New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
dick clark productions and ABC today announced "2018 American Music
Awards" performances from 10-time American Music
Award-winning icon, Mariah Carey, as well as a collaboration from award-winning record producer and songwriter, benny blanco with multiplatinum artist Halsey
and global superstar Khalid, who is up for four AMAs this year. These artists join previously announced performers Post Malone
featuring Ty Dolla $ign
and Carrie Underwood. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the "2018 American Music
Awards," the world's largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC.
Mariah Carey, who first performed at the AMAs in 1991 for a rendition of her dance-pop hit "Someday," will make her world television debut of "With You," the first single from her new album, returning to the AMA stage for the first time since 2008. benny blanco will take THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS stage for the very first time, joined by multiplatinum artists and AMAs performance veterans Halsey
and Khalid, to perform their nostalgic love song, "Eastside," which is already in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Pop Songs Airplay charts with more than 300 million streams to date.
is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music
Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music
Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few - with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah's ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in "WiseGirls" starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring
International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels' "Precious." Mariah went on to appear in Daniels' stellar ensemble piece "The Butler" (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John
AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh
Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
Levin, known professionally as benny blanco, is a Grammy-winning American record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recipient of the 2013 Hal David
Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a five-time BMI Songwriter of the Year award winner and 2017 iHeartRadio Producer of the Year award winner. As a producer and songwriter, blanco is responsible for more than 100 million album sales worldwide due to his work with artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena
Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West
among others. He is also the founder of two labels in collaboration with Interscope Records, Mad Love Records and Friends
Keep Secrets. In 2016, his work was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award in the category Best Original Song for "Faith
" (Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana
Grande). In July 2018, blanco released the song "Eastside
" under his own name, a collaboration with Halsey
and Khalid, which is climbing Top 40 radio charts in the U.S. and is #1 in the U.K.
GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum alternative pop maverick Halsey
claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with her second release, "hopeless fountain kingdom," an album Rolling Stone called "bold" in a four-star review, claiming that "Halsey could go anywhere from here." Indeed, since storming on the music scene in 2015, she has garnered over 7 billion stream globally and nearly 6 million global sales, graced the covers of magazines from Nylon
to Billboard to Forbes, among others - a far cry from the New Jersey teen who'd escaped her suburban existence for New York, writing poetry, and scrounging money for concerts and her next slice of pizza. Halsey
shows no signs of slowing down. This summer she joined benny blanco and Khalid
for the song "Eastside," which has garnered 300 million streams worldwide in just 2 months. The track was the follow-up to the platinum-certified smash with G-Eazy
"Him & I," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart and No. 1 at Top 40 radio - marking her second No. 1 since accompanying The Chainsmokers
on "Closer," which dominated for 11 weeks and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. "Him & I
" has accrued over 750 million streams worldwide and been certified platinum in several countries. In addition, her own two double-platinum-certified singles, "Bad At Love
" and "Now Or Never," also peaked in the Top 3 on the Pop Songs chart. In addition, Halsey
pushes creative boundaries expanding her influence and impact BEYOND music. Earlier this year, Halsey
spoke at the 2018 women's march advocating for equality. Her speech has been viewed millions of times and has moved people from around the world. As her star continues to rise, Halsey
uses her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women's rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community, proving that both she and her music can affect meaningful change, and that, yes, the 23-year-old can go anywhere from here.
Five-time Grammy nominated artist Khalid
has seen great success since he released his first single "Location
" right before his high school graduation. The song's domination led to Khalid's major label deal with Right Hand Music
Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album American Teen. The album received mass critical acclaim with Rolling Stone calling Khalid
a "pop prodigy" and TIME Magazine stating, "His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery." American Teen SHATTERED expectations, spending more than 80 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #4, and has stayed in the top 20 for more than 50 weeks. The singer-songwriter has over one billion streams worldwide across all partners, his first single "Location
" is certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, his previous single "Young Dumb & Broke" is certified 3X Platinum, and his album is now certified 2x Platinum. Since the American Teen's debut, Khalid
has garnered five 2018 Grammy® nominations including Best New Artist and landed on the cover of Billboard's 2018 Grammy® Preview issue. He won two 2018 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS for Choice Breakout Artist and Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for "Love Lies." He was also nominated for 2017 BET Award for Best New Artist, a 2017 Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for "Location
", and a 2017 American Music
Award for Favorite Song-Soul/R&B for "Location." Khalid
also won Top New Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music
Awards, Best New Artist at the 2017 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS and an MTV's Woodie To Watch Award. He has recently been nominated for four 2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS including New Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B, Favorite Album - Soul R&B, and Favorite Song - Soul/R&B for "Young Dumb & Broke." In addition to American Teen, Khalid
has collaborated with some of music's biggest stars. He has been featured on a number of songs including mega hits like Calvin Harris's "Rollin
" with Future, "1-800-273-8255
" with Logic
and Alessia Cara, "Silence
" with Marshmello, "Lovely
" with Billie Eilish, "Youth
" with Shawn Mendes, and many more. Khalid's current singles "Love Lies
", duet with Normani, and "OTW" featuring Ty Dolla $ign
and 6lack are burning up the airwaves. "Love Lies
" hit #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart and "OTW" is #14 and climbing on the Rhythmic Airplay chart. Khalid
just wrapped up his third sold-out North American headlining tour and recently, THE MAYOR and Council of the city of El Paso honored him with a "Key To The City
" marking September
13th, 2018 "Khalid Day." While in his hometown, Khalid
performed two sold-out arena shows and dropped a new track entitled "Better
" dedicated to his fans and the city of El Paso.
Nominations for the "2018 American Music
Awards" were announced live by Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani
and Bebe Rexha
on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from Youtube Space LA. Cardi B
lead this year's nominees, with eight possible wins for each. Ed Sheeran
and Post Malone
each earned six nominations. Camila
Cabello, nominated five times this year, could win her first AMA as a solo artist.
The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open in all categories.
For New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One® Savor® Card, Favorite Social Artist presented by Xfinity and Collaboration of the Year, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways below. Fans can vote for all other awards once per day, per voting platform.
Voting for New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card and Collaboration of the Year will close on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5:59:59 p.m. PDT, one hour into the live broadcast. Voting for all other categories will close on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT.
Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music
and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 15, 2017, through Aug. 9, 2018.
is the presenting sponsor of the "2018 American Music
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. BARRY Adelman, Mark Bracco and Tracee Ellis Ross are executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
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