The term “diva” is a common used term these days. Sometimes the connotation is positive, sometimes negative, but for the legend named Diana Ross (who has been called the first Pop diva) both connotations may have been accurately applied.
Diana Ross is already deservedly in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Supremes. Upon leaving that trio, Ross continued her successful ways recording chart topping albums and branching into a moderately successful film career. Continuing with Soulful music that breached into the Adult Contemporary field, Diana may have been at her best when she was among those who melded R&B and Disco in the late 70’s. Although her later work was primarily as an Adult Contemporary star, Miss Ross could be considered a worthy candidate for a second induction.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Detroit, MI)
Why She Will Get In:
Her solo work in the 70’s is worthwhile of induction.
Why She Won’t Get In:
There is no urgency to induct her as she has already been so with the Supremes.
Diana Ross (1970)
Diana Ross (1976)
The Boss (1979)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
I’m Still Waiting (From Everything is Everything, 1970)
Theme From Mahogany (From Diana Ross, 1976)
Love Hangover (From Diana Ross, 1976)
The Boss (From The Boss, 1979)
Upside Down (From Diana, 1980)