Diana Ross has announced that she recorded an album titled Thank You in quarantine and it will be the first new Ross album released in 15 years. Ross co-wrote each track making this the first album with original material since 1999, reports Vulture.
The new album was made in collaboration with Jack Antanoff, known for his work as the lead drummer and guitarist for Fun and for working with Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Lorde. Other collaborators include Tayla Parx who has worked with Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, Jimmy Napes who worked with Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys and Sam Smith, and also Spike Stent who is notable for his work with Björk and Madonna.
According to The Guardian, Ross recorded the album in her studio at home and has released a statement about the album saying, “I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time”.
The album is an homage to her fans and supporters. Ross says, “I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”
“With its songs of happiness, appreciation, and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together,” says Ross.
Diana Ross has had a wildly successful career having sold over 100 million records both as a solo artist and as part of The Supremes. In 1993 she was inducted into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female musician of all time, reports The Guardian.
The disco-inspired title track was released on June 17, 2021. With Decca Records signing Ross, the album is set to be dropped later this year.