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Diana Ross invited her four grandchildren on stage to help her close an energetic performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday night prior to winning The Lifetime Achievement Award.

Music icon Diana Ross was both a performer and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

After a moving tribute from her son, Ross took to the stage, opening a five song set with her 1980 hit "I'm Coming Out."

With celebrities of all ages bopping and singing along, she belted out two more of her high energy hits, "Take Me Higher" and "Ease on Down the Road" before slowing to an emotional performance of "The Best Years of My Life."

Ross then invited her four grandchildren onstage to dance as she closed with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

Following the performance, Ross' daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick presented her with the award.

"This is all about love," Ross said tearfully as she accepted the award. "This is my family and I'm sending love out there to each and everyone one of you—our global family. I'm so humbled. I love you so very much and I think you know that. I really, really love you so very much and I will hold onto this beautiful honor. Thank you."

 

 

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