Dua Lipa, Ciara and Missy Elliott to perform at 2018 American Music Awards
The three artists join previously announced performers Cardi B, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and Post Malone
Ciara, Missy Elliott and Dua Lipa have been added to the American Music Awards lineup, Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced on Friday.
Taking the AMAs stage for the first time, Dua Lipa will perform two songs from her self-titled 2017 debut album, including 'Electricity,' her latest Billboard Hot 100 collaboration. Since its debut, the popular house track has landed spots amongst Billboard’s Dance Club Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Pop Songs airplay charts.
Elliott will be a featured guest on two Ciara songs — 'Level Up' released earlier this year, and 'Dose' from her forthcoming album. This highly anticipated performance marks Ciara's first time on the AMA stage since 2005.
The three artists join previously announced performers Cardi B (featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin), Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla Sign. There will also be a tribute to Aretha Franklin, who passed away in July.
The event, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 pm EDT on ABC. 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.
- Via web at VoteAMAs.com
- Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet
Voting for New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card and Collaboration of the Year will close on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:59:59 pm PDT, one hour into the live broadcast. Voting for all other categories will close on Thursday, October 4 at 11:59:59 pm PDT.
American Music 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 September 15, 2017, through August 9, 2018.
Tickets are now on sale at axs.com.