21 Powerful Living Women: Diana Ross
Singer, Actor, Diva, Silent Generation
Born in Detroit, Michigan, she rose to fame as the lead singer of The Supremes, who became Motown's most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world's best-selling female groups of all time. They remained the best-charting female group in history, with a total of twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her discography consists of 25 studio albums and 116 singles. She has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Diana achieved success and recognition for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the film Lady Sings the Blues with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination. She was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard in 1976. Diana was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Highlights: Guinness World Records crowned Ms. Ross as the "most successful female artist in music history.” She has earned a Tony Award, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and 2023, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. And, she’s still preforming in concert.
Highlights: She was featured in the Forbes 2022 list of World's 100 most powerful women. Fortune magazine named her the most powerful woman in India.