ABC and dick clark productions announced Monday that Taraji P. Henson is set to host the 2020 American Music Awards.

Henson said in a statement: “The AMAs bring together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans. I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s host – and also a fan – for what promises to be an electrifying night of music.”

Nominations for the 2020 AMAs were announced last month, yielding five nominations for first-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion — including nods in the New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories — becoming the most-nominated female artist this year. Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.

Nominees for the fan-voted award show are based on fan interactions, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and social activity. Fans can vote through Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. PT/ 3 p.m. ET by clicking here.

The AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Taraji P. Henson to Host American Music Awards 2020


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