While we’ve all been missing Taraji P. Henson on our TV screens week after week, our prayers have finally been answered. Sort of.
The Empire alum returns to network television later this month to host the 2020 American Music Awards for the first time, for what will be a momentous occasion.
“The AMAs brings together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans,” said Henson. “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.”
Henson also shared the news via her Instagram page. “I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting the 2020 @AMAs!” she said. “ It’s going to be an electrifying night of music, so be sure to tune-in Sunday, November 22 at 8/7c on ABC! #amastnt WE GON HAVE SOME FUN!!! 🙌🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋”
The show will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, on ABC. This year’s AMA nominees include two-time AMA winner The Weeknd and rapper Roddy Ricch, both with eight nominations, leading all of this year’s nominees. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year.
In a six-way tie, Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.
Will you be tuning in?