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Summer in 1977
|Birth name||LaDonna Adrian Gaines|
|Born||December 31, 1948
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||May 17, 2012
Englewood, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, Disco, dance, rock, R&B|
|Labels||Oasis, Casablanca (1975–80), Geffen (1980–88), Atlantic (1988–91), Mercury (1994–96), Warner-Elektra-Atlantic (1980–91), Epic (1999–2001), Burgundy (2006–12)|
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012, known by her stage name Donna Summer) was an American singer-songwriter. She was an African American Christian who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She became famous during the disco era in the 1970s and became a pop icon. She died of lung cancer in Englewood, Florida. In 1982 she released a single with Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and Stevie Wonder called "State of Independence".