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Diana Ross And Maddona: Two Recording Artists

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Diana Ross and Madonna are both successful music artists that are influential to the music industry. Diana Ross’s career started at the top with her group members in The Supremes. Madonna also shared the same success as she reached the top of charts during the 1980s. They both encountered a significant loss of one of their parents that affected them deeply. They have each been married twice in which neither marriage worked out. These women are iconic legends who made way for other women who pursued a career in music and showed us how success can be achievable.
Diana Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 26, 1944. She began her career in 1960 when her and two friends formed the ...view middle of the document...

She also acted in the two other movies including The Wiz and Mahogany. The first marriage that Diana Ross had was to her manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971.Her second marriage was in 1986 which she married Arne Naess Jr. She had three children from Robert Ellis Silberstein and two from Arne Naess Jr. Diana Ross’s awards include a Tony Award, a Golden Globe, and numerous American Music Awards. However, she did go through a rough time when her father passed away in 2007. She reached great success in her career and demonstrated that her talents went beyond just music.
Diana Ross played an important person in the growth of the Motown sound and developed into one of the most successful women of her time. During her career she had 12 Grammy nominations, but never ended up winning. She also has the honor of having two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which would be for her solo career and her career with The Supremes. In her overall career she has released 67 albums. ( Taraborreli & Ribowsky) She showed us that female artists can push the envelope and enjoy many years of being beyond successful. She took a chance when she left The Supremes, but she only helped her career grow even more.
Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan on August 16, 1958. She grew up in a household in which her parents were very strict Catholics. When Madonna was five years old her mother passed away on December 1, 1963 from breast cancer. The loss of her mother affected her deeply and she felt lost without her. The absence of her mother is what led her down a rebellious road where she wasn’t afraid to express herself. Her father did marry again and her stepmother gave her the responsibility of taking care of her younger siblings. This ultimately pushed Madonna to want something more for her life. She was tired of living under her stepmother’s rules and started to shy away from her...

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