How can watch AMAs 2018: Everything you need to know

How can I watch?

The show airs live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Tuesday, Oct 9, at 8 p m EST on ABC Fashion fans can stream the red carpet starting at 6 p m EST via the AMAs  YouTube channel here

For viewers interested in streaming the AMAs, the ABC website and app offer live streaming for participating TV providers in select cities

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AMAs 2018: Everything you need to know

Who’s going to be there?

Tracee Ellis Ross, who also serves as the executive producer of the show, returns to the AMAs as her second year as host

Taylor Swift will open the AMAs with her “Reputation” track “I Did Something Bad,” while Cardi B takes the stage later in the evening with her first post-pregnancy awards show performance, joining Bad Bunny and J Balvin for “I Like It ”

The AMAs’ lengthy list of performers:

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Ciara and Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Camila Cabello, Panic! At The Disco, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes with Zedd and Twenty One Pilots

The show will also feature a special tribute to Aretha Franklin from a lineup of soul and gospel greats including Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans

Taking the stage as AMAs presenters will be Kelsea Ballerini, Tyra Banks, Kane Brown, Chloe x Halle, Macaulay Culkin, Lauren Daigle, Billy Eichner, Sara Gilbert, Kathryn Hahn, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Taran Killam and Leighton Meester, Heidi Klum, Liza Koshy, Lenny Kravitz, Normani, Rita Ora, Busy Philipps, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson-Ross, John Stamos, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers, Constance Wu and the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” including Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Gwilym Lee

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What’s Time?

The pre-show will begin at 6 p m ET from Microsoft Theater in LA & will stream live on the official AMAs YouTube channel
Jessie James Decker, Erika Jayne, Scott Evans, AJ Gibson, Laura Marano and Zach Sang will all host AMAs Red Carpet Live presented by Security Benefit — the official pre-show for the 2018 American Music Awards — dick clark productions announced Thursday (Oct 4)

The pre-show will begin at 6 p m ET from Microsoft Theater in LA and it will stream live on the official AMAs YouTube channel YouTube com TheAMAs Fans will be able to converse with one another in real-time conversation during the live stream as the pre-show showcases exclusive interviews and a star-studded lineup of nominees, performers and presenters

Who is nominated?

With eight nominations each, Drake and Cardi B are tied for first place See the full list of nominees below

Artist of the Year:

Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year:

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Collaboration of the Year:

Camila Cabello ft Young Thug “Havana”
Post Malone ft 21 Savage “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Tour of the Year:

Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video:

Camila Cabello ft Young Thug “Havana”
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”

Favorite Social Artist:

Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock:

Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock:

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock:

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock:

Drake “Scorpion”
Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)”
Taylor Swift “reputation”

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock:

Camila Cabello ft Young Thug “Havana”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Favorite Male Artist – Country:

Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist – Country:

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country:

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album – Country:

Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
Thomas Rhett “Life Changes”

Favorite Song – Country:

Kane Brown “Heaven”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop:

Cardi B
Post Malone

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop:

Drake “Scorpion”
Lil Uzi Vert “Luv Is Rage 2”
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop:

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft 21 Savage “Rockstar”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B:

Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B:

Ella Mai

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B:

Khalid “American Teen”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B:

Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock:

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal The Man

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary:

Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Latin:

J Balvin
Daddy Yankee

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational:

Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM):

The Chainsmokers

Favorite Soundtrack:

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By”
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”


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