AMAs 2017: Diana Ross To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award & Perform

Published: Wednesday 18th Oct 2017 by Sam

Diana Ross has a talent and legacy that are legendary.

This year’s American Music Awards will salute her accordingly with the Lifetime Achievement honor.

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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.”

Congrats are most certainly in order.

The 2017 AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in LA  on Sunday, November 19th at 8pm. E.T. on ABC. Click here for the click here for the full nominations list.

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  1. Jason Lyric October 18, 2017

    So deserving!! She is a true BOSS!! So interesting the fact that the artists of my youth (I’m an 80’s kid) have gone on to glory (Mike, Whit, Prince, Luther,….) and yet the stars of my mom’s generation like Diana Ross are still here and standing. I saw her in concert this summer for the first time and she was amazing. Sounded great and still had that stage presence that stands out!! Congrats Miss Ross!!!

    • China October 18, 2017

      DIANA ROSS is the ORIGINAL DIVA. This tribute better bring BEYONCE MARIAH TONI BRAXTON, all the girls look to Diana. She is truly the personification of diva and legend.

      • Fancy BISH October 18, 2017

        Exactly, I better not see Justinesha Bieber up there singing squeaky and flat lol

  2. Achooo! October 18, 2017

    I know Diana Ross is very popular but I don’t see it. She always looked old even when she was 20 she always look 40 or older. Her voice is thin with limited range. I know she is legendary maybe it’s because I’m a millennium. Idk

    • Jasmine October 18, 2017

      You sound dumb as a f u c k. I’m a “millennium” too so saying that means nothing! Most of today’s singers age like sour milk and have “thin voices with limited range” so save your subliminal hate for Ms. Ross. I would respect you better if you just plainly said “I don’t like Diana Ross” but instead you say a bunch of BLAH because you are too afraid to express your opinions. #Lame #Weak #Hater

      • june nelson October 18, 2017

        Thank you Jasmine for stating facts and calling out this hater…the nerve of some people

      • Yes October 18, 2017

        Read his ass Jasmine!

    • X October 18, 2017

      It’s millennial you dumbass. Reading more would help your knowledge, vocabulary and spelling. She is a legend. No stfu

    • Fancy BISH October 18, 2017

      Jasmine read you like the New Testament hunnie lol 😂

  3. Jasmine October 18, 2017

    This wont save their ratings.

  4. Mariah Carey October 18, 2017

    We love Miss Ross! 😘
    *sung in acapella* “If there’s a cure for this, I don’t want it, don’t want it…”

    • Fancy BISH October 18, 2017

      lol yaaas

  5. Bam October 18, 2017

    That’s really cool, glad to see actual legends honored.

  6. Gee October 18, 2017

    The original diva and this honor is definitely deserved.

  7. G7Pat October 18, 2017

    How is this generation always calling legends out for vocals when everybody is mumbling n monotone… but congrats Pioneering legend….she was the first black crossover pop mega star female honestly

    • Fancy BISH October 18, 2017

      This!

  8. Boytoy1814 October 18, 2017

    Well deserved!! Ms. Ross is the BOSS!!

  9. Team Janet October 18, 2017

    I’m so excited! I hope she brings the legends out in her honor. I’m thinking Janet (if she wants to play) and Mariah would be great presenters…. Toni Braxton and Beyonce would be on my list as well. She deserves nothing but Royalty. Ms Ross is the BOSS!

  10. DanYiel Iman October 19, 2017

    How amazing she deserves it I suppose…

  11. Sean October 19, 2017

    Miss Ross put the D in D-I-V-A. Truly a living legend and well deserved. I’d love to see a Grammy tribute as well similar to the Aretha one a few years ago. Diana is and will always be The Boss

  12. Casual October 19, 2017

    So well deserved. Love her! To my mother’s generation, she was simply Diana — in the same way that Beyonce, Rihanna, and Mariah don’t need surnames.

  13. JOHNVIDAL October 19, 2017

    Wow truly unexpected. It´s time these nowadays terrible shows (due to equally terrible quality of music and most artists) gave us something unexpected. Deserved obviously.

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