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2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

Taylor Swift to Make Award Show Comeback In Epic Opening

Moving Tribute To The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

Icons Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Missy Elliott And More To Take The Stage 

Tied with Drake For Most Nominations, Cardi B Set To Perform Her Hit Single 

LIVE Red Carpet Pre-Show Available Exclusively on YouTube 

The Live Broadcast Will Air Tuesday, October 9th at 8:00pm ET on ABC

Tracee Ellis Ross;Performers Benny Blanco with Halsey & Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B featuring J Balvin & Bad Bunny, Carrie Underwood, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, DuaLipa, Ella Mai, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Panic! At the Disco, Post Malone featuring Ty Dlla $ign Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Taylor Swift, Twenty One Pilots and a tribute performance to Aretha Franklin featuring Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCeWinans and Mary Mary; Presenters Amandla Stenberg, Amber Heard, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, Billy Eichner, Busy Philipps, Chloe & Halle, Constance Wu, Evan Ross & Ashlee Simpson, Heidi Klum, John Stamos, Kane Brown, Kathryn Hahn, Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Daigle, Lenny Kravitz, Liza Koshy, Macaulay Culkin, Normani, the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” including Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello & Gwilym Lee, Rita Ora, Sara Gilbert, Taran Killam & Leighton Meester, The Chainsmokers, Thomas Rhett, Tyra Banks and Vanessa Hudgens; AMAs Red Carpet Live Presented by Security Benefit hosts Jessie James Decker, Scott Evans, AJ Gibson, Erika Jayne, Laura Marano and Zach Sang; and additional attendees and surprises!

 

Post Malone performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

Post Malone performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Ty Dolla $ign (L) and Post Malone perform onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

Ty Dolla $ign (L) and Post Malone perform onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Ty Dolla $ign performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Ella Mai performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Benny Blanco (L) and Khalid perform onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Donnie McClurkin performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 08: Donnie McClurkin performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/AMA2018/Getty Images For dcp)

(L-R) SVP of Production at Dick Clark Productions Linda Gierahn, EVP of Programming and Development at Dick Clark Productions Mark Bracco, Tracee Ellis Ross, and AMA Producers Larry Klein and Baz Halpin are seen during the 2018 American Music Awards

(L-R) SVP of Production at Dick Clark Productions Linda Gierahn, EVP of Programming and Development at Dick Clark Productions Mark Bracco, Tracee Ellis Ross, and AMA Producers Larry Klein and Baz Halpin are seen during the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet roll out at Microsoft Theater on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

CeCe Winans performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 08: CeCe Winans performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/AMA2018/Getty Images For dcp)

Ledisi performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

Ledisi performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Erica Campbell (L) and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary perform onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

Erica Campbell (L) and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary perform onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards rehearsals at Microsoft Theater on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

Tracee Ellis Ross is seen during the 2018 American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross is seen during the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet roll out at Microsoft Theater on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

The “2018 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will celebrate 46 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

“AMAs Red Carpet Live presented by Security Benefit,” the official pre-show for the “2018 American Music Awards” will stream LIVE from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT, and the pre-show will stream live on the official American Music Awards YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TheAMAs).

YouTube Music is the presenting sponsor of the “2018 American Music Awards.”

Capital One ® Savor ® Card and Subaru of America, Inc. are sponsors of the “2018 American Music Awards.” Media partner is Cumulus Media/Westwood One.

The “2018 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“AMAs Red Carpet Live Presented By Security Benefit” LIVE on YouTube – 6:00 – 8:00pm ET

“2018 American Music Awards” LIVE on ABC – 8:00pm ET

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.