Tracee Ellis Ross to Host 2017 American Music Awards

Blackish star hosting the famed music awards on Nov. 19

By Meg Swertlow Nov 14, 2017 3:05 PMTags
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The 2017 American Music Awards is shaping up to be star-studded night of fun!

ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday that Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross would be hosting the annual celebration of music's hottest stars, rounding out an epic list of who's who in the industry.

It's anyone's guess as to what the natural performer (she should be, she's Diana Ross' daughter!) will bring to the Microsoft Theater stage on Sunday, but given her track record of  co-hosting the 2015 and 2016 BET Awards and her proven comedy chops, the 2017 AMAs promise to have it all.

"I am thrilled to host this special night which honors some of the greatest musical talents in our industry," Ellis Ross said. "And I'm especially thrilled to host this year when my mother is receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement."

2016 AMAs Red Carpet Arrivals
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Florida Georgia LineHailee Steinfeld, Alesso, Watt and Portugal the Man will also be performing at the lively show. Alessia Cara and Zedd will also be teaming up for "Stay." Selena Gomez is also expected to perform her new single, "Wolves."

Christina Aguilera will also be hitting the stage with her big pipes to honor Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard.

As for the night's big nominees, which were announced on Oct. 12Bruno Mars is at the front of the pack this year with eight nominations, including top honors Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. The ChainsmokersDrakeKendrick LamarEd Sheeran and The Weeknd all follow with five nominations each. 

The 2017 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.