The 73-year-old singer was honored with the Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, closing out the show with a memorable speech and performance.
Dazzling in a black dress with matching silk gloves and a gorgeous statement necklace, the music icon took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles following a pre-taped message from Barack and Michelle Obama, and a few sweet words from her 29-year-old son, Evan Ross.
"This is the family. We love you so much, so very much," she gushed while accepting the prestigious accolade with her family by her side. "This is all about love. This says it all, this is my family and I'm sending love out there to all of you.
"I really love being here," she continued, "and I feel so humbled by this. I love you all. I think you know that. Thank you so much