Diana Ross to celebrate 75th birthday with Grammy performance
Diana Ross will celebrate her 75th birthday with a special performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The 74-year-old legendary singer who earned the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 will be celebrating her musical legacy at this year’s event.
In a statement, the Grammys said the performance would “honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments.” While Ross has been nominated for 12 Grammys over the course of her career, she has never won an award. In 2012, however, she received the Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ross will take the Grammy’s stage just days after kicking off her new Las Vegas residency, “Diamond Diana,” at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas. The show is set to run February 6th through the 23rd.
The music icon joins an already packed list of performers for the 61st annual awards show, which will be hosted by Alicia Keys and will be broadcast on CBS on Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT from Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Ross, who has racked up more than 100 in sales and streams over the course of her career, received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
The Detroit-born Ross, who will turn 75 on March 26, has launched a “Diamond Diana Celebration” for 2019, including a planned nationwide showing of her 1983 concert film, “Diana Ross: Live in Central Park.” Screening dates have not been set.
Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944. She is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross became famous as the lead singer of a vocal group called The Supremes. The Supremes became Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s and are the best charting girl group in US history as well as one of the world’s best selling girl groups.
Ross has been married twice and has five children. In 1965, Ross became romantically involved with Motown CEO Berry Gordy and their relationship lasted several years, resulting in the birth of Ross’s eldest child, Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein in August 1971. In January 1971, two months into her pregnancy with Rhonda, Ross married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein who raised Rhonda as his own daughter, despite knowing her true paternity.
Ross has two daughters with Silberstein, Tracee Joy and Chudney Lane Silberstein, who were born in 1972 and 1975, respectively. Ross and Silberstein divorced in 1977,and Ross moved to New York City in the early 1980s, after living in Los Angeles since Motown relocated to the area in the early 1970s.