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Music icon Diana Ross celebrated her upcoming 75th birthday by gracing the stage at the 2019 Grammys for a diva-sized performance of “The Best Years of My Life” and “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand).”

She was first welcomed to the stage by 9-year-old grandson Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, who said his “grandmommy” has “shown the world that nothing is beyond her reach.”

Ross then made her entrance in a flowing crimson gown, going on to explain her passion for music. “When I was a little girl, I felt the joy of singing. It made me happy and made my parents happy,” she told the audience before singing “The Best Years of My Life.”

The diva then transitioned to her debut solo single, “Reach Out And Touch.” As she walked through the crowd, she encouraged audience members to sing along into her mic, with Jaden Smith obliging for a line.

As the performance ended, she left viewers with an inspirational message: “Learn, dream, unlock new doors. All is possible.”

Check out a clip of Ross's performance above.

2019 Grammy Awards

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