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Morreu a «Rainha da Disco», Donna Summer

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Really very very sad, Donna Summer has passed away:eek:hno:

Morreu a «Rainha da Disco», Donna Summer

Cantora norte-americana, vencedora de cinco Grammys, faleceu esta manhã, aos 63 anos, vítima de cancro

Donna Summer morreu esta manhã, na Flórida, aos 63 anos, noticia o Segundo o site de celebridades, a cantora norte-americana lutava contra um cancro pulmonar.

Em comunicado, a família da artista disse estar «em paz, celebrando a extraordinária vida e o legado» de Donna Summer.

Nascida LaDonna Adrian Gaines, a 31 de dezembro de 1948, a cantora ganhou destaque na década de 1970 e ficou mesmo conhecida como a «Rainha da Disco». Donna Summer deu voz a grandes êxitos da música disco dos anos '70, como «Love To Love You Baby», «I Feel Love», «Hot Stuff», «Bad Girls» e «Last Dance».

Na década seguinte, o sucesso de Donna continuou ao som dos singles «This Time I Know It's For Real» e «She Works Hard For The Money».

Ao todo, foram 17 os álbuns de estúdio editados pela cantora desde 1974. O último disco de originais, «Crayons», foi lançado em 2008, quebrando um interregno de 14 anos.

«To Paris With Love» foi o último lançamento oficial de Donna Summer. O single de 2010 alcançou a primeira posição do Top Billboard Dance.

Entre os vários prémios recebidos ao longo da carreira, o destaque vai para os cinco Grammys e os seis American Music Awards (AMA). Donna Summer foi também a primeira artista com três álbuns duplos consecutivos no primeiro lugar do top de vendas nos EUA.

Segundo o site TMZ, Summer estaria a preparar um novo regresso aos discos enquanto tentava esconder a verdadeira condição do seu estado de saúde.

A cantora casou pela primeira vez com o ator austríaco Helmuth Sommer, em 1973, com quem teve a sua primeira filha antes do divórcio em 1975. Donna Summer voltou a casar em 1980, com Bruce Sudano, vocalista dos Brooklyn Dreams. O casal, que permaneceu junto até hoje, teve duas filhas e quatro netos.

Disco queen Donna Summer dead at 63

Published May 17, 2012

Legendary singer Donna Summer, whose powerful voice and string of hit songs like "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff" provided the soundtrack for the disco era, died Thursday, her family confirmed. She was 63.

"Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," family of the singer said in a statement.

"While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."

Often called the Queen of Disco, Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on Dec. 31, 1948, in Boston. She began singing early in the church choir and by her teens had formed several musical groups.

Disco became as much defined by her sultry, sexual vocals -- her bedroom moans and sighs -- as the relentless, pulsing rhythms of the music itself.

Her first album, "Lady of the Night," arrived in 1974 in Europe, and 1975's "Love to Love You Baby" brought her worldwide fame.

In the 1978 disco film "Thank God it's Friday," her song "Last Dance" won Summer her first Grammy.

Unlike some other stars of disco who faded as the music became less popular, Summer was able to grow beyond it and later segued to a pop-rock sound. She had one of her biggest hits in the 1980s with "She Works Hard For The Money," which became another anthem, this time for women's rights

In the mid-1980s, Summer encountered controversy when she was accused of making anti-gay comments related to AIDS. She claimed she had been misquoted but not before thousands of her records were returned and dance clubs boycotted her music.

She was never comfortable with the "Disco Queen" label. Musically, she began to change in 1979 with "Hot Stuff," which had a tough, rock `n' roll beat. Her diverse sound helped her earn Grammy Awards in the dance, rock, R&B and inspirational categories.

She released her last album, "Crayons," in 2008. She also performed on "American Idol" that year with its top female contestants.

Dionne Warwick said in a statement that she was sad to lose a great performer and "dear friend."

"My heart goes out to her husband and her children," Warwick said. "Prayers will be said to keep them strong."
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Really a big loss for the music world!!!:eek:hno:
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Donna Summer, disco biggest star, dies at 63

Disco singer Donna Summer, famous for her hits I Feel Love and Love To Love You Baby, has died at the age of 63.

Donna Summer was one of disco’s biggest stars and won five Grammy Awards.

Her family said they were “at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy”.

Donna Summer’s collaborations with producer Giorgio Moroder helped define the genre, as well as having a huge influence on synth pop and dance music.

Disco singer Donna Summer famous for her hits I Feel Love and Love To Love You Baby has died at the age of 63

Stars including Madonna, Kylie Minogue and David Bowie were among the acts who acknowledged her influence.

Donna Summer had been living in Florida with her husband Bruce Sudano.

A statement from her family said: “Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith.

“While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”

Born LaDonna Andre Gaines, Donna Summer grew up in Boston and started singing in her church’s gospel choir.

She began her professional career on the stage and joined the cast of a German production of the musical Hair in the late 1960s, prompting her to move to the country.

Her first solo record came out in 1971 but it was her work with the Italian synthesizer pioneer Moroder that led to her breakthrough with Love to Love You Baby in 1975 – the first of 29 UK top 40 singles.

Her expressive vocal style, coupled with Moroder’s pulsating rhythms, made the song a big club and chart hit – as well as getting it banned by several radio stations.

Between 1978-80, Donna Summer’s career hit its commercial peak when she enjoyed a string of US hit singles including Last Dance, MacArthur Park, Bad Girls and Hot Stuff.
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Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dies

Celebrity News May 17, 2012 AT 1:45PM By Nicole Eggenberger

Donna Summer's fans will never forget her.

The Grammy-winning singer passed away at the age of 63, her family confirmed Thursday in a statement, and celebs flocked instantly to Twitter to share their condolences and memories.

Remembered as the "Queen of Disco," Summer helped influence the careers and sounds of stars like Madonna, Beyonce -- and the late Michael Jackson, whose sister, La Toya Jackson, tweeted, "My condolence to Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the Disco Queen!"

Smash star and American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee wrote, "RIP Donna Summer...hope you're dancing up there."

Actor and performer Neil Patrick Harris shared, "Donna Summer passed away today. Same day as Jim Henson, 22 years ago. In honor of both…" and included a link to a YouTube video of The Muppets singing Summer's "Hot Stuff."

"RIP Donna Summer! You were truly a game changer!" Mary J Blige wrote. Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted a similar message, writing, "RIP Donna Summer. Legend! Your music will live forever."

Comedian Sandra Bernhard wrote a serious message asking her fans to take "a moment please for the wonderful Donna Summer a beautiful person a great disco diva and revolutionary performer. it's just not right."

"Donna Summer??"

Kate Walsh: "I remember buying Donna Summer's "I remember yesterday" when I was 10, being obsessed w/"I feel love"

Keri Hilson: "I may be an 80's baby, but I loved the disco era. Donna Summer & Diana Ross were the inspiration for my 70's scene in Pretty Girl Rock vid!"

Ryan Seacrest: "I remember sitting in the front seat of my mom's toyota while she sang Donna Summer's "she works hard for the money" songs were just classic"

Russell Simmons: "RIP Donna Summer…"

Mario Lopez: "R.I.P Donna Summer...I remember roller skating to hits like "Last Dance" "Hot Stuff" & "Bad Girls." Synonymous with the 70's.."

William Shatner: "My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer. MBB"

Niecy Nash: "Whitney. Tina Marie. Vesta. Now Donna Summer. The choir in heaven has a new member. They will be singing up a beautiful storm"

Timbaland: "this cant be true. I cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. At a loss for words"

Summer is survived by daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, her grown daughters with husband Bruce Sudano, a fellow musician whom she married in 1980, and Mimi, her eldest daughter with first husband, actor Helmuth Sommer.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Summer's family said, "Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."
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Song: Hot stuff

some live performance from 1976 in a show called Soul Train

Her GREAT song "On the radio" (1979)

LIVE PERFOAMANCE from a concert back in Last Dance

I wasn´t even alive back then but I have really greatly enjoyed listening to her TERRIFIC MUSIC. She was a TRUE artist and diva - given that they hadn´t all the technical equipment that the so-called musicians these days have. Back then the music was PURE!!!
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So Nobody in here seems to know her? 168 views and not a single comment to her death!!:? That´s a pity, really.
Honestamente, acho que nunca ouvi falar desta senhora, mas certamente já devo ter escutado a sua música. DEP
Nunca? kid
Quem na minha geração não se fartou de escutar "Love to love you baby..."?

Lê bem o meu comment sff!!
E então? Já estás mais calmo?
Honestamente, acho que nunca ouvi falar desta senhora, mas certamente já devo ter escutado a sua música. DEP
Really? You have never heard of her. As I said before I didn´t grow up with her music neither but not knowing Donna Summer is trully a loss.

Today´s music is too much trash or comparatively "bad", back then music was pure & authentic.

One can still listen to her great songs - just like many sounds from the 1970s and 1980s...but I strongly doubt that anybody will give a **** for today´s "artists" in 30 or 40 years time.

Although I grew up with music in the 1990s/early 2000s, I have thrown most of my CDs into the dustbin and replaced it with music from that period. I wonder how I could have ever listened to that.

It must have been a joy for the people to have witnessed such great times in music back then...I wish I were young back then. The amount of good music from the 1970s/1980s is just overwhelming!!! Tons of great musicians to whom one can still enjoy listening.

Skytrax, even music from Angola was way better back then (60s/70s/80s) ..same goes for Nigeria, btw....than it is today. I don´t say that today´s music is not worth listening to but somehow the "soul" the music had back then lacks nowadays.
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DONNA SUMMER - I Feel Love (1977)

She works hard for the money (1983)

Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Original Disco Single)

TV Ad from the disco film "Thank God it's Friday (1978), starring Donna Summer as Nicole

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18 May 2012 Last updated at 08:59 GMT

President Obama leads Donna Summer tributes

Tributes have been left at Summer's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

President Obama has joined a host of showbusiness luminaries in paying tribute to Donna Summer, following the disco star's death at the age of 63.
"Her voice was unforgettable," said the US leader. "The music industry has lost a legend far too soon."

Singer Barbra Streisand, who duetted with Summer on the 1979 hit No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), said she was "shocked" to hear of her passing.
Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick and Sir Elton John have also paid homage.
Summer, whose hit records included I Feel Love, Love To Love You Baby and State of Independence, is understood to have been fighting lung cancer.
In a statement released on Thursday, her family said they were "at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy".

At the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, fans gathered to lay flowers in tribute to her life and career.
Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston in 1948, Summer began singing in church, before fronting a series of bands and appearing in stage musicals, at home and abroad.
"There was no question I would be a singer, I just always knew," she said in 1989.
"I had credit in my neighbourhood. People would lend me money and tell me to pay it back when I got famous."
Working as a session singer brought her into contact with producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, who established her as one of the biggest acts of the 1970s.
Moroder told BBC Radio 5 live she would be remembered "for her incredible voice and talent" and that her song I Feel Love "was really the start of electronic dance".
"I can't believe we've lost another wonderful singer," wrote Parton on her website, likening Summer's passing to the recent death of singer Whitney Houston.
"She was the disco queen, and will remain so. I knew her and found her to be one of the most likable and fun people ever."
On Twitter, R&B singer Mary J Blige said Summer was "truly a game changer". Producer Quincy Jones, meanwhile, said her voice "was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade".
Pop star Kylie Minogue saluted her as "one of my earliest musical inspirations", while Sir Elton John said "her records sound as good today as they ever did".

Producer and song writer Pete Waterman: ''She just wanted to sing''
"RIP Donna Summer, Queen of Disco!" tweeted chart-topping singer Rihanna, sentiments echoed by Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child.
"Icon! Legend! Her voice! Her spirit!" wrote Rowland. "Rest In peace, you truly inspired me."
In her own statement, Dionne Warwick said she was sad to lose a "dear friend". "My heart goes out to her husband and her children," she went on.
Summer had been living in Naples, Florida with her husband Bruce Sudano. She is survived by their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda and by Mimi, her daughter from her first marriage.
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