LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U.S. and a number-one in the U.K.
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Donna Summer's 'State of Independence' Streams Increase After Quincy Jones Alleges Michael Jackson 'Stole' Song
In the wake of an accusation by Quincy Jones that Michael Jackson “stole” Donna Summer’s 1982 single “State of Independence...
via Billboard at February 10, 2018
Rihanna Hairstylist Yusef Williams on Creating Her Diana Ross & Donna Summer-Inspired Grammy Hair: Exclusive
Ever the style innovator, you'll be hard-pressed to discover a fashion trend Rihanna hasn't rocked -- think her diamond-encrusted Gucci...
via Billboard at January 30, 2018
Broadway's gonna have some "Hot Stuff" next spring. Producers Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers confirmed Tuesday that Summer:...
via Billboard at December 19, 2017
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