Diana Ross sets a date in Sugar Land

By: Andrew Dansby,

Diana Ross will steer her "In the Name of Love Tour" to the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land on July 2.

The legendary singer received the Medal of Freedom last year for her distinguished career, which dates back to 1959 when music producer and executive Berry Gordy heard Ross singing with a group called the Primettes. A new group, the Supremes, was built around Ross. The Supremes began releasing singles in 1961 and scratched into the furthest reaches of the Billboard 100 the following year. Then 1964 happened. The Supremes knocked out five No. 1 pop singles that extended into 1965: "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and 
"Back in My Arms Again."


Whether billed as the Supremes or Diana Ross and the Supremes, Ross was involved in 33 Top 40 pop singles between 1963 and 1976. Between 1970 and 1985 she charted another 27 times, either as a solo artist or doing duets with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie or Julio Iglesias.

Which is to say she has a deep well from which to draw for the live show.

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