1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling more than 300,000 copies within its first 8 days of release.
By 1976, the Mahogany soundtrack included her third number-one hit, "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)".
She also starred in two other films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), later acting in the television films Out of Darkness (1994), for which she also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum (1999).
Ross and her family originally lived on Belmont Road in the North End section of Detroit, near Highland Park, Michigan, where she was neighbors with singer Smokey Robinson.
When Ross was seven, her mother contracted tuberculosis, causing her to become seriously ill.
Ross' success as lead singer of the Supremes helped to make it possible for future African-American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success.
The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop!
Ross's father moved his children to live with relatives in Bessemer, Alabama.