Happy birthday to Miss Diana Ross, who today turns 67 years young. The woman is a honest-to-form triple threat: she can sing, dance, act - and do it all while rocking some fabulous hair! I love the way that Blogue intros their tribute to the singing siren: "Before there was Beyonce, there was Diana Ross." It's very true, when you think about it - the similarities between these two women are uncanny.
Perhaps best known for her lead singer status in powerhouse 1960s girl group, The Supremes, Diana went solo in 1970 and has never looked back. Considered the most successful female recording artist of the 20th century (it's a fact acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records), Diana had a record-breaking eighteen #1 records, has sold over 100 million records around the world, and has garnered eight American Music Awards, twelve Grammy nominations, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award nomination (for Best Actress in Lady Sings the Blues), as well as two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With that laundry list of accomplishments, Diana has earned the right to be a diva (with a capital 'D'!)
As the birthday gal has herself said, "It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it!"
Title: from "I'm Coming Out" (Diana Ross)