Diana Ross Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At AMAs

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The singer appeared at the American Music Awards on Sunday night in one of her most outlandish outfits to date, ensuring that all eyes were on the 73-year-old diva.

"We wanted to pay tribute to Diana, but also play on our love of fashion", explained stylist Karla Welch who helped Tracee Ellis Ross pick out 12 eye-catching creations for her turn as AMA hostess last night. In Swift's acceptance speech, she spoke equally as highly of Ross, stating, "I am so blown away to have just received an award from Diana Ross.so honored". He later closed out the awards show by taking another moment to tell his grandmother that he was proud of her, and to let the crowd know that he loved them too.

Pink and Kelly Clarkson opened the ceremony with a cover of R.E.M.'s Everybody Hurts, before host and Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross said the nominations reflect a year of music in the US.

Diana Ross is a legend among legends!

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Diana also performed "The Best Years of My Life" before she welcomed her grandchildren on the stage to share the special moment with her, leading into another classic single, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

"She's a bit of an global treasure in my opinion", she said. Many of her looks included sequins, sparkle, and Studio 54-inspired flair that took a cue from her mother's signature style in the '70s.

Diana and her family on the AMAs red carpet. "We love you so much, so very much", she gushed while accepting the prestigious accolade with her family by her side.

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