Diana Ross began her career in the 1960s as a member of the Supremes, the most successful female group ever at that time. She went solo in the 1970s and became one of the most successful female solo artists of all time. Diana Ross was the first female solo artist in the US to release six #1 pop singles. She is an accomplished actress receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her part in Lady Sings the Blues. She has won a Tony Award for her stage show An Evening With Diana Ross. Diana Ross earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.