Thursday, 3 November 2016

Diana Ross & The Supremes Pt.3

             “Record-breaking Success in the Guinness Book of Records”

Miss Ross has managed to achieve the number one position on the Official UK Pop Albums and Singles Charts from the 1960s into the 1990s for a duration of 18 weeks in total!
Both herself and the Supremes were inducted  into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988  and were recognized with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. As lead singer of the Supremes and as a solo artist, Ross has earned 18 number one singles (12 as lead singer of the Supremes and 6 as a solo artist) on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in America.


Gold selling album in America
produced by Ashford and Simpson.
In 1979 she collaborated once again with her long-time friends Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, whom she had worked with since her silver-certified studio album “Surrender” in the early 1970s. Ashford and Simpson co-wrote and co-produced “The Boss”, an RIAA gold-certified studio album, in 1979. The title single “The Boss” became a number one hit on the Billboard Dance Singles Chart, week-ending 25th August 1979 (2 weeks).

Gold certification in the UK
awarded by BPI
The legacy still lives on with another greatest hits package “40 Golden Motown Greats Diana Ross & The Supremes” receiving a gold disc in the UK from the BPI on the 22nd July 2013 for over 100,000 copies sold.

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 The striking success of these compilations is an indication of the depth and variety of the songs recorded by Diana Ross and The Supremes over many years. The albums are part of many people’s record collections and continue to receive air-play to this day. It is not difficult to see why. The Soul Queen of Motown will always be part of pop music’s royalty.


                                    

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Diana Ross & The Supremes Pt.2


             “Record-breaking Success in the Guinness Book of Records”

The group's final UK Pop number one album
and certified recording project.

The vocal group’s final compilation number one was the greatest hits album “Diana Ross
and the Supremes 20 Golden Greats”, at the top week-ending 17th September 1977 (7 weeks). The label received a gold disc from the BPI for over 100,000 copies sold in the UK.

They are also the recording act with the most number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in America (with 12) and on the Cash Box Pop Singles Chart (with 14)! The Supremes only managed to have 8 singles at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B and Soul Singles Chart from 1964 to 1970, with “Stoned Love” the last of these, week-ending 26th December 1970 (1 week).



Gold certified greatest hits compilation
in the UK
They are also the recording act with the most number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in America (with 12) and on the Cash Box Pop Singles Chart (with 14)! The Supremes only managed to have 8 singles at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B and Soul Singles Chart from 1964 to 1970, with “Stoned Love” the last of these, week-ending 26th December 1970 (1 week).
“Diana Ross’ Greatest Hits”, consisting of ten of Ross' greatest hits as a solo artist, became her second album in 1976 to hit the Top Five in the UK. It was certified gold in the UK for sales in excess of 100,000 copies on 1st January 1976.                  


Platinum certified album
 for over 300,000 copies in the UK
according BPI.










Miss Ross has managed to achieve the number one position on the Official UK Pop Albums and Singles Charts from the 1960s into the 1990s for a duration of 18 weeks in total!          














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Diana Ross & The Supremes Pt.1


Diana Ross and the Supremes
“Record-breaking Success in the Guinness Book of Records”

  
The group's first number one album
on the UK Official Pop Albums Chart
Did you know that Diana Ross and the Supremes are the only Motown Records recording act to have three number one compilation and greatest hits albums on the Official UK Pop Albums Chart? They were also the first act to have a number one single for the label in the UK with “Baby Love”, week-ending 19th November 1964 (2 weeks). The single achieved similar success by reaching the number one positions on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, week-ending 31st October 1964 (4 weeks) and on the Cash Box Pop Singles Chart, week-ending 14th November 1964 (2 weeks).The group’s first “Greatest Hits” compilation album peaked at number one, week-ending 11th February 1968 (3 weeks) on the UK Official Pop Albums Chart and again on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, week-ending 28th October 1967 (5 weeks). 
The group's  second UK compilation album at
 number one in the UK Official
Pop Albums Chart


The group’s second greatest hits package or compilation album “Diana Ross and the Supremes Join The Temptations” reached the number one position on the Official UK Pop Albums Chart week-ending 9th February 1969 (4 weeks). The album made it to number one on the Billboard R&B and Soul Albums Chart week-ending 21st December 1968 (4 weeks).


The group's second compilation became tremendous success in collaboration with The Temptations 










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