US R&B Charts
From LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY to CRAYONS, Donna Summer's had a very successful career as an R&B artist too.
Donna Summer's number ones
on the US Dance Charts are like jewels in her crown - the crown of the genre's undisputed queen:
Here’s a complete list of black female
solo artists that have been certified platinum by the Recording
Industry Assn. of America, from the inception of platinum awards in
January, 1976 to December, 1985. In the first decade of certifications,
Donna Summer was the only black female solo artist to have platinum
awards for three different albums.
The Summer catalogue is filled
with strange cases of album tracks which seemed to be perfect
for a single release but were unreasonably ignored by the record companies.
Donna wasn't just the Queen of Disco: her recording career is filled with wonderfully rocking performances too.
Though Donna's recordings and vocal perfomances remain unmatchable, most of these covers are quite fun and enjoyable.
All the fans who've been lucky
enough to see Donna in concert know that FRIENDS UNKNOWN is an extra
special song, coming straight from her heart...