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Tracee Ellis Ross to Host the American Music Awards 2017


The ‘Black-ish’ star’s mother, Diana Ross, is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony.

Tracee Ellis Ross will host this year’s American Music Awards, it was announced Tuesday.

The Black-ish star serving as emcee of the ABC music awards show makes the evening a family affair as Ross’ mother, Diana Ross, is already set to receive a lifetime achievement award and give a rare performance.

Additional performers set to take the stage Sunday night include BTS, Alessia Cara and Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Imagine Dragons and Khalid, Demi Lovato, P!nk, Portugal. The Man, and Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line and Watt.

Christina Aguilera will also pay tribute to Whitney Houston and the music from The Bodyguard with a performance in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, which is set for the same week as the awards ceremony.

The 2017 American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 19, on ABC.



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