Tracee Ellis Ross announced as host of AMAs, new performers announces
Tracee Ellis Ross has been selected as the host of the upcoming 2017 American Music Awards. It will be the first time the black-ish star will be hosting the awards show.
Ross’s mother Diana Ross is being honored at the event and will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for making “truly exceptional contributions to the music industry.” Diana who is a seven-time AMA winner and who previously hosted the awards show in 1986 and 1987, is also expected to perform.
It was also announced that Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes will perform during the show. Gaga will perform “The Cure” live from her Joanne World Tour stop in Washington D.C. at Capital One Arena during the broadcast, while Nick will perform “Find You” at the show. Shawn will be performing “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”
Other performers previously announced are Christina Aguilera, BTS, Alessia Cara & Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, Khalid and more. The show’s top nominees for AMA awards include the likes of Drake, Bruno Mars and The Chainsmokers.
The American Music Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles November 19th on ABC.
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