One of the most iconic female singers of all time Diana Ross returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, June21 at 8 pm with special guest Rhonda Ross. Beginning in the 60s as lead singer of the world renowned group, The Supremes, Diana Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of 12 #1 singles in the U.S. becoming the most successful American group in history. She then went on to achieve six #1 singles as a solo artist. In the U.S. alone, Diana has tallied 31 Top Ten singles and 14 Top Ten Albums, selling over 100 million units around the globe, to date. When Endless Love hit #1 in 1981, Diana became the first female artist in music history to place six single at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Other chart-topping hits include Stop! In The Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hangin’ On, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and many more.
As lead singer of The Supremes, Diana helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paved way for contemporary music. 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.
Diana Ross’ famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted with major awards and accolades and music history milestones. Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, which celebrated her 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 celebrated her remarkable career in 2012 with their highest honor, The Life Time Achievement Award.
Diana has been inducted 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. The icon is forever cemented in history with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Guinness Book of Records jointly awarded her with its Lifetime Achievement Award and the title of Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time.
Singer-songwriter, Rhonda Ross, is an international Social-Artist, who explores the social environment around her and her relationship to it – questioning constructions of race, gender, sexuality and spirituality through her lyrics. Her original music lives in the gap between jazz, funk and gospel while her lyrics delve into life’s biggest questions and answers. Rhonda’s music flows straight from her essence and her bright spirit uplifts everyone in the room.
Tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time.
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