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.


 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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