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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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical was developed in collaboration with the late singer's widower and is directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff.
via Music-News at December 12, 2017
"For the longest time people had me convinced there was something wrong with this music." So goes the lament of Donna Summer — five-...
via Billboard at November 22, 2017
Forty years after its release, the ingenious studio gurus behind the robot-funk masterpiece talk about how it came to be.
via Pitchfork at June 29, 2017
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