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Tracee Ellis Ross to Host 2017 American Music Awards

A. Retina Stewart, The Boombox
A. Retina Stewart, The Boombox

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

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