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Diana Ross To Celebrate 75th Birthday With Performance At Grammy Awards

The Grammys said the performance would “honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments.”

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Diana Ross will celebrate her 75th birthday with a special performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The show will air live February 10th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

In a statement, the Grammys said the performance would “honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments.” While Ross has been nominated for 12 Grammys over the course of her career, she has never won an award. In 2012, however, she received the Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ross will take the Grammy’s stage just days after kicking off her new Las Vegas residency, “Diamond Diana,” at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas. The show is set to run from 6 February through to 23 February.

Along with Ross, the 2019 Grammy Awards will feature performances from an array of artists including Album of the Year nominees H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgrave, Janelle Monáe and Cardi B. Other performers include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Dan and Shay. Alicia Keys, meanwhile, is set to host the show.

As uDiscover Music previously reported, the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  This year’s award ceremony moves back to LA after the 2018 event took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Saturday, 9 February, will celebrate all the award show’s nominees with the Grammy Nominees Reception. That evening will also include the highly anticipated annual Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala.

In other Grammy news, the Recording Academy recently announced the latest inductions to its distinguished Grammy Hall Of Fame. Spanning a diverse set of eras and genres, these qualified recordings “exhibit qualitative or historical significance”.

The 2019 Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Aerosmith’s ‘Walk This Way’ to Miles Davis’ ‘Round About Midnight’. Vetted by a special committee, the distinguished list also features Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book, Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’, Nina Simone’s ‘To Be Young, Gifted And Black”, Tom Petty’s ‘Full Moon Fever’, the Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Domino’s ‘I’m Walkin’ and Link Wray’s ‘Rumble’, among others.

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