DONNA SUMMER Biography - Musicians


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Name: LaDonna Adrian Gaines                                                       
Born: December 31, 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, United States                     
Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948) is an American     
singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the     
late 1970s that earned her the title "Queen Of Disco" and as one of the few       
disco-based artists to have longevity on the charts through the late 1980s.       
Though she's most notable for her legendary disco hits, Summer's repertoire has   
expanded to include contemporary R&B, rock, mainstream pop, and even gospel.     
Donna is one of the most successful female hitmakers of the 70s and 80s, and     
still holds the record for having three consecutive (double) albums hit #1 on     
the Billboard charts. She also became the first female artist to have four       
number-one singles in a twelve-month period. Donna Summer has sold over 130       
million records worldwide                                                         
On September 27, 2007, Donna was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll   
Hall of Fame, but did not succeed in being inducted