She was born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross in Detroit, Michigan. Her mother actually named her Diane but a clerical error added an (a) to her first name, on her birth certificate is Diana. Her immediate family still refers to her as Diane. Ross is one of the most successful female artists of her era both due to her solo work and her role and the lead singer of the Supremes.
Diana Ross was just honored at the Grammy’s with a Lifetime Achievement Award.