Diana Ross to Receive Lifetime Achiev...

Diana Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

There are 6 comments on the Essence Magazine story from Dec 21, 2011, titled Diana Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy. In it, Essence Magazine reports that:

VH1 honored contemporary divas Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott and others on Sunday at "Divas Celebrates Soul," but they owe their careers to the original diva, Miss Diana Ross... so it seemed fitting today when it was announced that Diana Ross will be the Recording Academy's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, among several ... (more)

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Larry NYC

Shokan, NY

#1 Dec 21, 2011
Finally....She desrved one 45 years ago!!!!!!
Rick

Hayward, CA

#2 Dec 22, 2011
How did the Grammys miss out on giving this woman an award...she is a very important part of Rock N Roll History and with her catalog of hits, this should have been given to her along time ago! Congrats Diana!
Bob

Lebanon, PA

#3 Dec 29, 2011
She is in a class by herself. I saw her recently in concert and she is still fantastic. Long overdue!
Wolfhound

Kingfield, ME

#4 Dec 29, 2011
Diana Ross did contribute to 'Rock N Roll', however her major contribution is to the Genre' of R&B and Soul music, more on the 'pop' side. With twelve number one records as a Supreme, and about four that I know of as a soloist, as well as a number of music scores and jazz numbers, Diana Ross has made her mark in the modern music industry.
Jim

Gallipolis, OH

#5 Jan 4, 2012
Finally. Without this woman and her ability to change as the years demanded, she would not have lasted and the likes of Madonna, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, etc. would not have been born. The Supremes received no Grammy's (much more than an oversight) and Diana has not recieved a Grammy (more than an oversight . . . this one ranks as a sin among sins in the world of music). Congrats, Diana. Wishing you all the best on your night of nights.
Tivoli Eclipse

Arlington, VA

#6 Jan 4, 2012
It is about time! What a monumental oversight! The incomparable Ms. Diana Ross is the Boss — period! Her iconography, and her status in the Ballroom (or the Big Room — where exit signs are clearly marked) does not require apologies, explanations, or justification. She is it. She ‘got’ legs — long legs!

That the music industry did not ‘grace’ her with Grammys was not about talent, or competition, genre, category, money, or pay-offs. It was un-pure politics!

Alas, Ms. Ross is too much of a lady to tell the Grammys where to shove that award! She was slighted, but that does not define who she is and what she’s done for the industry and her poly-psycho-macro-micro-sociol ogical impact on the 20th Century. Comparing ‘talent’ to The Boss is ridiculous. Not ridiculous in a dull sense, ridiculous like irrational, uninspired and frankly uninformed.

PS: When she’s gone — work will cease, hearts will stop and tears will tilt the earth — so savor the tribute (and there better be a tribute). You don’t reach out to Diana Ross — The Boss unless you plan on showing love — on a grand scale.

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