The American Music Awards® is the world’s biggest fan-voted award show and pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. Since its inception by Dick Clark in 1973, the AMAs has featured a star-studded lineup of performers and honored artists from all genres across the music industry.
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The “2018 American Music Awards®,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, was hosted by ABC’s “black-ish” star, Tracee Ellis Ross, for the second year in a row! Ross wowed fans with her comedic timing, wit and numerous costume changes throughout the night, where music fans watched their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to celebrate icons, musicians breaking barriers and those new to the contemporary music scene, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00pm on ABC.
The American Music Awards® pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. 2018 Performers included Benny Blanco with Halsey & Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Carrie Underwood, Ciara & Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Panic! at the Disco, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes featuring Zedd, Taylor Swift, Twenty One Pilots and a special tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Mary Mary. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries.
The American Music Awards® honors artists in multiple musical genres, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, alongside awards for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards® nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The “2018 American Music Awards®” was produced by dick clark productions. Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Tracee Ellis Ross are Executive Producers. Larry Klein is Producer.