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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

♫Female Entertainer of the Century♫

The 70s was a very influential, massive decade when it comes to music. Why? The most attributable factor might possibly be the ever developing music scene. Gone were the peace and love themes of the 60s. Very little separation occurred between different genres, all seemed to interact, draw from one another. Technology was continuously evolving, actually ground breaking, influencing music greatly. Relaxing music, dance music and rock music were all a big part of the 70s. Along with the transition into the 70s, many artists broke away from groups formed in earlier decades to claim success as soloists. Such is the case with the mega recording artist in this spotlight.

Today in Music History: January 22, 1976

Welcome into the Spotlight... 

 Diana Ross performing at the 
2008 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo
 Diana Rosspart of the 1960s pop/soul trio the Supremes before embarking on a successful solo career in 1969

Despite personal and professional ups and downs, Diana Ross has withstood the test of time as a performer with a career that spans more than four decades. Beside ventures in Broadway, Ross was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Ross has sold more than 140 million records worldwide when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied. [Source: wikipedia.org]

1976 No.1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Theme from `Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going to),'' Diana Ross. A screening committee for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences initially rules the song is not good enough to be considered for an Oscar. The decision is rescinded and it gets a nomination.
 Extra! Extra! Extra! plus No.1 singles & album on this day.

Today in Music History: January 22, 2012 was posted as the spotlight in 2015. Click HERE ... the step back in music for this extra spotlight goes back to one who has in a short period of time already left an indelible mark on the music industry. Overall, this recording artist has received 95 awards from 178 nominations. All that and more to come for someone under 30!

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...