Diana Ross' famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted with major awards and accolades and music history milestones. Diana Ross is a consummate performer as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.
Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in December 2007 in Washington D.C. The honor celebrated Ms. Ross’ lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television, and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work, and her contributions to American culture. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys™) celebrated her remarkable career in 2012 with their highest honor, The Lifetime Achievement Award.
Career milestones include induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Songwriters Hall of Fame, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Hero Award, NAACP Entertainer Award, Billboard’s Female Entertainer of the Century Award, The Soul Train Legend Award, and International Lifetime Achievement at the World Music Awards. Her iconic status is forever cemented in history with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” have all been inducted into the NARAS Hall of Fame. “Stop! In The Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” are among The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll.
The Guinness Book of Records awarded her its Lifetime Achievement Award and the title of “Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time.” She first reached the No.1 position on both the U.S. and UK charts with “Where Did Our Love Go.” This was the first of a number of consecutive No.1 hits in the U.S.
Beginning in the 60’s as lead singer of the world renowned group, The Supremes, Diana Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of twelve number-one singles in the U.S., leading The Supremes to become the most successful American group in history and rivaled only by The Beatles for the position of the biggest hit group of that generation. Ms. Ross went on to achieve six number-one singles as a solo artist, amassing a total of eighteen number-ones in her career.
Her love of life, never-ending wonder, the appreciation of goals and achievements and sheer human spirit define the artist that is Diana Ross and continue to make her one of the most identifiable, unique, beloved, and influential singers of successive pop generations.