Diana Ross is making a comeback, aged 77, with her first album of new music in 15 years.
The singer will release the title track of Thank You as a single on Thursday and the album will be available in the autumn.
Ms Ross recorded Thank You in her home studio during lockdown and said the 13 songs conveyed a message of “happiness, appreciation and joy”.
“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time,” she said.
“I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice, you hear my heart.”
Ms Ross’ last studio album was I Love You, released in 2006.
My new single is coming June 17.
The title is, “Thank You.“
To You, For You, From Me#thankyou pic.twitter.com/t927wM48qh
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) June 14, 2021
The former Supremes singer enlisted high-profile songwriters for the project, who are best known for working with young stars. They include Jack Antonoff, who has worked with Lorde and Lana Del Rey; Sam Smith collaborator Jimmy Napes; and Prince Charlez, who co-writes songs for Rihanna.
Thank You will be Ross’s first album on Decca Records, the British label established in 1929 and home to Dame Shirley Bassey and Andrea Bocelli.
Decca released the album I Owe It All To You from Dame Shirley last year, her first in five years, when she was 83.
Ms Ross gave a special performance at the Grammy Awards in 2019 to mark her 75th birthday. Seven years earlier, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
February saw the death of a fellow member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson. Ms Ross said then: “I am reminded that each day is a gift. I have so many wonderful memories of our time together. The Supremes will live on in our hearts.”