Diana Ross To Be Honoured At Grammy Awards
Diana Ross will be granted a special performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards to mark her 75th birthday and her enormous contributions to music.
The Recording Academy, which hands out the Grammys, has announced that The Supremes’ leading light will sing at the award ceremony in the Diamond Diana performance.
To date, Diana Ross has managed an astounding 42 number one songs, 91 singles, and 59 albums in her career. In 1988, she 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.
Diana Ross is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but she was handed a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2012 for her lengthy career, which began when she joined The Primettes aged just 15 years old.
In December 2016, Billboard magazine named Diana Ross the 50th most successful dance artist of all time. In Billboard magazine’s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists chart, she ranked 16th as the lead singer of the Supremes and 26th as a solo artist. In December 2018, she consolidated her status as a dance diva by ranking #3 in the Billboard Dance Club Songs Artists year-end chart.
Now 74, she will be given the stage ahead of her 75th birthday at the upcoming awards ceremony in February.
The Recording Academy will seek to honor the work of Diana Ross on the night of the 61st Awards in Los Angeles.
Source: Press Association 2019