Tracee Ellis Ross to Host the American Music Awards
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 (Nov. 14).
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. In fact, it was announced Thursday (Nov. 16) that P!nk and Kelly Clarkson will perform together for the first time to open the show.
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.
Additionally, it was announced Tuesday that Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes will all be performing during the AMAs.
Gaga will perform live from her Joanne world tour stop in Washington D.C.'s Capitol One Arena for a rendition of "The Cure." Jonas will perform "Find You," and Mendes will play "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back."
The 2017 American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 19, on ABC.
Nov. 16, 6:41 a.m. This story has been updated with the news that P!nk and Kelly Clarkson will open the show, performing together.