Diana Ross is doing double duty as a performer and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 American Music Awards

By Karen Mizoguchi
November 19, 2017 06:45 PM
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It’s a family affair for Diana Ross at the 2017 American Music Awards!

The legendary singer, who will be performing and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, brought her entire family for support in addition to longtime friends Smokey Robinson as well as Motown founder and ex Berry Gordy.

Ross, 73, was joined on the red carpet by daughters Tracee Ellis Ross, 45 — who is hosting this year’s show — Chudney, 42, and Rhonda Ross Kendrick, 46, as well as son Ross Naess, 30.

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Diana Ross
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Youngest son Evan Ross, 29, was accompanied by his wife Ashlee Simpson Ross along with their 2-year-old daughter Jagger Snow and her 8-year-old son Bronx Mowgli, whose father is Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz.

The black-ish actress, 45, can’t wait for her mother’s special moment, honoring her five decades in the industry.

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Tracee Ellis Ross
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“She’s a bit of an international treasure in my opinion,” Tracee told PEOPLE.

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“I’m excited that a younger generation gets to witness that, even just through the television screen,” she said. “Also, I think it’s a really extraordinary thing to honor somebody who’s had such an everlasting career, whose music has touched lives in such a poignant and special way. Music reaches into your heart, and my mom’s voice has been a part of people’s lives for a long time.”

The American Music Awards airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.