Diana Ross on the Red Carpet at theAmerican Music Awards 2017

Diana Ross and family on the red carpet at the American Music Awards 2017

The American Music Awards was a family affair for the great Diana Ross. black-ish star, Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the broadcast as her mother received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

A video montage took us through snippets of the incredible life and a career of Ms. Ross and grand lady herself followed with an incredible medley of some of her biggest hits.

While accepting the American Music Awards Life Time Achievement Award Diana invited her entire family on stage. Daughters Chudney 42, Rhonda Ross Kendrick 46, son Ross Naess 30, Tracee Ellis Ross 45, and Diana’s grandson Raif-Henok Emmauel Kendrick eight.

Smokey Robinson and Motown founder Berry Gordy joined in too. She looked fantastic and it was one of the major highlights of the show.

 Diana Ross, American Music Awards 2017, posted by Cedric Benn GCDC.

Pink and Kelly Clarkson opened the show with a powerhouse duet of R.E.M’S ‘Everybody Hurts’ and Pink kicked it up a notch by performing on the side of a building.

Christina Aguilera performed a Whitney Houston tribute, which was another buzz worthy moment. And it was a big night for Bruno Mars. He took home seven awards!

Here’s a list of the American Music Awards Winners:

American Music Awards for Lifetime Achievement
Diana Ross

Artist of the year
Bruno Mars

New artist of the year presented by T-mobile
Niall Horan

Collaboration of the year presented by Xfinity
“Despacito” Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber

Tour of the year
Coldplay

Video of the year
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

Favorite male artist — pop/rock
Bruno Mars

Favorite female artist — pop rock
Lady Gaga

Favorite duo or group — pop/rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite album — pop/rock
Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Favorite song — pop/rock
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”

Favorite male artist — country
Keith Urban

Favorite female artist — country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite duo or group — country
Little Big Town

Favorite album — country
Keith Urban “Ripcord”

Favorite song — country
Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Favorite artist — rap/hip-hop
Drake

Favorite album — rap/hip-hop
Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”

Favorite song — rap/hip-hop
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m The One”

Favorite male artist — soul/r&b
Bruno Mars

Favorite female artist — soul/r&b
Beyoncé

Favorite album — soul/r&b
Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Favorite song — soul/r&b

Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

Favorite artist — alternative rock
Linkin Park

Favorite artist — adult contemporary
Shawn Mendes

Favorite artist — Latin
Shakira

Favorite artist — contemporary inspirational
Lauren Daigle

Favorite artist — electronic dance music (EDM)
The Chainsmokers

Top soundtrack
“Moana”

Tanya Hart

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