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Tracee Ellis Ross to host the 2017 American Music Awards

ABC/Bob D'Amico(LOS ANGELES) -- black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the American Music Awards this year.

This will be the first time that the Emmy-nominated actress will host the awards show.

Sunday's show will also be a big night for the actress and her family. Her mother, Diana Ross, will be honored with the 2017 AMA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Diana Ross, who hosted the AMAs in 1986 and 1987, is also slated to perform live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles after receiving her award.

Drake, The Chainsmokers and Bruno Mars top the list of this year's nominees for the world's biggest fan-voted awards show.

The 2017 American Music Awards airs Sunday, November 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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