The iconic diva went big in a full-skirted scarlet gown for her 75th birthday performance
Ain’t no (fashion) mountain high enough for this iconic pop star! The legendary Diana Ross swept onstage at the 2019 Grammy Awards in a voluminous scarlet gown befitting her diva status. The dress featured a satin bodice, sheer tulle sleeves and matching drop earrings, plus her timeless signature curls and red lipstick.
Her performance was in honor of her milestone birthday – she turns 75 years old next month – as well as to highlight all her accomplishments in her trailblazing career as a musician throughout the years not only as a solo performer but also as part of the most successful female group of all time, The Supremes. To make it even more memorable, she was introduced by her nine-year-old grandson Raif-Henok, the son of her daughter Rhonda Ross.
Ross’ Grammys performance is her second major milestone performance for the music awards show; in 2012, Ross received the Lifetime Achievement Award – which came after 12 priornominations.
In the days leading up to the performance, Ross got buzz going by posting a throwback shot with the caption, “A Diamond Diana birthday celebration on the Grammys, Feb 10th. Sending Love and Appreciation to all @recordingacademy #DiamondDiana“.
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It’s yet another major moment for the star, who is currently being portrayed by singer Michelle Williams in the BET show American Soul which premiered on Feb. 5. The series will follow the rise and fall of television host and producer Don Cornelius. Williams will play a young Ross in the ’70s.
She also is hosting a “birthday celebration” in Las Vegas with a series of shows at the Wynn Las Vegas throughout February.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.