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Tracee Ellis Ross to Host 2017 American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross is set to host this year’s American Music Awards.

The Black-ish star is no stranger to hosting award shows, having held co-hosting duties for BET’s Black Girls Rock! for several years. Ross’ hosting duties at the largest fan-voted trophy show is extra special, as her mom, legendary singer/actress Diana Ross, will be honored with the AMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She’ll also hit the stage in a rare performance.

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

RihannaDrakeThe WeekndKendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are among this year’s nominees. Drake, Kendrick, and Bruno are all competing for Artist of the Year alongside The Chainsmokers and Ed Sheeran. As for Favorite Album Pop/Rock, Drake’s More Life, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic and The Weeknd’s Starboy are all up for the award. Rihanna is up for Favorite Female Artist- Pop/Rock against Alessia Cara and Lady Gaga, while Drake and Bruno both received nominations in the Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock category as well.

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

See the 2017 AMAs nominations below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

James Arthur

Niall Horan

Julia Michaels

Post Malone

Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”

Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”

The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Drake

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Alessia Cara

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Drake, More Life

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake, More Life

Kendrick Lamar, Damn

Migos, Culture

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”

Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Childish Gambino

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyonce

Kehlani

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Khalid, “Location”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

The Weeknd, “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Bruno Mars

Shawn Mendes

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Luis Fonsi

Daddy Yankee

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

2017 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet [PHOTOS]

 

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