Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid added to performance roster in 2018 American Music Awards
Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced the performances for the '2018 American Music Awards'. The show will feature 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 artiste Halsey and global superstar Khalid, who is up for four AMAs this year.
The artistes join previously announced performers Post Malone, 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, October 9 at 8 p.m. EDT, on ABC.
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. Blanco will take the AMA stage for the very first time, joined by multiplatinum artistes and AMA performance veterans Halsey and Khalid, for 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.
Nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards were announced live by Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha on September 12, from YouTube Space LA. Cardi B and Drake lead this year’s nominees, with eight possible wins 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 artiste. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open in all categories. 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.
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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. American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard, 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.