The singer - a proud mom and grandmother - was joined by her kids and grandchildren who were in the crowd to watch her "Diamond Diana" performance.
Diana also walked through the audience during her rendition of "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and, in an impromptu moment, sang along with Will Smith's son Jaden. After her family-friendly introduction, Ross took the stage wearing a flowing bright red chiffon.
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It's unclear how the legend will be celebrating her actual birthday on March 26, 2019, or what is on her wish list, but for now, Ross is celebrating with fans and reminding us that music is a gift and that talent is ageless.
"She is incredible and young people like me can look up to her for her independence, confidence and her willingness to be her unique self". "Learn, dream, unlock new doors".
To kick things off, Ross celebrated "The Best Years of My Life", prompting pretty much everyone in the theater to stand and celebrate with her. Diana ended her performance by saying, "Happy Birthday to me".
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.