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Diana Ross Announces 1st Album in 15 years

Friday, June 18th, 2021 7:42am

By Jude Chukwuemeka

The album "offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love"...

According to the BBC, Soul Music icon, Diana Ross did announce details of her first album in 15 years. The album is titled "Thank You".

This album is the follow-up to the singer's 2006 album "I Love You".

"This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love," said the former Supremes singer in a statement. "I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time".

The title track, released at midnight on Thursday, is a shimmering gospel-pop song that recalls the star's Motown years - with a noticeable hat tip to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "You're All I Need To Get By".

Listen to it:

Those who've listened to said in a press release that the album "offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness" and that "with its songs of happiness, appreciation, and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together".

Ross co-wrote all of the 13 tracks, working with a variety of contemporary pop producers - including Jack Antonoff, who has become a key collaborator for female artists like Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, St Vincent and Lorde.

Due for release in September, it will be Ross' 25th solo studio album - and her 43rd overall.

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