Taraji P Henson is announced as the host of the 2020 American Music Awards

Taraji P Henson is announced as the host of the 2020 American Music Awards: 'It will be an electrifying night of music!'

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:39 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 14:39 GMT, 2 November 2020

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Taraji P Henson will host the 2020 American Music Awards it was announced on Monday morning.

The AMAs will take place live on Sunday, November 22, with Dua Lipa as one of the performers. 

'The AMAs brings 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,' said the 50-year-old star who is best known for her role on TV's Empire as well as the film Hustle & Flow.  

She got the job! Taraji P Henson will host the 2020 American Music Awards it was announced on Monday morning Seen in October at the Billboard Music Awards

She loves the show! Presenters Janelle Monae (L) and Henson onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in 2016 in Los Angeles

She loves the show! Presenters Janelle Monae (L) and Henson onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in 2016 in Los Angeles

Henson stood out on the hit musical drama Empire, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for multiple Emmy awards.

She is currently developing an Empire spinoff with her production company, TPH Entertainment, as part of her first-look deal with 20th Television. 

And the star was in the Academy-Award nominated film Hidden Figures.

Her breakout performance was in the critically-acclaimed Hustle & Flow.

She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Around the Way Girl, a memoir about her family and friends, her determination to make it to and the importance of living your own truth.

She has an incredible career: Here the actress is seen in the historical drama Hidden Figures

She has an incredible career:

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