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Motown legend Diana Ross to perform at Grammy Awards

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

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The Recording Academy's celebration of vintage Detroit music will continue at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Motown legend Diana Ross will be honored at the ceremony, taking place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS (WWJ, Channel 62 locally), to "celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical achievements" as well as the Detroit-born singer's upcoming 75th birthday on March 26. What Ross will perform has not been announced.

Ross has never won a Grammy, on her own or with the Supremes. The group was nominated for three Grammys during its career, while Ross has been nominated for nine -- the last for the Michael Jackson-produced "Muscles" in 1983. Ross did receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

The Ross announcement comes in the wake of two other recent all-star Grammy events celebrating Detroit music icons. A concert paying tribute to the late Aretha Franklin was filmed on Jan. 31 and will be broadcast March 10 on CBS. And on Feb. 12, two days after the Grammys, another concert saluting Motown Records on its 60th anniversary will be filmed for broadcast later this year.

Frankenmuth's Greta Van Fleet is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, alongside nominations for Eminem, Bettye LaVette, BeBe Winans and violinists Regina Carter and Jeremy Kittel.

More information on this year's Grammy Awards can be found at grammy.com.

Web Site: www.grammy.com

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