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

Joann Johnston
February 11, 2019

Dressed in a flowing red gown, Ross was surrounded on stage by members of her family, including daughter Tracee Ellis Ross.

The movie is a part of Ross' year-long Diamond Diana celebrations to mark her 75th birthday.

In the video, Ross and Jaden sang her 1970 song "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" briefly as the crowd looked on.

Ross, who performed some of her set while walking through the audience, was introduced onstage by her 9-year-old grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, son of her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick.

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"Did she say little guy?" the little boy said about host Alicia Keys, who had announced him.

People on Twitter nearly immediately pointed out that at the end of her performance, she said, "Happy birthday to me!". 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. And you can lead the way", the elated music legend addressed the audience during the show. But her Grammys experience began years earlier with two nominations as one third of The Supremes, in 1964 and 1965 for "Baby Love" and "Stop in the Name of Love", respectively. "Happy Birthday to Me!" she exclaimed after concluding the performance.

It's even more baffling when you consider Ross' prestigious past.

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