Away."
Swept Away - 1984 - from the album of the same name and written by Daryl
Hall of Hall and Oates fame.
Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) - 1970 - Diana's first single after
leaving the Supremes was ironically recorded by The Supremes the same
One Love In My Lifetime - 1976In 1981, Diana left Motown Records and
signed with RCA records. She reunited with former Supremes members Mary
Wilson and Cindy Birdsong in 1983 for the television special, "Motown 25:
Yesterday, Today, Forever." In 1999, discussions were held with Diana,
Wilson and Birdsong for a reunion of The Supremes, but nothing ever came
of these discussions. In 2007, Diana received the Lifetime Achievement
Award at the BET Awards and the same year she was recognized for her
career achievements as an honoree at the prestigious Kennedy Center
Honors. Diana continues to tour and record and went Top 20, in 2006, on
the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts, with "I've Got A Crush On You",
a duet with Rod Stewart.

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