ST. PETERSBURG - Diana Ross, called the “Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time,” will be on stage at The Mahaffey Theater, Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
This consummate performer is one of the most iconic female singers and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.
Diana Ross’ famed and remarkable career has spanned four decades and won her many major awards, accolades and music history milestones. International achievements were recognized by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, which celebrated her career of excellence in music, film, television and theater as well as her humanitarian work and contributions to American culture.
Ross has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Songwriters Hall of Fame and awarded: the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hero Award; NAACP Entertainer Award; Billboard’s Female Entertainer of the Century Award; the Soul Train Legend Award, and International Lifetime Achievement at the World Music Awards.
She was named “Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time” in 1993 by The Guinness Book of World Records, which also presented her with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ross began her illustrious career in the 1960s as lead singer of the world-renowned group, The Supremes. The Supremes became the most successful American group in history with an unprecedented feat of 12 number one singles in the United States.
As a solo artist, she went on to achieve six number one singles. In the U.S. alone, Ross has tallied 31 Top Ten singles and 14 Top Ten albums selling more than 100 million records worldwide. “Endless Love,” her duet with Lionel Ritchie, hit number one in 1981 and remains one of the most successful duets in pop history.
Ross received the “Most Promising Newcomer” Golden Globe Award and also was nominated for Best Actress, Academy Awards, for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the film, Lady Sings the Blues, in 1973.
Tickets for the legendary Diana Ross are $69.50, $89.50, $95.50, $99.50 and $129.50 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727-893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.