Diana Ross hailed ‘Queen of Grammys’ but grandson upstages 75th birthday show

One of the most legendary performers at the 61st Grammy Awards had to use all her musical powers to avoid being outshone by their nine-year-old grandson.

Diana Ross may have been hailed as the ‘Queen of the Grammys’ after her 75th birthday celebratory performance but it was her grandson Raif that ran her close, in the public’s eye.

Little Raif is the son of Diana’s daughter Rhonda Ross and almost stole the show when the big-haired youngster pulled off some dance moves as he headed up to introduce his grandma.



Raif is certainly not shy and after a joke with host Alicia Keys, in which he questioned the ‘little guy’ tag, as he clearly has a big future.

Then it was over to granny Ross, who sparkled in her 75th birthday performance, treating those at the Staples Center and viewers at home to a impressive medley of tunes, including ‘The Best Years of My Life’.

She almost brought the house down when, between songs, she exclaimed: “Happy Birthday to Me!”


Diana’s birthday is not until March but the Grammys organisers had invited her to perform as a celebration of her milestone birthday.

Speaking to the audience, Diana told them, “Together we have no limits. There’s only success ahead, and you can lead the way.

“Learn, dream, unlock new doors. All is possible with music and with you.”


It certainly went down well with those at home, who flooded Twitter with praise for the legendary singer.

One fan put Diana up where she belongs, tweeting: "What an American treasure Diana Ross is. How can you watch her sing and not be happier. # GRAMMYs"


While another was full of praise for how well she has aged, writing: "I wanna be half as cool as her when I am 75 years old- thanks # DianaRoss"

A third fan shouted on Twitter: "DIANA ROSS YES QUEEN GRAMMYs"

Another summed up what Diana had done for the music industry, tweeting: "The Queen!!! Diana Ross, broke so many barriers #GRAMMYs"

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