American Music Awards 2017

American Music Awards 2017

November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


The 45th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 19, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.[1] It was broadcast on ABC and was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross.[2][3]

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Diana Ross
bornMarch 26, 1944
Resides inLos Angeles, California
Bruno Mars
bornOctober 8, 1985
Resides inCalifornia
Tracee Ellis Ross
bornOctober 29, 1972
bornSeptember 4, 1981
Resides inCalifornia

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Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein; October 29, 1972) is an American actress, model, comedian, and television host.[1]

The daughter of actress and legendary Motown recording artist Diana Ross and her ex-husband Robert Ellis Silberstein, Ross began her career acting in independent films, variety series and hosted the pop-culture magazine The Dish on Lifetime. From 2000 to 2008, she played the leading role as Joan Clayton on the UPN/CW comedy series Girlfriends, for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She also has appeared in films Hanging Up (2000), I-See-You.Com (2006), and Daddy's Little Girls (2007), before returning to television playing Dr. Carla Reed on the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines, for which she received her third NAACP Image Award.

In 2014, Ross began starring as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. The role brought her three more NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She has received nominations for a Critics' Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award and, in 2017, won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Lifetime Achievement

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and is to this day the United States' most successful vocal group, as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Ross' success as lead singer of The Supremes helped to make it possible for future African-American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success.[citation needed] The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child", and "Someday We'll Be Together".

Following her departure from The Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, which contained the Top 20 Pop hit "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and the number-one Pop hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track reached number 1, as her second solo hit. That same year, her album Lady Sings the Blues, which was the original soundtrack of her film based on the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday, went to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart, selling more than 300,000 copies within its first 8 days of release. By 1975, the Mahogany soundtrack included her third number-one hit, "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". Her eponymous 1976 album included her fourth number-one hit, "Love Hangover". In 1979, Ross released the album The Boss. Her 1980 semi-eponymous album Diana reached number 2 on the US Billboard albums chart, and spawned the number-one hit "Upside Down", and the international hit "I'm Coming Out". After leaving Motown, Ross achieved her sixth and final US number-one Pop hit, with the duet "Endless Love", composed for the Brooke Shields film of the same name, by and performed with former Commodores front man, Lionel Richie. Ross and Richie performed the song on the telecast for the 54th Academy Awards, where the song was nominated in the category of "Best Song".

Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award-nominated performance for her performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972). She also starred in two other films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), later acting in the television films Out of Darkness (1994), for which she also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum (1999). Ross was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied. In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes, alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. She is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but later became the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named her the 50th most successful dance artist of all time.[1]

Winning Artists15

Winning Albums & Songs8


Songs Performed25

Artist of the Year Nominees5

New Artist of the Year Nominees5

Collaboration of the Year Nominees5

Tour of the Year Nominees3

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock Nominees3

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock Nominees3

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Favorite Song – Pop/Rock Nominees3

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Microsoft Theater
The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live) is a music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California at L.A. Live. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

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Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles44


Spotify - Featured Tracks35


News Articles13

American Music Awards 2017: 10 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments
  –  November 21, 2017
Diana Ross' family affair, Pink and Kelly Clarkson's gravity-defying voices, BTS' American television debut and more big moments from the 2017 AMAs. Pop whisperer Dick Clark founded the American Music Awards in 1973 as a people's-choice alternative to what ...
Pink Slams Christina Aguilera Rift Rumors, Calls the 2017 AMAs a ‘Celebration of Women’
  –  November 21, 2017
During Aguilera’s tribute to Whitney Houston, Pink appeared to have a slightly pained look. Viewers quickly jumped on the moment, but failed to notice future cut backs to Pink in which she was smiling, in tears, and clapping enthusiastically. After ...
All the 2017 AMAs Performances Ranked
  –  November 21, 2017
It was an evening of memorable performances at this year's American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 19) -- duets, debuts, tributes, mashups, medleys, and so much more. It was such a wide range of performances that we received over the course of three ...
Pink Slams Christina Aguilera Feud Rumors, Calls 2017 AMAs a "Celebration of Women"
  –  November 21, 2017
Instead, amid rumors of a revived rivalry with her former "Lady Marmalade" collaborator, Pink took to Twitter again late Monday night to silence her critics. "Last night was about honoring first responders, singing with one of the greatest voices I have ...
Stunning! See the stars rock the red carpet at the 2017 AMAs
  –  November 21, 2017
Music's megastars gathered last night to celebrate the 2017 American Music Awards, rocking the stage and the red carpet in a series of stunning looks. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and featuring performances from Kelly Clarkson, Pink and even Diana Ross, the ...
Demi Lovato Rocks 2017 AMAs Red Carpet With History-Making Transgender Politician Danica Roem: Pics!
  –  November 21, 2017
Demi Lovato made a statement in more ways than one at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday night! The 25-year-old singer destroyed the stage with her hater-renouncing performance of “Sorry Not Sorry.” But before she shut down the show, Lovato took ...
American Music Awards: Diana Ross Performs, Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award
  –  November 20, 2017
Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross also hosted the AMAs on ABC, the home of the younger Ross' popular sitcom Black-ish. Known initially for her success as one of The Supremes, then for her popular solo career, the elder Ross is no first-timer at the AMAs.
Selena Gomez debuts blond hair at American Music Awards for first performance of 2017
  –  November 20, 2017
Selena Gomez has a soft spot for the American Music Awards, with the singer using last year's ceremonies to make her comeback after she took a brief health-related hiatus. This year's AMAs were no exception, with Gomez performing her new song Wolves for ...
AMAs 2017: Highlights and winners at the American Music Awards
  –  November 20, 2017
Stars gathered Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 45th annual American Music Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross. Jamie Foxx and his daughter opened the show by talking about the tragic events of the year, including shootings, hate ...
Superstar Collaboration: Kelly Clarkson & Pink Will Open The 2017 AMAs Together
  –  November 16, 2017
The 2017 American Music Awards are truly shaping up to be one of the biggest nights in music this year. Producers for the show have already booked a superstar lineup of performers including Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera and BTS. However, today (November ...
Tracee Ellis Ross to Host AMAs, Where Mom Diana Ross Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
  –  November 14, 2017
ABC is keeping it all in the family with the selection of Tracee Ellis Ross, the Golden Globe-winning star of its hit comedy “Black-ish,” to serve as host of the “2017 American Music Awards,” airing Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. on ABC. As icing on the ...
Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas to perform at the AMAs
  –  November 14, 2017
The 2017 American Music Awards has added a trio of superstars to its already robust lineup of performers. Per a series of tweets from the official AMAs account, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, and Shawn Mendes will take the stage at Sunday’s ceremony, which will ...
American Music Awards 2017 Nominations - Full List Revealed!
  –  October 12, 2017
The 2017 American Music Award nominees have been unveiled! Singer Ciara woke up bright and early to reveal the first several nominations, with more being revealed later in the day. Fan voting will begin for the AMAs after all the nominees have been ...


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