Due to the abuse she suffered in her personal life, Terrell began to drink heavy.Motown's Artist Development division stepped in quickly and erased the problem.Women control a lot, and if that likability factor is gone - kiss your career goodbye.Alicia Keys is hated for sleeping with Swiss Beatz in his wife's bed. I remember when the video for Chain Reaction came on.
A skinny bimbo who slept her way to the top who was good for costume changes.She received recognition from the United Nations (a Global Youth Forum Award). 113) Ross worked hard—attending class at Cass Technical School, studying fashion illustration, and singing background on the recordings of other Motown Records’ performers before scoring bestselling records as lead singer of the Supremes, many of them (“Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Reflections”) written by Brian and Eddie Holland with Lamont Dozier.She was named by Guinness the bestselling female singer in history, but commercial success is not the final standard of Diana Ross’s career or life: her music albums—from her first solo record, Diana Ross (1970), to Surrender (1971), Touch Me in the Morning (1973), Baby It’s Me (1977), The Boss (1979), Diana (1980), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1981), Swept Away (1984), Stolen Moments (1993), and Take Me Higher (1995)—and films Lady Sings the Blues (1972) and Out of Darkness (1994) are intelligent fun, meaningful entertainment: art; and she has lived a life of rare opportunity, even adventure, and style, a style rooted in femininity and imagination. (After diagramming the structure of “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman write in American Popular Music that “like all the great Motown hits, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ submerges its many subtleties beneath an irresistible pop-friendly surface.” American Popular Music, Oxford Univ. 244) As other singers’ attempts to sing these songs demonstrate, Diana Ross’s voice—its silky, sulky quality, its verve—was the most appealing aspect of these recordings.(Her birth certificate says Diana, but friends and family called her Diane throughout her teens).In the summer of 1960, the group, now calling themselves The Primettes, wrangled an audition at Berry Gordy's Hitsville studio in Detroit through Diana's former next door neighbor, Smokey Robinson, Even though Gordy liked the teenagers, he told them that they were still too young and to come back again when they finished high school.