Today in Black History: December 31, 1948 “The Birth of Donna Summer”

On today in 1948, Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a singer and songwriter who gained success during the late 1970’s, which is known as the disco era. She is also known as the “Queen of Disco” and is a five-time Grammy Award winner. Summer’s was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums go number one on the U.S. Billboard chart and chart four number one singles in a 13-month period. Donna Summer has sold over 150 million worldwide. She died on May 17, 2012 at the age of 63.


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