GRAMMYs 2019: Diana Ross Delivers Legendary 'Diamond Diana' Birthday Performance

14 February, 2019, 00:46 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Considered one of the most important events in music history, the show had to be abandoned halfway through due to heavy rain, with Ross returning the next day to finish the show.

However, before Diana graced the stage, she was introduced by her nine-year-old grandson, Raif, who almost stole the show with his adorable tribute to his "grand-mommy". "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my grand mommy Diana Ross!".

The Supremes icon marked her 75th birthday next month with a special performance at the annual ceremony, with a fantastic rendition of "The Best Years of My Life" and 'Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)'.

"She has shown the world that nothing is beyond our reach", he said. She exclaimed, "Thank you for being here and celebrating my 75th birthday!" "There's only success ahead, and you can lead the way", Diana said on stage during her performance. She then took her place on a circular stage among the crowd and delivered a little inspirational speech, telling the audience in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, "Together we have no limits".


Her onstage vibrancy will likely be matched by new and spectacular wardrobe changes-showcasing the signature style Ross has always rocked during her performances.

She talked to the crowd throughout the performance and ended it by twice declaring, "Happy birthday to me!"

The Academy previously honored "Diamond Diana" with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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