Diana Ross recently met with producer Mark Ronson to discuss her next album, the legendary singer told the sold-out crowd at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts during the Q&A portion of her TD Toronto Jazz Festival concert.
The 75-year-old, who over five decades has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, enjoyed 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits -- six solo, 12 as part of The Supremes -- 14 top 10 albums and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, mused how music is now streamed, but in her lifetime she has seen 33 1/3s, singles, 45s, 8-tracks and cassettes.
"I'm getting ready to go in the studio and do another album and I want to do songs from where I am at — is that the right English? — at this point in time in my life because I feel so incredibly grateful and appreciative of you," she said, pointing at the audience who erupted in cheers. "I don't want to sing the blues. I want to sing songs that really speak to you and where I'm at at this time in my life, and optimism, and positive.