Ross was introduced by her 9-year-old grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick.
Before launching into her hit 1970 single "Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)", Ross told everyone she was celebrating her 75th birthday. The suited and booted child said, "Did she say "little guy"?"
"Thank you for being here to celebrate my 75th birthday", she said to large applause. As she then walked through the crowd, she asked audience members to sing into her mic, with Will Smith's son Jaden Smith among those who obliged.
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"Together we have no limits".
The star, as so many people know, came of age in Detroit, Michigan, began singing with friends as a teen, and eventually led the 1960s trio the Supremes, who had such hits as "Come See About Me" and "You Can't Hurry Love".
She also wished herself a happy birthday as she ended the performance.
This isn't the first time that Ross has earned special recognition from the Recording Academy: In 2012, the singer was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Her onstage vibrancy will likely be matched by new and spectacular wardrobe changes-showcasing the signature style Ross has always rocked during her performances.