Diana Ross is set to receive the American Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor for her incredible career.
“I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards,” Ross stated in a press release. “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 prestigious award is only given to artists who “have made truly exceptional contributions to the music industry.” And this is all true for the Motown queen who is a musical legend. Diana was the lead singer of The Supremes who have several timeless hits under their belt including “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Stop in the Name of Love” and “Where Did Our Love Go.” Then the singer ventured off into a solo career and had popular songs like, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out.”
Diana has been in the game since 1959 and the seven-time AMA winner received tons of awards. She was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with her fellow Supremes Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson. In addition, she received a Golden Globe for her performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues.
Diana Ross couldn’t be more deserving of this award, and will join the likes of Whitney Houston, Sting, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, who were all previous recipients of the award which was formerly known as the Merit Award.