Motown legend Diana Ross has announced she will be releasing an album– her first album in 15 years.
The upcoming project has been entitled “Thank You,” an obvious nod to her adoring fans.
“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love,” Ross said in a statement. “I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time. I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”
To our delight, Ms. Ross has also released a brand new single, the album’s title track that disco lovers will relish.
According to the press release, the album “offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness” and that “with its songs of happiness, appreciation, and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together.”
The album is also the first original album released by Ross in 22 years. “Thank you” is out September 10 via Decca.
Ross was born under the custodianship of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. He later signed along with her and her friends Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson to his label at the beginning of the 1960s as the Supremes. The Supremes were hugely successful, their popularity rivaling The Beatles. Ross struck out on her own in 1970, where she went on to have an equally successful career.
At the age of 77, the starlet looks far younger than her years. Phenomenal.
During an archived conversation with Interview Magazine, Ross revealed that she prefers to stay busy.
“Idon’t care about vacations. I go away and I come back real quick because I like my work. I really like my work to consume me. I’m not interested in sleeping anywhere else,” she told Andy Warhol. “I would like to enjoy my life a little bit more so I can really have more fun, but my work is my fun. I keep trying to do something else and really, I’mm having a good time. I’m going Sesame Street.We’re just now working out what the songs will be because I’d like to do some songs that really mean something to the children. That’s going to be fun for me.”