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Donna Summer

Donna Summer
Summer at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009.
Photo: Harry Wad
Personal information
Birth nameLaDonna Adrian Gaines
Also known asDonna Gaines
BornDecember 31, 1948(age 68) Boston, Massachusetts, USA
OriginDorchester, Massachusetts, USA
GenresDance-pop, disco, pop, rock, New Wave
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1968 present
LabelsOasis, Casablanca, Geffen, Atlantic, Mercury, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, Epic, Burgundy
Associated actsGiorgio Moroder, Brooklyn Dreams

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LaDonna Adrian Gaines (born December 31, 1948), known by her stage name, Donna Summer, is an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. She has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Summer is a five-time Grammy winner and was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart. She also charted four number-one singles in the US within a thirteen-month period.

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