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Donna Summer

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Source: Wikipedia

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), better 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, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: LaDonna Adrian Gaines
  • Also known as: Queen of Disco Donna Gaines
  • Born: December 31, 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: May 17, 2012 (aged 63) Naples, Florida, U.S.
  • Genres: Pop disco dance rock new wave R&B funk gospel soul
  • Occupation(s): Singer songwriter painter
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1968–2012
  • Labels: Oasis Casablanca Geffen Atlantic Mercury WEA Epic Burgundy
  • Associated acts: Giorgio Moroder Brooklyn Dreams

Read more about Donna Summer at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Jukebox Musicals We Need To See: Staff Picks
Billboard, 2018-09-05 15:00:00
Between the success of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and shows featuring the catalogues of Carole King, Donna Summer and the Go-Go’s lighting up...

Bruce Sudano Debuts 'Forbidden Fruit,' Inspired By Life After the Passing of His Wife Donna Summer
Billboard, 2018-08-08 16:48:40
Now that he's helped bring Summer: The Donna Summer Musical about his late wife to Broadway, Bruce Sudano is back to, as the song says,...

Donna Summer's 'Hot Stuff 2018' Hits No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart
Billboard, 2018-06-28 20:03:17
Donna Summer scores her 16th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated June 30) with "Hot Stuff 2018" (2-1). The reworked...

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