It was only a few months ago that we lost one of the biggest, and arguably the best, voice in pop music with the passing of Whitney Houston. Yesterday, unfortunately we lost another, the queen of disco, Donna Summer who succumbed to cancer at the age of 63 after a tough fight. I, along with millions of fans, are just devastated. This amazing Grammy winning singer defined a decade of disco with her smash hits in the 70′s, but she was so much more than that. Her hits continued thru to the 90′s and she was still touring up until last year. Her soaring voice was unmatched and she will be missed dearly. For more on Donna, head to her website here. And check out some of her amazing accomplishments below.
Donna Summer’s Incredible Career~
~ 17 Grammy nominations
~ 5 Grammy Awards
~ She was nominated for the Rock n. Roll Hall of Fame
~ 6 American Music Awards
~ 2 Golden Globe Nominations and 1 win
~ 14 # 1 Billboard Dance Hits
~ 20 Top 40 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100
~ 14 Top 10 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100
~ 4 # 1 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (“MacArthur Park”, “Hot Stuff”, “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” with Barbra Streisand and “Bad Girls”)
~ Three # 1 Albums on the Billboard 200
~ More than 20 million albums sold
And now as we begin to mourn and celebrate this amazing music icon, Donna Summer’s music is flying up the charts again as a new generation discovers her genius. We will miss you Donna!
And here’s my favorite Donna Summer song that I remember so fondly from childhood, 1980′s # 5 smash “On the Radio”