Entertainment Tracee Ellis Ross to Host the American Music Awards

20:54  14 november  2017
20:54  14 november  2017 Source:   The Hollywood Reporter

Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 American Music Awards

  Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 American Music Awards Anything can happen at the American Music Awards — from the star-studded collaboration of “We Are The World” in 1986 to Garth Brooks literally rejecting the award for artist of the year in 1996 — and this year is no exception. The 45th edition of the AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. But before the show starts, you need a run-down of what to expect on the big night.Here’s everything you need to know.

Golden globe award winning actress tracee ellis ross to host the “2017 american music awards ®”. “I am thrilled to host this special night which honors some of the greatest musical talents in our industry,” said Tracee Ellis Ross .

Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein; October 29, 1972) is an American actress, model, comedian, and television host , best known for her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish.

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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.

AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated

  AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much.In categories like artist of the year and favorite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts are in contention. Other categories where male acts dominate include video of the year, tour of the year, favorite country album and favorite soul/R&B song.Halsey is the only female act nominated for favorite pop/rock song and collaboration of the year, both for the Chainsmokers' No. 1 hit, "Closer." Halsey is the song's featured guest.

Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom Diana Ross is honored at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 19, because she’ll be hosting the show. The “black-ish” actress says she’s excited to be named the host but “especially thrilled” to do it the year that her mother is getting the

Tracee Ellis Ross is set to host this year's American Music Awards . “And I’m especially thrilled to host this year when my mother is receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.”

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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Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year .
The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show Sunday with a performance honoring those affected by tragic events of the year, from hurricanes to hate crimes. First responders stood behind Jamie Foxx, who gave a heartfelt speech before the pop stars sang R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts.

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