Taylor Swift to open 2018 American Music Awards with 'I Did Something Bad'
Taylor Swift's opening performance at the 2018 American Music Awards will be her first in nearly three years
Taylor Swift is all set to open the 2018 American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions and ABC today announced that the 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 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. She will compete for this category alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone.
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 ft. Ty Dolla $ign and Carrie Underwood. The show will reportedly feature a tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
The 'Look What You Made Me Do' singer is set to take the stage on the heels of her record-breaking Taylor Swift's 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.
JUST IN: We are SO excited to have global superstar @taylorswift13 opening the 2018 @AMAs with a performance of “I Did Something Bad,” marking it her first awards show performance in nearly three years! #TaylorSwiftAMAs #AMAs— Microsoft Theater (@MSTheater) October 2, 2018
Don't miss this!! Tickets: https://t.co/Hdy7h0qS5g pic.twitter.com/SWfqvbwSCd
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open in all categories. For New Artist of the Year 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. Fans can lock in their votes via web at VoteAMAs.com, or by posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet
.@taylorswift13 will OPEN the #AMAs with her first awards show performance in almost 3 YEARS...— American Music Awards (@AMAs) October 2, 2018
...and she's performing "I Did Something Bad." ONE WEEK at 8/7c on ABC. #TaylorSwiftAMAs pic.twitter.com/qi4Dq9V7RT
Voting for New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year will close on Tuesday, October 9 at 5.59 pm PDT, one hour into the live broadcast. Voting for all other categories will close on Thursday, October 4 at 11:59 pm PDT.
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, 2018, at 8.00 pm ET on ABC.