Tracee Ellis Ross To Host The American Music Awards: Five Reasons We Love This Idea

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28:  Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during 2015 'Black Girls Rock!' BET Special at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Tracee Ellis Ross To Host The American Music Awards: Five Reasons We Love This Idea

T-Murda, where you at?

Published November 14, 2017

Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her insurmountable talent and effervescent personality, so it's safe to say that the right choice was made in choosing the actress to host the 2017 American Music Awards.

According to Deadline, the Black-ish star was selected to host what is considered the largest fan-voted awards show on television, where her iconic mother, Diana Ross, is set to receive the AMAs Lifetime Achievement Award.

"I am thrilled to host this special night which honors some of the greatest musical talents in our industry," she said in a statement. "And I'm especially thrilled to host this year when my mother is receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement."

She also took to Instagram to share the news with her followers:

To reiterate just how much of an ideal host Tracee will be, here's our five reasons explaining why:

  1. She's a karaoke boss

    BARS ~ #tmurda spits some with @bigsean on @carpoolkaraoke. Go to @applemusic to see the full episode and the rest of my bars!

    A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on

    She may be a Golden Globe-winning actress by trade, but she's an all-round outstanding performer — and that includes karaoke. In fact, she's shown off her karaoke skills earlier this year on the popular show Carpool Karaoke alongside Big Sean, reintroducing her alter ego, T-Murda.

  2. Her rap persona, T-Murda, is everything

    TMURDA IS BACK ~ @daveeast 🍾😉 #mydirtylittlesecret #paranoia #TMurda

    A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on

    Speaking of T-Murda, is it just us, or are we having serious withdrawals with her being gone? The actress has shown time and time again that, though comedic in tone, she's a pretty good rapper.

  3. Her legendary mother is being honored

    A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT ~ the @amas honor my mama @dianaross this Sunday 11/19 on @abcnetwork #MsRossxAMAs

    A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on

    She's created her own path outside of her legendary mother's light, but she still remains her biggest fan, and it is only right that she be the one to introduce her mother as she's honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night.

  4. Her costume changes are sure to be amaze-balls

    She's sure to turn heads in the fashion department. Combining her sense of humor, her professional on-stage skills, and her easy-going fashion ease, we say there's no better choice to host what is sure to be a show to remember.

  5. She's not new to this

    Tracee's quite the experienced hostess in her own right, having hosted the 2016 BET Awards alongside her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson. Judging from the clip above, it's safe to say that she killed it.

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

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Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)


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