The legendary Diana Ross will be honored at the 2017 American Music Awards with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced on October 18, 2017.
Diana Ross is a seven-time American Music Awards winner and has hosted the show in both 1986 and 1987 as well.
“I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards,” Ross said in a statement. “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.”
While talking to The Associated Press, the 73-year-old Diana Ross said:
“It took a lifetime to get here, I’m not going anywhere … It’s been a wonderful journey for me of joy and much appreciation.”
Musicians such as Sting, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Loretta Lynn, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Tammy Wynette have previously been honored.
The AMAs will air live on ABC from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19.