Diana Ross gives supreme birthday performance at Grammys
Feb 14 2019
Ross was introduced by her 9-year-old grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick.
But her Grammys experience began years earlier with two nominations as one third of The Supremes, in 1964 and 1965 for "Baby Love" and "Stop in the Name of Love", respectively.
In what was perhaps one of the most inspirational and jovial performances of the night, Ross celebrated music and urged the crowd to hold their arms up in the air to help shift around the energy in the room for her.
The Motown legend and fashion trendsetter, who has received both the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, shared her 75th birthday diamond jubilee "Diamond Diana" celebration at the 61st Grammy Awards. The singer - who sang a medley of her hits in a tribute to herself, in honor of her upcoming 75th birthday - left her peers in awe. "She has shown the whole world that nothing is beyond our reach", he said, before adding: "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my grand mommy Diana Ross!". She then walked through the crowd singing "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)". There's only success ahead. "Learn, dream, unlock new doors". Her most famous child is Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, 46.
Diana concluded her performance by yelling, "Happy Birthday to Me!" But she is also mom to daughters Rhonda, Chudney, 43, and sons Evan, 30, and Ross, 31.