Summer has had her last dance
Donna Summer burst onto the disco scene in the 1970s with a bang — her four #1 singles all reached the top chart spot within 13 months of each other. But far more than just a 1970s disco sensation, she had a long, productive, and popular career beyond the death of disco. In fact, although she never had another #1 Hot 100 single after “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” in 1979, she managed to tally an astonishing 16 #1 singles on the US Dance chart — the last coming in 2010.
In addition to her chart success, Summer picked up twelve Grammy nominations with five wins to show for it, along with two Golden Globe nominations with one win. Three of her albums went Platinum in the US, and 11 went Gold, along with 12 Gold singles.
Donna Summer passed away after a long battle with cancer on May 17, 2012. She was 63.
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