Diana Ross defines icon. A remarkable career spanning over 50 years, Ms Ross is an international treasure. She is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. President Obama said “she exudes glamour & grace, her influence is inescapable” as he presented her with a Medal of Freedom Award, the most prestigious award given to a U.S. citizen.
Beyond the fabled journey and legendary successes, Diana Ross considers her greatest accomplishment to be that of raising her five children. Seeing them flourish and becoming successful adults in each of their chosen fields, she remains the nucleus of a solid family that has expanded and gifted her five beautiful grandchildren.
The dream began as a young girl on the North End section of Detroit. In a city that she would help to create a cultural movement of racial integration and popular music call, Motown (a portmanteau of Motor and Town). Her journey has inspired and empowered countless, celebrities, musicians, artists and young dreamers. A youthful Oprah Winfrey has said that Ms Ross “represented hope for me, she was my role model, magical to me.”
As the dream became a legacy, her influence touched music, fashion, stage, film and TV.