Diana Ross has announced her first studio album in 15 years.
The soul star, 77, will release Thank You, a collection of 13 songs recorded in his home studio, in the fall.
The former member of Supremes, whose hits include I’m Coming Out, Love Hangover and Upside Down, last released a studio album in October 2006.
New music: Diana Ross, 77, to release Thank You, a collection of 13 songs recorded in her home studio, in the fall
The star said: “This collection of songs is my gift with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at that time. ‘
âI dedicate this collection of love songs to all of you listeners. When you hear my voice, you hear my heart.
Diana recruited top songwriters for the project, including Jack Antonoff, who has worked with artists such as Lorde and Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith collaborator Jimmy Napes, and Rihanna co-writer Prince Charlez.
Thank You will be the musicians’ debut album on Decca Records, the British label created in 1929 and home to Dame Shirley Bassey and Andrea Bocelli.
The star said: “This collection of songs is my gift with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at that time.”
Exciting: Thank You will be the musicians’ debut album on Decca Records, the British label established in 1929 and home to Dame Shirley Bassey and Andrea Bocelli
The album’s tracks include If The World Just Danced, In Your Heart, Let’s Do It, I Still Believe and Come Together.
Alongside Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves and Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross is considered one of the original pop divas of the 1960s.
She rose to fame in The Supremes, before launching her solo career as a disco singer in the 1980s.
Its catalog includes hits such as Baby Love, Upside Down and I’m Coming Out.
At the Grammy Awards in 2019, Diana gave a special performance to mark her 75th birthday.
She received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2012 for her long career, which began when she joined The Primettes at the age of 15.
The title track and debut single, Thank You, will be available to stream and download on June 17.
Icons: She rose to fame in The Supremes, before launching her solo career as a disco singer in the 1980s. (LR Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross) Photographed in 1965
Supremes singer Mary Wilson passed away suddenly at the age of 76 in February of this year.
Diana Ross said in a statement on Twitter at the time: âI just woke up to this news, my condolences to you Mary’s family, I remember every day is a gift, I have so many wonderful memories of our time together, âthe Detroit native who is best known for her singles I’m Coming Out and Love Hangover wrote.
“The Supremes will live in our hearts,” added the crooner.
Singer Beverley Knight tweeted: “Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Diana Ross have definitely changed the game. Blow after blow after blow after blow after blow, in regular rotation to this day. A Supreme Titan may have left us, but that legacy will never be. never exceeded.
Mary died at her Las Vegas home on February 8, her publicist confirmed, with the cause of death yet to be announced.
Horrific news: Mary died at her home in Las Vegas on February 8, her publicist confirmed, with cause of death not yet announced (pictured 1965)
Stars: The Supremes in concert, circa 1965, left to right, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard
Along with his comrades Diana and Florence Ballard, Wilson was at the forefront of the Motown sound after signing with the label in 1961 at the age of 15, originally as a member of the Primettes before the group was born. change name.
Longtime publicist Jay Schwartz has confirmed Wilson’s funeral service will be held in private according to current health and safety guidelines, but a public memorial will be planned later this year.
Motown founder Berry Gordy paid tribute to one of the “Motown lovers”, whom he described as “a trailblazer and a diva”.
He said: âI was extremely shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
âThe Supremes have always been known as the ‘darlings of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, arrived in Motown in the early 1960s.
âAfter an unprecedented streak of # 1 hits, TV and nightclub bookings, they’ve opened doors for themselves, other Motown bands and many more. â¦ I have always been proud of Marie.
âShe was a star in her own right and over the years she continued to work hard to strengthen the legacy of the Supremes. Mary Wilson was extremely special to me. She was a trailblazer, a diva and will be dearly missed.
So sad: âThe Supremes have always been known as theâ Motown Lovers. âMary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, arrived in Motown in the early 1960s