Donna Summer Biography

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 130 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Born into a devoutly Christian middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts, Summer first became involved with singing through church choir groups before joining a number of bands influenced by the Motown Sound. While influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, she became the front singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living, acting, and singing in West Germany, where she met music producers, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, and married Helmut Sommer. After their divorce, she kept his surname for her stage name. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Donna Summer
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Musician
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
December 31, 1948
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
May 17, 2012
Age at Death:
63
Cause of Death:
Cancer, Lung cancer
Marriages
Divorces
Donna Summer Timeline
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