An American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of music.
Summer 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 she is most notable for her disco hits, Summer's repertoire has expanded to include contemporary R&B, Rock, Mainstream pop, and Gospel.
Summer 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.
She 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.
A resident of Germany she recorded ’Love to love you baby’and that was really the turning point for her.
On May 17, 2012, Summer died. The Associated Press reports that she died in the morning at her home in Key West, Florida at age 63 following a battle with cancer.
Donna Summer discography:
1974: Lady of the Night
1975: Love to Love You Baby
1976: A Love Trilogy
1976: Four Seasons of Love
1977: I Remember Yesterday
1977: Once Upon a Time
1979: Bad Girls
1980: The Wanderer
1981: I'm a Rainbow
1982: Donna Summer
1983: She Works Hard for the Money
1984: Cats Without Claws
1987: All Systems Go
1989: Another Place and Time
1991: Mistaken Identity
1994: Christmas Spirit
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