Diana Ross discography

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Diana Ross discography
A woman in a long white coat singing into a microphone.
Diana Ross performing at the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo
Studio albums24
Live albums5
Compilation albums30
EPs1
Singles91
Soundtrack albums4

The discography of American singer Diana Ross, the former lead singer of The Supremes, consists of 24 studio albums and 116 singles. 27 of her singles reached the Billboard top 40 in the US, 12 of them the Billboard top 10, and six of those reaching number one, placing her in a tie for fifth among the top female solo performers who have reached the top spot there. In the UK, she amassed a total of 47 top 40 singles with 20 of them reaching the top 10 and two of those reaching number one. In the US, 17 albums reached the Billboard top 40, four of those the top 10, and one album topping the chart. In the UK, 26 albums reached the top 40, eight of those the top 10, and one album topping the chart.

Ross sang lead on a top 75 hit single at least once every year from 1964 to 1996 in the UK, a period of 32 consecutive years and a record for any performer. She is among a select group of artists who's albums and singles combined have spent more than 1000 weeks on the UK charts, with her singles totalling 569 weeks (10.9 years) and her albums spending a total of 629 weeks (12 years) on the charts. As of 2020 she continues to collect Silver, Gold and Platinum awards for UK sales of her many greatest hits compilation albums. During 2018 four of her singles earned a Silver certification in the UK, each passing 200,000 in sales since 2004/2005. The singles were "You Can't Hurry Love" (with The Supremes) which later went Gold (2020), "Baby Love" (with The Supremes), "I'm Coming Out" (also certified Gold in 2020) and "Endless Love" (with Lionel Richie). As of 2020 Diana Ross has 32 albums certified by the BPI (1 Multi-Platinum, 6 Platinum, 15 Gold, 10 Silver).


Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
Diana Ross
  • Released: June 19, 1970
  • Label: Motown
19 1 13 14
Everything Is Everything
  • Released: November 3, 1970
  • Label: Motown
42 5 67 31
Surrender
  • Released: July 6, 1971
  • Label: Motown
56 10 45 10
Touch Me in the Morning
  • Released: June 22, 1973
  • Label: Motown
5 1 20 5 7
Diana & Marvin (with Marvin Gaye)
  • Released: October 26, 1973
  • Label: Motown
26 7 26 55 6
Last Time I Saw Him
  • Released: December 6, 1973
  • Label: Motown
52 12 50 68 41
Diana Ross
  • Released: February 10, 1976
  • Label: Motown
5 4 39 2 2 4
Baby It's Me
  • Released: September 16, 1977
  • Label: Motown
18 7 81 15
Ross
  • Released: September 3, 1978
  • Label: Motown
49 32 59
The Boss
  • Released: May 23, 1979
  • Label: Motown
14 10 76 38 52
Diana
  • Released: May 22, 1980
  • Label: Motown
2 1 17 8 4 12
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • Released: September 14, 1981
  • Label: RCA
15 4 47 33 3 17
Silk Electric
  • Released: September 10, 1982
  • Label: RCA
27 5 84 44 14 33
Ross
  • Released: June 9, 1983
  • Label: RCA
32 14 59 57 27 44
Swept Away
  • Released: September 13, 1984
  • Label: RCA
26 7 78 37 10 40
Eaten Alive
  • Released: September 24, 1985
  • Label: RCA
45 27 11 43 8 11
Red Hot Rhythm & Blues
  • Released: May 1987
  • Label: RCA
73 39 53 47
Workin' Overtime
  • Released: June 6, 1989
  • Label: Motown
116 34 85 43 23
The Force Behind the Power
  • Released: September 10, 1991
  • Label: Motown
102 66 32 11
A Very Special Season
  • Released: November 14, 1994
  • Label: EMI
93 37
Take Me Higher
  • Released: September 5, 1995
  • Label: Motown
114 38 48 10
Every Day Is a New Day
  • Released: May 4, 1999
  • Label: Motown
108 47 73
Blue
  • Released: June 20, 2006
  • Label: Motown
146 71
I Love You 32 16 92 60
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
Diana!
  • Released: March 29, 1971
  • Label: Motown
46 3 40 43
Lady Sings the Blues
  • Released: October 1972
  • Label: Motown
1 2 43 5 50
Mahogany
  • Released: October 1975
  • Label: Motown
19 15 59 5 10
The Wiz
  • Released: September 18, 1978
  • Label: MCA
40 33 53 22
Endless Love 9 9 26 17 26
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
Live at Caesars Palace
  • Released: May 1974
  • Label: Motown
64 15 92 40 21
An Evening with Diana Ross
  • Released: January 18, 1977
  • Label: Motown
29 14 21 52
Greatest Hits Live
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: EMI
72 34
Stolen Moments: The Lady Sings... Jazz and Blues
  • Released: April 1993
  • Label: Motown
73 45
Christmas in Vienna
(with Plácido Domingo & José Carreras)
154 4 71
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Motown
34
Diana Ross' Greatest Hits[A]
  • Released: July 12, 1976
  • Label: Motown
13 10 47 6 2
20 Golden Greats
  • Released: October 1979
  • Label: Motown
2
To Love Again
  • Released: February 17, 1981
  • Label: Motown
32 16 39 26
All the Great Hits
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: Motown
37 14 24 21
Collection
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Motown
27
Diana's Duets
  • Released: January 29, 1982
  • Label: Motown
43
Love Songs
  • Released: November 1, 1982
  • Label: K-tel
86 5
Anthology
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Motown
63 44
Portrait 8
Love Songs
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Telstar
10
Dance Songs
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Telstar
24
Love Songs
(with Michael Jackson)
  • Released: September 1, 1987
  • Label: Telstar
12
The Diana Ross Story
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: K-tel
40
Motown's Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Motown
20
Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Motown
88
One Woman: The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: October 1, 1993
  • Label: EMI
55 1
Diana Extended: The Remixes
  • Released: April 12, 1994
  • Label: Motown
68 58
Voice of Love
  • Released: November 29, 1996
  • Label: EMI
42
Greatest Hits: The RCA Years
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: RCA
40 Golden Motown Greats
  • Released: October 19, 1998
  • Label: Motown
35
Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross
  • Released: January 15, 2001
  • Label: EMI
100 28
Diana Ross & the Supremes: The No. 1's
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Motown
72 63 18 15
Soul Legends 86
The Definitive Collection
  • Released: August 29, 2006
  • Label: Hip-O
Playlist Your Way
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Motown
100
Complete Collection
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: USM
5
The Greatest
  • Released: November 7, 2011
  • Label: Universal
97 24
Icon
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Motown
72
Upside Down: The Collection
  • Released: November 6, 2012
  • Label: Spectrum
Playlist: The Very Best of Diana Ross
  • Released: May 21, 2013
  • Label: RCA
Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz
  • Released: November 27, 2015
  • Label: Universal
Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection
  • Released: November 17, 2017
  • Label: Motown
30 18
Supertonic: Mixes
  • Released: May 29, 2020
  • Label: Motown
[A]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.
  • A Diana Ross' Greatest Hits was released as Greatest Hits 2 in the UK.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
When You Dream
  • Released: March 23, 1995
  • Label: InsideOut

Singles[edit]

1970–1981 (Motown era)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
NZ
[12]
UK
[5]
1970 "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" 20 7 18 56 23 33 Diana Ross
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" 1 1 6 25 7 14 6
"Remember Me" 16 10 20 9 7 Surrender
1971 "Reach Out I'll Be There" 29 17 16 35
"Surrender" 38 16 45 10
"I'm Still Waiting" 63 40 69 81 1 1 Everything Is Everything
1972 "Good Morning Heartache" 34 20 8 44 Lady Sings the Blues
1973 "Touch Me in the Morning" 1 5 1 5 6 9 Touch Me in the Morning
"You're a Special Part of Me" (with Marvin Gaye) 12 4 43 25 Diana & Marvin
"Last Time I Saw Him" 14 15 1 18 8 35 Last Time I Saw Him
1974 "My Mistake (Was to Love You)" (with Marvin Gaye) 19 15 16 Diana & Marvin
"Sleepin'" 70 50 47 Last Time I Saw Him
"Don't Knock My Love" (with Marvin Gaye) 46 25 53 Diana & Marvin
1975 "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" 1 14 1 38 4 2 4 19 5 Mahogany
1976 "I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)" 47 61 4 53 32 Diana Ross
"Love Hangover" 1 1 19 [B] 67 9 11 18 28 10
"One Love in My Lifetime" 25 10 31 24
1977 "Gettin' Ready for Love" 27 16 8 29 23 Baby It's Me
1978 "Your Love Is So Good for Me" 49 16 15 66
"Top of the World"
"You Got It" 49 39 9 67
"Ease on Down the Road" (with Michael Jackson) 41 17 40 35 33 45 The Wiz
"What You Gave Me" 86 35 Ross
1979 "The Boss" 19 12 41 1 48 40 The Boss
"No One Gets the Prize" 59
"It's My House" 27 71 32
1980 "Upside Down" 1 1 18 1 1 5 3 3 1 2 Diana
"I'm Coming Out" 5 6 40 68 8 18 5 13
"My Old Piano" [C] 25 4 2 5
"It's My Turn" 9 14 9 97 17 31 16 To Love Again
1981 "One More Chance" 79 54 49
"Cryin' My Heart Out for You" 58
"Endless Love" (with Lionel Richie) 1 1 1 1 1 9 10 3 7 Endless Love
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released


Other charted songs

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
CAN
[3]
UK
[5]
1975 "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right" [B] 17 75 23 Non-album release
1978 "Lovin', Livin' and Givin'" 35 54 Thank God It's Friday / Ross
1979 "Pops, We Love You" (with Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson) 59 26 60 66 Pops, We Love You
The following singles were released after Ross left Motown.
1982 "We Can Never Light That Old Flame Again" [C] Non-album release
1986 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (re-release) [D] 85 Diana Ross / Surrender
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released
  • B "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right" was originally released as Motown US & UK single, February 1975, b/w "Together". Later it was included on the album Ross (1978).
  • C The first released version of "We Can Never Light That Old Flame Again" was a non-album single in 1982, and was remixed by Berry Gordy and James Anthony Carmichael. Then it was included on the Deluxe Edition of the album Diana.
  • D "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was re-release as a single for the US CD release, the 1986 Motown two-for-one "2 All Time Great Classic Albums" Ain't No Mountain High Enough/Surrender.[16]


International singles (not released in the US)

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
1972 "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" 12 Everything Is Everything
1973 "All of My Life" 9 Touch Me in the Morning
1974 "You Are Everything" (with Marvin Gaye) 20 13 5 Diana & Marvin
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" (with Marvin Gaye) 25
"Love Me" 38 Last Time I Saw Him
1976 "I'm Still Waiting" (re-release) 41 Everything Is Everything
1979 "A Brand New Day" (as The Wiz Stars featuring Diana Ross & Michael Jackson) 1 The Wiz
The following singles were released after Ross left Motown.
1982 "Tenderness" 37 73 Diana
"Old Funky Rolls" Non-album release
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released

1981–1988 (RCA era)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
NZ
[12]
UK
[5]
1981 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" 7 6 2 15 17 9 1 3 4 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1982 "Mirror, Mirror" 8 2 14 29 24 15 36
"Work That Body" 44 34 10 15 7
"Muscles" 10 4 36 50 18 23 10 18 15 Silk Electric
1983 "So Close" 40 76 13 25 43
"Pieces of Ice" 31 15 17 73 46 Ross
"Up Front" 60
"Let's Go Up" 77 52
1984 "All of You" (with Julio Iglesias) [E] 19 38 2 19 8 23 7 10 43 1100 Bel Air Place / Swept Away
"Swept Away" 19 3 1 17 36 Swept Away
"Missing You" 10 1 4 95 29 76
1985 "Telephone" 13
"Eaten Alive" 77 10 3 81 79 29 17 26 71 Eaten Alive
"Chain Reaction" 95 85 25 1 35 1 40 3 1
1986 "Chain Reaction" (Special New Mix) [F] 66 7 40 Non-album release
1987 "Dirty Looks" 12 88 60 49 Red Hot Rhythm & Blues
"Tell Me Again"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released
  • E "All of You" was originally planned as a duet for Iglesias' album 1100 Bel Air Place. According to writer J. Randy Taraborrelli in Diana Ross: A Biography, “The third track on side two of the album was originally ‘Fight For It’ (the B-side of ‘Swept Away’). With the success of ‘All Of You,’ RCA got clearance from CBS to include it in place of ‘Fight For It’” (515).[17]
  • F A remixed version of "Chain Reaction" was issued as a single. This version is not included on any RCA album by Diana Ross.


International singles (not released in the US)

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
1982 "It's Never Too Late" 41 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1983 "Who" 44 Silk Electric
"Up Front" (Jolley & Swain Remix) [G] 79 Non-album release
1984 "Touch by Touch" 18 17 47 Swept Away
1985 "Experience" 64 14 45 47 Eaten Alive
1987 "Shockwaves" 76 Red Hot Rhythm & Blues
1988 "Mr. Lee" 58
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released
  • G "Up Front" was remixed by Jolley & Swain for its European release. The original version was included on the album Ross (1983).

1988–2001 (Motown II era)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
AUS
[2]
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
1989 "Workin' Overtime" 3 11 96 28 32 Workin' Overtime
"This House" 64
"Bottom Line"
1991 "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" 37 26 4 4 2 The Force Behind the Power
"You're Gonna Love It" 24
1992 "Waiting in the Wings"
1993 "The Best Years of My Life" 28 Forever Diana / One Woman
1994 "Someday We'll Be Together" (Remix) 7 Diana Extended: The Remixes
1995 "Take Me Higher" [D] 77 1 32 Take Me Higher
"Gone" 107 36
1996 "If You're Not Gonna Love Me Right" 67
"Voice of the Heart" 28
1999 "Until We Meet Again" 73 2 Every Day Is a New Day
"Every Day Is a New Day"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released

Other charted songs (US)

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
1988 "If We Hold on Together" [H] 23 The Land Before Time
1989 "Love Hangover '89" 3 Non-album release
"Paradise" (Shep Pettibone's Club Mix) [I] 11 Non-album release
1991 "No Matter What You Do" (with Al B. Sure!) [H] 4 Private Times...and the Whole 9!
1996 "I Will Survive" [J] 37 Take Me Higher
1999 "Sugarfree" [K] 121 Every Day Is a New Day
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released
  • H These singles were special releases that later were included in her discography.
  • I The single "Paradise" was originally released as the B-side of "This House". Due to the attention received by club-goers it was remixed by Shep Pettibone for its release. The original version was included on the album Workin' Overtime (1989).
  • J "I Will Survive" hadn't been officially released as a single in the US, when it charted at Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.
  • K "Sugarfree" was never released as a single. It gained some R&B airplay and peaked at #21 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.


International singles (not released in the US)

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
1988 "Love Hangover" (PWL '88 Remix) 75 Non-album release
"If We Hold on Together" The Land Before Time Soundtrack
1989 "Paradise" (Shep Pettibone's Club Mix) 61 Workin' Overtime
1990 "I'm Still Waiting" (Phil Chill 1990 Edited Remix) 15 21 Non-album release
1991 "Battlefield" The Force Behind the Power
1992 "The Force Behind the Power" 27
"One Shining Moment" 16 10
"If We Hold on Together" (re-release) 25 36 11
"Heart (Don't Change My Mind)" 31
1993 "That's Why I Call You My Friend" That's Why I Call You My Friend
"Chain Reaction '93" 26 20 Non-album release
"Your Love" 14 One Woman: The Ultimate Collection
1994 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" / "I'm Coming Out" (Remix) 36 Non-album release
1996 "I Will Survive" 14 Take Me Higher
"In the Ones You Love" 34 Voice of Love
1997 "Promise Me You'll Try" Gift of Love
1999 "Not Over You Yet" 74 9 Every Day Is a New Day
2001 "Goin' Back" 82 Love & Life
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released

2002–present[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
A/C

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
IRE
[11]
NL
[4]
UK
[5]
2005 "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (with Westlife) 2 45 2 Face to Face
2006 "I've Got a Crush on You" (with Rod Stewart) 19 The Great American Songbook
"What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" The Blue Album
2017 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough 2017" (Remix) 1 Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection / Supertonic: Mixes
2018 "I'm Coming Out / Upside Down 2018" (Remix) 1 Supertonic: Mixes
2019 "The Boss 2019" (Remix) 1
2020 "Love Hangover 2020" (Remix) 1
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released

Dance Club Play chart entries From the inception of the Billboard Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) until the week of February 16, 1991, several (or even all) songs on an EP or album could occupy the same position if more than one track from a release was receiving significant play in clubs. Beginning with the February 23, 1991 issue, the dance chart became "song specific", meaning only one song could occupy each position at a time. Therefore;

  • "Your Love Is So Good for Me" and "Top of the World" was a double A-side 12" single, so these two count as one No. 15 on this chart.
  • "Lovin', Livin' and Givin'" and "What You Gave Me" was a double A-side 12" single, so these two also count as one No. 35 on this chart.
  • "The Boss", "No One Gets the Prize" and "It's My House" all appear on Ross' The Boss album, so these three count as one No. 1 on the Club Play chart.
  • "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out" was a double A-side 12" single, so these two also count as one No. 1 on this chart.
  • "Mirror, Mirror" and "Work That Body" was a double A-side 12" single, so these two also count as one No. 14 on this chart.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Supertonic: Mixes" did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at #66 on the Current Album Sales chart.[10]
  2. ^ "Love Hangover" (1976) did not enter the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, which started as a national chart after "Love Hangover" was released, but peaked at #1 on the Record World Disco File Top 20 chart.[13]
  3. ^ "My Old Piano" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at #9 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[15]
  4. ^ "Take Me Higher" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at #14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. p. 258,259. ISBN 978-0-646-11917-5.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "CAN Charts > Diana Ross". RPM. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NL Charts > Diana Ross". Dutch Charts. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "UK Charts > Diana Ross". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "US Certifications > Diana Ross". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "CAN Certifications > Diana Ross". Music Canada. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  9. ^ a b "Goud/Platina – NVPI Audio" (To access, enter the search parameter "Diana Ross" and select "Search") (in Dutch). NVPI. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Diana Ross Current Album Sales Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "IRE Charts Search > Diana Ross". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "NZ Charts > Diana Ross". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Billboard Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003. Record Research. ISBN 0-89820-156-X.
  14. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Diana Ross – Upside Down". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Bubbling Under Hot 100". Top40Weekly. 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  16. ^ "2 All Time Great Classic Albums". 1986. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  17. ^ "Diana Ross Project". Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-03-21.

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