The 73-year-old Ross tells The Associated Press of the honor: "It took a lifetime to get here, I'm not going anywhere ... It's been a wonderful journey for me of joy and much appreciation." The Motown legend and former Supremes singer has performed at the AMAs several times and hosted the show twice.
The AMAs will air live on ABC from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19.
This story has been corrected to show that Sting received the AMA lifetime achievement award in 2016, not 2006.