The 75th birthday celebrations of Diana Ross continue apace with the news that she has achieved her fourth consecutive No. 1 remix on on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. ‘The Boss 2019’ hits the top during the 40th anniversary of its original reign on that same chart.
The remix has taken just seven weeks to top the countdown, and adds to her historic achievement with the previous remix, ‘I’m Coming Out’/‘Upside Down 2018.’ That reached the top of the Dance Club Songs chart in only eight weeks.
The original versions of the songs hit the top of the same chart during the same week in 1980, and ‘Upside Down’ was also a No. 1 pop and R&B hit that year.
That made Ross the first artist ever to have back-to-back dance chart-toppers with tracks that also reached No. 1 on their first release. In January 2018, she had reached the summit with the ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ remix.The original mix of ‘Ain’t No Mountain’ was a pop and R&B No. 1 in 1970. The new success of ‘The Boss 2019’ takes the Motown legend’s tally of dance No. 1s to seven.
After her 75th birthday festivities on 26 March, including multiple parties and a sellout performance at the Hollywood Palladium, Ross continues the Diamond Diana 2019 Celebration with a return six-night residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas between 5 and 15 June. She played a previous residency at the Wynn in February.
26 March was also declared Diana Ross Day in Los Angeles, and after her birthday events, Ms. Ross tweeted: “I want to THANK everyone for the celebration I had, it was amazing and is still in my heart. GRATEFUL.”
The superstar will perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York on 22 June with other events booked in June and July, including a Red Rocks Amphitheatre show in Colorado on 22 July.
Listen to the Higher Ground: Happy Birthday Diana Ross Mix exclusively on Apple Music.