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Donna Summer will always be known as the original disco queen. With her vocal range power, Donna Summer took on the '70s pop music generation by storm. In the door step of the supposedly infamous demise of disco in 1979, Donna Summer redefined herself and broke the so called death of disco by becoming one of the world's leading hit maker. Her dynamic rhythm and spirituality propelled her to the top.

Donna Summer loves all of her records and holds them dear. As she said "Of all the songs from those days, I probably still feel most connected to" Last Dance. "" Sing it and it brings tears to my eyes. For me, it's become a poignant song. There were a lot of people in my life who are not with us anymore. It's like I'm singing to the memory of people who are special to me. "

Did you know? Donna Summer emerge to be the first artist signed by Geffen Records, in 1980 which is owned by David Geffen. Donna Summer took advantage of the opportunity to excel to another phase of her career with "The Wanderer." I'm A Rainbow, "soon follow as a two-disc compilation, was her final collaboration with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. over and released it in 1996.

Donna Summer always cooperate with peers. Donna Summer collaborated with a sleuth of greats such as songwriters and producers Quincy Jones, Michael Omartian, Stock Aitken & Waterman. She always managed to create hits after hits such as the uplifting State of Independence to the very well known world anthems She Works Hard For The Money and This Time I Know It's For Real.

In the 1990s Donna Summer has not stopped or slowed down. In 1994 Endless Summer pierce straight through pop music history. One of her new track on the album Melody Of Love hit number one on the Billboard's dance record of the year. She closed 1994 with a collection of Christmas songs originals which she recorded with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

In 1995, Donna Summer toured successfully in the US and Brazil. Her fans world wide and in both countries went on critical raves. The four time Grammy Award winning singer also toured the US in 1996 making stops to many of the major amphitheaters including New York's Jones Beach, Detroit's Pine Knob, and Chastain Park in Atlanta.

Donna Summer is one of the greatest artist in the world. She sold out the Universal Amphitheater in the summer of 1995 which earn her great reviews by the Los Angeles. In the 1970, Donna Summer was a powerful magnet on the marquee, when she released the best records of the era. She will always have a space in the world of music as the Queen of Disco although pop music and hip-hop overtake the market.

At the closing of 1996, Donna Summer joined the of the ABC network special celebration of the 25th anniversary of Disney World. At that time She recorded the theme from The Hunchback of Notre Dame for the Disney children's album Mouse House. In December, Donna and Bruce Roberts shared a song from the Universal motion picture Daylight which I believed starred Sylvester Stallone.

When NARAS created a new Best Dance Recording category at the Grammies in 1997, Donna Summer grabbed the first winner with Carry On which made her 5th Grammy. As the Queen of Disco to the whole world of pop music.

Donna Summer spent 20 years as a singer and songwriter, she has always been an inspiration and influence to so many.

Many people do not know that Donna Summer has another talent besides her recording and performing career, she is also an accomplished visual artist whose work has been shown at exhibitions and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, and Miami. In 1999, her art has been shown in Japan in a special exhibition sponsored by filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

Donna Summer was such a potent force in music, the Grammy's practically created a category just for her.

In 1998, Summer was the first artist to receive a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording (for her hit "Carry On").

In 1999, Donna Summer – Live and More Encore live concert was televised on VH-1 called. She belted with a string of her original hits, as well as new material, including an updated version of "No More Tears Enough is Enough" performed with Australian pop diva, Tina Arena. Later a CD and DVD of the concert was released that returned her to the top half of the album charts.

Donna Summer has always done very well professionally on the big screen. In 2000, Summer performed the title track, "The Power of One", for Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
In 2003, Donna Summer released The Journey which was a great hits compilation and the UK Top 10 in the following year, thanks to the show Disco mania.

Donna Summer was inducted in September 20, 2004, among the first artists into the newly formed Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City. Her claim to fame categories Artist Inductees, along with fellow disco legends The Bee Gees and Barry White and Record Inductees for her classic hit I Feel Love.

In October 2004, she performed God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch at Game 2 of the 2004 World Series at Boston's Fenway Park.

Donna Summer has received 5 Grammy Awards and 6 American Music Awards, 24 gold and platinum certificates in the United States, 19 gold and silver certificates in Great Britain. After a five year break from the limelight Donna Summer, in the summer of 2005 toured for the first time and at that time launched her official Web site.

Did you Know? Donna Summer has sold over 100,000,000 records which her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her musical accomplishments in 1994.
The latest news is that she is making a comeback with a new studio album in ten years. She is currently touring intensively.


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