The wave of performers slated to hit the stage at the upcoming Grammy Awards just got a whole lot more iconic. The Recording Academy has announced that Diana Ross will perform at the 61st annual event for a very special performance commemorating her longstanding contributions, rich musical accomplishments and undying legacy as a performer.
“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,” a press release for the ’75th Diamond Diana Birthday Performance’ reads. “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.”
Ross has accumulated 42 No. 1 songs and has released 59 albums in her storied career. She was the recipient of the Recording Academy’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
We’re thrilled to announce a very special #GRAMMYs performance by @DianaRoss! We will be honoring her landmark career and contributions to music with a special 75th Diamond Diana birthday performance.https://t.co/G7P22j4TkG
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 31, 2019