Workin' Overtime is an out of print 1989 album by American singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. It was Ross' first Motown album since 1980's diana after Ross left the label for a then record breaking $20 million deal with RCA.
Upon Diana's return to the label, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. had sold the label to MCA Records and had positioned Jheryl Busby to the head of Motown. Ross was at first reluctant to return to her old label but Gordy promised her a lot in her return: not only would Ross return to Motown as a recording act, but she would be the label's part-owner. Ross reunited with collaborator Nile Rodgers to make this album - which was an attempt to gear her to a much younger audience bringing in new jack swing productions and house music.
The project was trashed by critics and failed despite the title track reaching #3 at R&B radio. (The single never made the Hot 100.) The album peaked at a disappointing #116 on the Billboard album chart (earning the distinction of being the lowest charting studio album of Diana's entire solo career). Its final sales figures were slightly higher than 100,000 US copies. Additional singles "This House" and "Bottom Line" were issued, as well as a remix of "Paradise" remixed by Shep Pettibone, but all failed to revive the disc. In the UK the album charted at #23 was certified Silver for sales in excess of 60,000 copies.