1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling more than 300,000 copies within its first 8 days of release.By 1976, the Mahogany soundtrack included her third number-one hit, "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)".
She is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but later became the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
In December 2016, Billboard magazine named her the 50th most successful dance artist of all time.
a four-year college preparatory magnet school, in downtown Detroit, Ross began taking classes including clothing design, millinery, pattern making, and tailoring, as she had aspired to become a fashion designer.
Ross also took modeling and cosmetology classes at the school and participated in three or four other extracurricular activities.
In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child", and "Someday We'll Be Together".
Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, which contained the Top 20 Pop hit "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and the number-one Pop hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
She was the second eldest child for Ernestine (née Moten; January 27, 1916 – October 9, 1984) and Fred Ross, Sr. According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane", but, a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate. Ross, a native of Gloucester County, Virginia, was born to Washington Ross and Virginia Baytop.
She was listed as "Diane" during the first Supremes records, and she introduced herself as "Diane" until early in the group's heyday. Virginia Baytop's mother Francis "Frankey" Baytop was a former slave who had become a midwife after the Civil War.
In her autobiography, "Secrets of a Sparrow", Ross wrote that she felt that deal was "a fair trade".
The Primettes later auditioned for Motown Records, before various Motown executives.
Robinson agreed to bring the Primettes to Motown, in exchange for letting him and the Miracles hire the Primettes' guitarist, Marv Tarplin, for an upcoming tour.