Donna Summer

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American Singer/Songwriter • December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012 • Disco

Fast Facts

  • Donna Summer is known as the “Queen of Disco”
  • She also wrote and performed R&B, Funk, Rock, and Gospel songs
  • Donna Summer grew up in Boston and sang in choir at church and in chorus and musicals during high school 
  • She moved to Germany to perform in the musical, Hair, and lived in Germany/Austria for almost 10 years
  • Her 1st American hit was called “Love to Love You Baby” and is 17 minutes long!
  • 42 of her songs made the Billboard Top 100 List
  • Donna Summer won 5 Grammy awards for her songs (and 11 more were nominated)
  • After she died, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • She married twice, and has 3 daughters (all are involved in music and/or acting)