The upcoming 2017 American Music Awards just turned into an all-out family affair! Actress Tracee Ellis Ross is now scheduled to host the annual awards show, replacing Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, who MCed last year's event. The announcement on Tuesday morning of Tracee coming on as the master of ceremonies for the AMAs comes just one day after the show’s producers revealed they’ll be honoring her mother, Diana Ross, as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
This will be the first time Ross has hosted the long-running awards show, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday, Nov. 19. The Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress is best known for her current role on the comedy series Black-ish, in addition to her role as Dr. Carla Reed on short-lived BET sitcom, Reed Between the Lines.
Ross joins a production which currently has scheduled performances from some of today's biggest pop artists including Alessia Cara and Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, P!nk and many more. Selena Gomez is also set to make her first public appearance and performance at the show, since undergoing a life-saving Kidney transplant earlier this year.
Tracee Ellis Ross will surely plan on having some fun with the fact that her famous mother will be one of the highlight guests in attendance on Sunday. The legendary Motown singer will also be giving a rare performance during the show, in addition to taking home the Lifetime Achievement honor.
Fans who won’t be able to attend the event in person can watch all the night’s highlight moments live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.