46: Diana Ross – Powerful Women of 2013
Diana Ross is one of the most iconic performers of all-time. Rising to fame with the Supremes, Ross was bound for stardom the moment she stepped onstage.
After 11 years of working in a group, she went solo and released her self-titled debut album in 1970, which spawned hits including 'Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.' The latter single was then nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Over the course of her 54-year career, which is still going, the 68-year-old songstress has released 24 studio albums and 90 singles -- 27 of them breaking the Billboard Top 40. 'The Guinness Book of World Records' named Ross the most successful female musical artist in history after getting her 18th No. 1 single in America in 1993. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. Despite being nominated multiple times for a Grammy, Ross never won one for a song or album, but instead received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2012.
Ross has also forged a successful film career and won a Golden Globe in 1973, for playing Billie Holiday in 'Lady Sings the Blues.' There have been a number of fictional works that have been based on Ross and the Supremes including 'Dreamgirls' and 'Sparkle.'
She showed fans that she's still got it with a one-night-only performance at the Hollywood Bowl. The last time she performed at this venue was in July 2008.