Diana, who first rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, was introduced on the stage by her nine-year-old grandson Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick. "So, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my grand-mommy Diana Ross".
Diana Ross appeared on the 61st annual broadcast to perform two of her most poignant songs: "The Best Years of My Life" and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)".
In what was perhaps one of the most inspirational and jovial performances of the night, Ross celebrated music and urged the crowd to hold their arms up in the air to help shift around the energy in the room for her. She recently kicked off the celebrations with a special birthday performance at the Grammy Awards.
"She is unbelievable and young people like me can look up to her for her independence, confidence and her willingness to be her unique self". As she then walked through the crowd, she asked audience members to sing into her mic, with Will Smith's son Jaden Smith among those who obliged.
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Diana capped off her iconic performance with a message, telling the audience: "Together we have no limits. All is possible with music and with you". Diana ended her performance by saying, "Happy Birthday to me".
As hard as this may be to believe, Ross has only taken home one Grammy in her decades-long career - the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Diana Ross' grandson is a tough act to follow, even if the performer is Ross herself.