American Music Awards 2017: 10 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

Diana Ross' family affair, Pink and Kelly Clarkson's gravity-defying voices, BTS' American television debut and more big moments from the 2017 AMAs.

BEST: Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross make the night a family affair
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BEST: Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross make the night a family affair

Tracee Ellis Ross' hosting gig wasn't entirely the result of the comedian and actress' mother, Motown legend (and AMA fixture) Diana Ross, receiving this year's Lifetime Achievement Award – the younger Ross stars on the excellent sitcom black-ish, a fixture of presenting network ABC's lineup. But her obvious enthusiasm for the gig gave the night a different kind of energy than you'd get from other award-show hosts. She approached her MC duties as a fan of music (and her mom) and as a woman, avoiding mean-spirited snipes and instead focusing on her effervescent excitement, as well as the female energy that would power the night's best performances (the awards were another story; more on that in a bit). At the close of the show, Diana received the This Is Your Life treatment via a video montage that celebrated her many past AMA appearances and groundbreaking live performances, which she followed up with a triumphant medley of her biggest hits. While accepting the award, she invited her entire family onstage for a generation-spanning celebration that was punctuated by her overjoyed eight-year-old grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick (his mother is Diana's eldest child, Rhonda Ross), bidding the crowd adieu.