Beyonce Pays Tribute To Donna Summer: “She Was An Honest And Gifted Singer”

Becky Bain | May 18, 2012 12:41 pm

The passing of disco legend Donna Summer, who died yesterday (May 17) at the age of 63, has inspired many musicians, singers and artists to pay tribute to the iconic singer. Beyonce wrote a brief but touching blog post about the disco diva on her official site, paying respect to woman who helped pave the way for other female artists (including Beyonce) to rule the charts and the dancefloor. Read Bey’s full statement below.

Donna Summer made music that moved me both emotionally and physically to get up and dance. You could always hear the deep passion in her voice. She was so much more than the queen of disco she became known for, she was an honest and gifted singer with flawless vocal talent. I’ve always been a huge fan and was honored to sample one of her songs. She touched many generations and will be so sadly missed.

My love goes out to her family during this difficult time.

Love, B

The song Beyonce refers to is her 2004 single “Naughty Girl”, off her debut album Dangerously In Love. The song samples Summer’s 1975 hit, “Love To Love You Baby”.