Before the show went on a commercial break, a prerecorded video of Swift sporting her curly locks played on screen, honoring Ross on her great achievement.
"What do you get when you cross a chart-topping singer, trailblazing style icon, record-breaking pioneer, worldwide superstar, and an all-around boss?" son Evan said, introducing the singer. But she didn't grace the stage alone.
Tonight, Ross showed off all facets of her career in a comprehensive medley including hit songs "I'm Coming Out", "Take Me Higher", "Ease on Down the Road", "Best Years of My Life", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". The sight was so sweet. "This is all about love", she said. Her children, grandchildren, and closest loved ones accompanied her even then. Throughout the night, surprise clips aired showing other celebrities congratulating the legendary star on her award.
"People from the ages of 8 to 80 know every word of Diana Ross' songs", Michelle proclaimed. The former Commander-in-Chief awarded the singer with the Presidential Medal of Freedom a year ago.More news: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Reveals He Has Parkinson's Disease
To make the evening even more exciting, Ross' daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the awards show.
Ross emerged in a sparkling black button-up shirt, white suit, and white bow tie, asking the audience if her outfit looked at all familiar.