Michigan native and Motown legend Diana Ross will be honored at the 2017 American Music Awards with the 'American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement' in recognition of her remarkable 45-year career.

Ross' career began in the 1960s as lead singer of the Supremes, which became Motown's most successful act, and one of the best selling girl groups of all time. She enjoyed an illustrious career as a solo artist after her departure from the Supremes in 1970, and is a Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated actress. Billboard Magazine crowned Ross with its prestigious 'Female Entertainer of the Century' Award in 1993.

Diana Ross is a seven-time AMA winner, has performed at the show numerous times, and served as host in 1986 and 1987.

"I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards," says Ms. Ross. "It started with Dick Clark and The Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand. It was Dick Clark who said, 'Music is the soundtrack of our lives.' So true. I am so excited to be receiving this honorable award."

The American Music Awards ceremony airs Sunday, November 19the at 8 pm on ABC.


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