Diana Ross To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award & Perform At The 2017 AMAs
Congrats are most certainly in order for Diana Ross as this year’s American Music Awards will salute her accordingly with the Lifetime Achievement honor.
The award recognizes artists who have made outstanding contributions to the music industry and popular culture at large.
So it goes without saying that Ross is wholly fitting. From her humble beginnings, to sparkling success as part of The Supremes, to her iconic solo career. She’s done it all.
Ross, who will also be performing at the November 19th ceremony, has a long-running relationship with the AMAs. She hosted the show in 1986 and 1987, and presented the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence to Taylor Swift in 2014. To date, she has seven AMAs to her name.
Speaking on the honor, Miss Ross said in a statement:
“I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards. It started with Dick Clark and the Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand. It was Dick Clark who said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives.’ So true. I am so excited to be receiving this honorable award.”
The 2017 AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in LA on Sunday, November 19th at 8pm. E.T. on ABC.