The 73-year-old music superstar is being honored with a lifetime achievement award during this years American Music Awards. Accompanied by her loved ones during her momentous night Diana Ross incredible career spans six decades. This years host of the AMA’s, Ross’s daughter, black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross will be front and center with her mother’s special moment, honoring her five decades in the industry. “She’s a bit of an international treasure in my opinion,” Tracee told People magazine.
The legendary singer, who will be performing as well as receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, first attended the American Music Awards in 1974.
The singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown’s most successful act, and is to this day the one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.
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Longtime friends Smokey Robinson as well as Motown founder and ex Berry Gordy were there to support Ms. Ross’ huge night. Diana Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award-nominated performance for her performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972). She also starred in two other films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), both with memorable commanding performances.
In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes, alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. She is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but later became the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named her the 50th most successful dance artist of all time.
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