Here's How to Watch the 2018 American Music Awards — and What to Expect
The American Music Awards are back with last year's fan-favorite host and a slew of performers that run the gamut from Top 40 mainstay to all-out legend. Billboard reports that Tracee Ellis Ross will be reprising her role as emcee this year when ABC airs the show on October 9.
Just like in previous years, the show's winners are decided by the fans, who vote online and via social media. Music lovers have been tweeting out their ballots since the nominees were announced earlier this month, hoping to get their favorite acts a little hardware. Drake and Cardi B. (who is also performing) are leading the pack, with eight nominations each.
Performers include Imagine Dragons, Carrie Underwood and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign. For the first time, Benny Blanco will hit the stage with Halsey and Khalid to perform their hit "Eastside." But when it comes to star power, it'll be tough to top Mariah Carey, who returns to the AMAs to perform for the first time since 2008. With 10 American Music Awards under her rhinestone belt, she's a vet that never disappoints. She'll debut her new single, "With You," which is set to appear on her forthcoming album.
Don't have a TV? Don't worry. The show will stream live on ABC.com, so get your screens ready. Plus, viewers can vote for the awards right up until show time, so it's never too late to get in on the action.