Tracee Ellis Ross host 2018 ama’s: 3 fun facts about the emcee

Tracee Ellis Ross will host the 2018 American Music Awards.

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The American Music Awards, viewers can count on a pro emcee the Oct. 9 award show: Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting for the second year in a row.

Here are three things you need to know about the actress before she takes the microphone.

She is no stranger to music videos

Tracee Ellis Ross with her mother, Diana Ross.


The star was raised by her mother is the legendary Motown singer Diana Ross. Now 45, Ross has formed connections with famous musicians on her own.

This year, Ross was a part of Drake’s “Nice for What” music video, which stars Olivia Wilde, Tiffany Haddish, and Ross’ on-screen daughter in the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” Yara Shahidi.

Kanye West fans should also not forget Ross’ cameo ‘s in a number of the rapper’s music videos – such as his 1970’s-style “Touch the Sky” video in 2006 and 2004, and his infomercial theme of the clip for “The New Workout Plan.”


She is a Brown University grad

Ross received her bachelor’s degree in theater arts in 1994, according to the Rhode Island school.

That’s not her any degree of the university, though: Brown awarded her an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2015.

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Well, I am officially Dr. Ross. This was extremely honored this way by my Alma Mater @BrownU I know that this is not really a doctorate, but I’m humbled by this moment! #BrownUniversity #HonoraryDegree #excited #humbled #moved

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“Well, I am officially Dr. Ross,” she captioned an Instagram photo of himself with a cap and gown.

She added, “This was extremely honored this way by my Alma Mater @BrownU I know that this is not really a doctorate, but I’m humbled by this moment!”


Her favorite time of the day is super specific

Trace Ellis Ross was previously the host of the 2017 American Music Awards.


Ross’ pick?

“Between 3 and 6:30 pm,” she told Vogue in a video interview last year.

The actress is not out of the way to explain her choice, either.

“Everything good must happen in that time,” she added. “Favorite time to sleep favorite time to take a bath, favorite time to enjoy a cocktail… favorite time to have sex.”

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