NEW YORK — Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom, Diana Ross, is honored at Sunday's American Music Awards because she'll be hosting the show.

The "black-ish" actress says she's excited to be named the host but is "especially thrilled" to do it the year that her mother is getting the Lifetime Achievement award.

Diana Ross will not only be honored but will also take the stage to perform. Tracee Ellis Ross is following in the footsteps of her mom, who hosted the American Music Awards years ago.

Performers at Sunday's event in Los Angeles include Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Niall Horan.

Christina Aguilera will perform a special tribute to "The Bodyguard" soundtrack, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

If You Go

What: Fifth annual “Latino Cultural Experience,” with Mariachi Voces de Jalisco and the Luther Burbank Center Mariachi Ensemble

When: Los Cien luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, followed by live performances at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Admission: Luncheon and matinee, $35. Evening performance, free

Information: Buy tickets here for the luncheon and matinee; 707-546-3600, for the evening show