The American Music Awards 2018: What time, what channel, who is performing at the AMAs?

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The 46th American Music Awards ceremony, where the fans pick the winners, is set for Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift will open the star-studded show, that will be broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will be the first time in nearly three years that Swift has performed at an awards show.

Here’s what you need to know about the show.

What time: The show begins at 8 p.m. ET

What channel: The AMAs will be broadcast live on ABC.

Who is hosting: Tracee Ellis Ross, star of "black-ish," is hosting.

What about a pre-show: The pre-show will be hosted by Jessie James Decker, Scott Evans, AJ Gibson, Erika Jayne, Laura Marano and Zach Sang. The two-hour show will stream live from the Microsoft Theater beginning at 6 p.m. ET. You can watch the show on YouTube. Find it here. You can also watch on Twitter by going here: or via @AMAs.

Who has the most nominations: Cardi B and Drake tied with eight nominations. Ed Sheeran and Post Malone each have six nominations, and Camila Cabello, has five nominations.

Who is nominated for Artist of the Year: 


Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Who is up for Favorite Music Video: 

Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug “Havana”

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”

Drake “God’s Plan”

ExploreFor a complete list of nominees, click here.

Who is presenting:

Kelsea Ballerini

Tyra Banks

Kane Brown

Chloe x Halle

Macaulay Culkin

Lauren Daigle

Billy Eichner

Sara Gilbert

Kathryn Hahn

Amber Heard

Vanessa Hudgens

Taran Killam & Leighton Meester

Heidi Klum

Liza Koshy

Lenny Kravitz


Rita Ora

Busy Philipps

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Thomas Rhett

Evan Ross & Ashlee Simpson-Ross

John Stamos

Amandla Stenberg

The Chainsmokers

Constance Wu

the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” including Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Gwilym Lee

Who is performing: Here is a list of some of those scheduled to perform:

benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid,

Camila Cabello

Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Mariah Carey

Ciara featuring Missy Elliott

Dua Lipa

Jennifer Lopez

Ella Mai

Panic! At The Disco

Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Shawn Mendes with Zedd

Taylor Swift

Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

Anything special: There will be a tribute to Aretha Franklin who passed away in August.

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