Diana Ross was born on March 26th of 1944. She is well known both as the lead singer of The Supremes and for her solo career after she left the group in 1969.
The Supremes had 12 #1 singles in the US during the 1960s, that total was second only to The Beatles (who had 20 #1 singles in the US.) The Supremes first hit it big in 1964 just like The Beatles did. They had three #1 singles in the US in 1964, their previous peak was a #23 single in 1963.
As a solo artist she had six more #1 singles in the US beginning with 1970′s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Her 6th (and most recent) #1 single as a solo artist was 1981′s “Endless Love” which was a duet with Lionel Richie.
Her most recent top 10 hit was 1984′s “Missing You.”
Despite the fact that she had six #1 singles during her solo career she only had one #1 solo album: 1972′s Lady Sings the Blues. This was easily her most successful solo album as it’s been certified 4X Platinum by the RIAA (that means over four million “units” have been shipped in the US.)
It was the soundtrack to a film about the life of Billie Holiday.
The Supremes: “You Can’t Hurry Love”
Diana Ross: “Endless Love” Live In Central Park