Diana Ross' grandson Raif-Henok is supremely adorable in Grammys speech

Diana Ross’ grandson is a tough act to follow, even if the performer is Ross herself.

The Motown legend was celebrating her 75th birthday early at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, and her 9-year-old grandson Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick got the honor of introducing her.

The kid charmed the audience from the moment he hit the stage. After host Alicia Keys described him as a “distinguished little guy,” Raif-Henok went to work:

“Did she say ‘little guy’?” he asked. “I’m almost 4-foot-9!”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick and Evan Ross during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick speaks onstage before his grandmother, US singer Diana Ross' performance, during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Rhonda Ross and Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Rhonda Ross (L) and Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Alicia Keys (L) embraces Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick walks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
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The youngster, whose mother is Ross’ daughter, Rhonda Ross (and whose grandfather is Motown Records founder Berry Gordy) praised his grandmother’s independence and uniqueness.

“She has shown the world that nothing is beyond our reach,” he said. “So, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome by grandmommy, Diana Ross!”

The former Supreme and R&B diva, whose actual birthday is March 26, then made her grandson proud with a moving medley.

Here’s the whole sequence, from Keys’ handoff to Raif-Henok’s intro to his grandma killin’ it. 

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