Tracee Ellis Ross has been tapped to host the American Music Awards, which will be presented Sunday in Los Angeles

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Tracee Ellis Ross attends the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 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 Lifetime Achievement award. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

- Associated Press
Wednesday, November 15th 2017, 16:34 pm EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom, Diana Ross, is honored at Sunday's American Music Awards because she'll be hosting the show.

The "black-ish" actress says she's excited to be named the host but is "especially thrilled" to do it the year that her mother is getting the Lifetime Achievement award.

Diana Ross will not only be honored but will also take the stage to perform. Tracee Ellis Ross is following in the footsteps of her mom, who hosted the American Music Awards years ago.

Performers at Sunday's event in Los Angeles include Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Niall Horan.

Christina Aguilera will perform a special tribute to "The Bodyguard" soundtrack, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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