Billie Holiday

Singer Billie Holiday is recognized as one of the world's greatest jazz vocalists. She's known for classic recordings like "Strange Fruit," "Don't Explain," "God Bless the Child" and "Lady Sings the Blues," many of which have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. She was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1972, Diana Ross portrayed the legendary crooner in her biopic Lady Sings the Blues. Fifty years after her death, "Lady Day" is still a celebrated figure in the music realm, with a cross-cultural influence that reaches artists worldwide.

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