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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®

January 31, 2019

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.

ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum ®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares ®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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CONTACT: Lourdes Lopez

Recording Academy

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lourdes.lopez@recordingacademy.comMichael Samonte

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CBS Television

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tiffany.smith@cbs.comKate Fisher

CBS Television

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC CELEBRITY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS/CONCERTS

SOURCE: Recording Academy

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