New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Dick Clark productions and ABC today announced global superstar Taylor Swift
is opening the "2018 American Music
Awards" with a performance of "I Did Something Bad," marking Swift's first awards show performance in nearly three years. A 19-time American Music
Award winner, Swift has garnered four 2018 nominations and is the current record holder of most wins for Artist of the Year, a category for which she is nominated again this year. Swift joins previously announced performers benny blanco with Halsey
and Khalid, Cardi B
featuring Bad Bunny
and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara
featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Panic! At the Disco, Post Malone
featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood
and a moving tribute to the Queen
of Soul, Aretha Franklin. 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.
Swift is set to take the stage on the heels of her record-breaking Taylor Swift
reputation Stadium Tour in support of the chart-topping and critically acclaimed album of the same name, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her fifth leader on the chart. She is nominated for Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock and Favorite Album - Pop/Rock.
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.