The Supremes did not rehearse their performance for that evening, due to time constraints. A scheduled medley of hits was cancelled. Instead of following producer Suzanne dePasse's instructions to recreate their choreography from their final Ed Sullivan Show appearance, Wilson according to her autobiography planned with Birdsong to take a step forward every time Ross did the same, then began to sing lead on the group's final number-one hit song, " Someday We'll Be Together ", on which Wilson did not perform.
Later, Wilson introduced Berry Gordy from the stage unaware that the program's script called for Ross to introduce Gordy , at which point Ross subtly pushed down Wilson's hand-held microphone, stating, "It's been taken care of.
During negotiations with Ross, the promoters considered the creation of a Supremes tour, instead. Ross agreed. As the tour's co-producer, Ross invited all living former Supremes to participate. Neither Jean Terrell nor late s member Susaye Greene chose to participate. Following the passage of SFX's final deadline for Wilson to accept their offer. Laurence and Payne would later say that they got along well with Ross. The Return to Love tour launched in June , to a capacity audience in Philadelphia.
Open tennis championships before the tournament's women's final, between Venus and Serena Williams. Immediately following the attacks, Ross performed the song again at Shea Stadium, before the Mets first game, after driving cross-country to be with her children In the wake of the attacks, flying in the U.
Shortly thereafter, Ross admitted herself into the day substance abuse program at the Promises Institute in Malibu, California , after friends and family began to notice a burgeoning alcohol problem.
Ross left the program three weeks later and began to fulfill previously scheduled concert dates, beginning with a performance before a 60,strong crowd at London's Hyde Park , for Prince Charles' Prince's Trust charity.
Sold-out performances in Boston and Ontario , Canada, followed. In August, shortly after the tour began, however, Ross re-entered the Promises Institute's substance abuse rehabilitation program.
That December, during her stay at Arizona's Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Ross was pulled over by Tucson police for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. She failed a breathalizer test and was arrested for a DUI. Ross was later sentenced to 48 hours in jail, which she served near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Later that year, Ross was the guest performer at that year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's annual gala, in an ensemble custom-designed by designer Tom Ford, followed by an appearance as the surprise celebrity model for American couturier Dennis Basso's runway show.
Icon makeup collection, as part of the beauty corporation's Icon Series. The song was released as promotion for the album and later reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart, marking her first Billboard chart entry since Also in , Ross was featured as an honored guest at Oprah Winfrey 's Legends Ball Weekend, a three-day celebration honoring 25 African-American women in art, entertainment and civil rights.
On May 22, , a year after the celebration, a one-hour program about the weekend aired on ABC, including celebrity interviews and behind-the-scenes moments. In June , Universal released Ross's shelved Blue album. It peaked at number two on Billboard ' s jazz albums chart.
Ross later ventured on a world tour to promote I Love You. Dedicated to the memory of her late friend Michael Jackson , the concert tour garnered positive reviews, nationwide. A month later, on December 9, she performed as the marquee and headlining performer at the White House -hosted Christmas in Washington concert, where she performed before President Barack Obama. The event was later broadcast as an annual special on TNT.
In December , Billboard magazine named her the 50th most successful dance club artist of all time. Her eldest grandson, eight-year-old Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, son of Rhonda Ross-Kendrick and husband, Rodney, performed an impromptu dance behind Ross, which gained attention.
Ross made several hour-long appearances on the network, and also released a tie-in CD retrospective collection of her music entitled Diamond Diana. On October 10, , it was announced that Diana Ross would play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival for the festival's 50th anniversary however, the festival was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. In May , Diana Ross released "Supertonic: Mixes", a collection of nine of her greatest hits remixed by Eric Kupper and featuring her four back-to-back No.
The relationship lasted several years, resulting in the birth of Ross's eldest child, Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein , in August Two months into her pregnancy with Rhonda, in January , Ross married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein ,  who raised Rhonda as his own daughter, despite knowing her true paternity.
Ross told Rhonda that Gordy was her biological father when Rhonda was 13 years old. Beforehand, Rhonda referred to Gordy as "Uncle B. Ross has two daughters with Silberstein, Tracee Joy and Chudney Lane Silberstein, born in and , respectively. Ross dated Gene Simmons , bass guitarist and singer for the band Kiss , from to Simmons, in his autobiography, contends that he was not dating Cher when he met Ross.
Ross ended her relationship with Simmons when he gave Ross the erroneous impression that he had resumed his relationship with Cher. Simmons' story differed in when he revealed that he fell in love with Ross while dating Cher, which ended Ross and Cher's friendship. She became stepmother to his three elder children; Katinka, Christoffer, and folk singer Leona Naess.
They have two sons together: Ross Arne born in [ citation needed ] and Evan Olav born in Diana Ross considers herself a Baptist. Diana and her siblings spent considerable time with their maternal grandparents during their mother's bouts with tuberculosis. Diana Ross was arrested for DUI on December 30, , in Tucson, Arizona , while undergoing substance abuse treatment at a local rehabilitation facility. Various works have been inspired by Ross's career and life.
The character of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls was inspired by Ross. Several of Ross's songs have been covered and sampled. The song has also been covered live and on albums by Jennifer Lopez , Amy Winehouse. Motown: The Musical is a Broadway musical that launched on April 14, As a member of the Supremes, her songs "Stop! 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.
While Mariah Carey is the only solo female artist to have 18 number-one U. Ross is the only female artist to have number one singles as a solo artist; as the other half of a duet Lionel Richie ; as a member of a trio the Supremes ; and, as an ensemble member We are the World-USA for Africa. Ross was featured on the Notorious B. Billboard magazine named Ross the "female entertainer of the century" in In , she earned a Guinness World Record , due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any other female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles.
After her concert in Central Park, Diana Ross Playground was named in her honor with a groundbreaking opening ceremony in Ross was given credit for the discovery of the Jackson 5. Her "discovery" was simply part of Motown's marketing and promotions plan for the Jackson 5.
Consequently, their debut album was titled Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5. It was actually Motown producer Bobby Taylor who discovered the Jacksons. In , Diana was one of 25 African-American women saluted at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball , a three-day celebration, honoring their contributions to art, entertainment, and civil rights. On November 16, , Ross was announced as one of the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom , the nation's highest civilian honor.
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No matter how she is stylized, no matter what phony truism she mouths, this woman always lets you know she is alive. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Diana Ross. Main articles: Diana Ross discography and The Supremes discography. Music portal. Octopus Books. July 11, Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on February 23, Retrieved February 28, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles Record Research.
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Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy.Beginning with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” from her debut album Diana Ross (), Ross enjoyed more than a decade of chart-topping success in multiple categories. “Love Hangover” () and “Upside Down” () were among her pop hits, while her duet with the Commodores’ Lionel Richie, “ Endless Love” (), topped Billboard magazine’s pop, rhythm and blues (R&B.