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Celebrating 6 decades of her career this year, just about as long as the Grammys themselves have been around is Diana Ross, hosting this year’s 61st annual Grammy Awards. In a statement from the Academny, she’s described as “One of the most influential artists and greatest entertainers of all time, Ms. Ross has without a doubt made a profound impact in the world of music. Considered a trailblazer in entertainment, she was the leader of the most successful female group of all time and launched a timeless global solo career resulting in milestone chart successes and accolades, film soundtracks, and live concert box office records around the world.
Her journey to date includes charting an astounding 42 No.1 songs, 91 singles, and 59 albums, and she has amassed more than 100 million sales and streams with her historic recordings.”
She may have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy in 2012, but that hardly meant her career was over. Just last year she scored another Number One on the Billboard Top Dance Chart with “I’m Coming Out/Upside Down 2018.”
Diana has been enjoying her life lately as she was seen grinning ear to ear watching her son Evan Ross follow in her footsteps performing with his wife Ashlee Simpson in West Hollywood earlier this month. As for number of marriages, he’s got one more to catch up with her. We kid. But she showed her support performing at their 2014 wedding. And what better way to save money on your nuptuals than having your famous mom perform? That is unless you have a problem with being upstaged by your own mother.
Over the holiday season she performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… sort of. She lip synched and without a mic, but when you’re Diana Ross, you write your own rules. The fans loved it all the same. “Diana Ross, not even bothering to lipsync. Like the legend she is,” one fan tweeted.
And if you want to catch her performing live, she’ll be performing for real this time at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time ever for the 50th anniversary of the festival. Her performance will be on May 4th.
As for the Grammy Awards this year, the ceremony will be broadcasted live on CBS February 10th at 8pm ET from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, just one month before her 75th birthday. Will you be tuning in?