THE RECORDING ACADEMY™ HONORS DIANA ROSS AND HER LANDMARK CAREER AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUSIC WITH A SPECIAL 75TH DIAMOND DIANA BIRTHDAY PERFORMANCE ON THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 31, 2019) — The Recording Academy™ has announced a very special performance by Diana Ross during this year’s 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. In what is sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY® moment, the Recording Academy will honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments. Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
One of the most influential artists and greatest entertainers of all time, Ms. Ross has without a doubt made a profound impact in the world of music. Considered a trailblazer in entertainment, she was the leader of the most successful female group of all time and launched a timeless global solo career resulting in milestone chart successes and accolades, film soundtracks, and live concert box office records around the world. Her magical journey, to date, includes charting an astounding 42 No.1 songs, 91 singles, and 59 albums, and she has amassed more than 100 million sales and streams with her historic recordings. In 2012, Ms. Ross was recognized by the Recording Academy as the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Chantel Sausedo is the producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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