Although she’s been nominated a grand total of 12 times, legendary singer Diana Ross has yet to win a Grammy in her 50 plus year career. Nevertheless the Recording Academy will honor her with a lifetime achievement award this weekend on February 12 for her contribution to music. Ross will be the recipient of the Grammy Award’s Lifetime Achievement Award as part of The Supremes and as a solo artist.
Ross, 67, has been nominated for a Grammy 12 times but has never received one — not even after scoring 12 No. 1 singles as the lead singer of the The Supremes, including six consecutively, starting with Where Did Our Love Go? The group originally included Barbara Martin, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Ross as The Primettes. After Martin left, the trio was later renamed The Supremes and subsequently Diana Ross and The Supremes. Cindy Birdsong was added after Ballard’s dismissal in the late ‘60s.
The Motown legend left the group in 1971 to embark on a solo career and will be honored for her work with The Supremes and on her own.