Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines December 31, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of music.
Donna was trained as a gospel singer prior to her introduction to the music industry and has always been known for her "Powerhouse" Vocal delivery.
Though Donna Summer is most notable for her disco hits, Donna's repertoire has expanded to include contemporary R&B, Rock, Mainstream pop, and Gospel. Donna is one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s and was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums hit #1 on the Billboard charts.
Donna Summer also became the first female artist to have four number-one
singles in a thirteen-month period. Billboard magazine has noted that Summer's
extensive career has landed her as the "Eighth" most successful career by a
female. Summer's website reports an estimate that she has sold more than 130
million records worldwide.
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