"This is the country I know, which is of powerful women, talking about our women, talking about empowering our LGBTQ youth", he added.
BRB, making this photo my phone background immediately. "We love you so much, so very much", she gushed while accepting the prestigious accolade with her family by her side.
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The 2017 American Music Awards aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Ross performed a medley of her hits and received a congratulations message from former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
The 73-year-old introduced youth and life to the stage, capturing the crowds with a lively performance of "I'm Coming Out", during which, the cameras panned to her granddaughter singing along in the crowd.
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To round out her part of the show, Ross belted the fan-favorite "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", which many in the crowd apparently found impossible not to dance along to.
Ross's daughter, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, presented her mother with the award. "I feel so humbled by this".
One thing's for certain: the Ross's are one seriously stylish family. "This is my family, and I'm sending love out there to each and everyone one of you - our global family". Kelly Clarkson, whooping it up in the audience, looked especially entertained.
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