Showstopping performances and massive winners had been highlights the annual present
Taylor Swift was the large winner on the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday (Oct ninth) night time held in Los Angeles. The singer kicked f the night time with a fiery, heart-pumping present opening efficiency her single “I Did Something Bad,” in a glittery one piece and thigh excessive boots as a cobra emerged over the flames on stage. She then reclaimed the stage quite a few occasions all through the present to to simply accept 4 awards — surpassing Whitney Houston’s report 21 trophies, and setting a brand new AMA report for many wins by a feminine all time, 23!
The 2018 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards present, was hosted by ABC’s black-ish star, Tracee Ellis Ross, for the second 12 months in a row! Ross wowed followers along with her comedic timing, wit and quite a few costume adjustments all through the night time, the place music followers watched their favourite artists and popular culture icons come collectively to have a good time icons, musicians breaking obstacles and people new to the modern music scene, reside from the Microst Theater in Los Angeles final night time (Tues, Oct ninth) on ABC.
Jennifer Lopez took the stage to sing her new highly effective ballad, “Limitless” from her movie Second Act, and per normal wowed viewers with an electrical efficiency and shifting message.
Record-breaking feminine rapper, Cardi B, took over the AMA stage with a vibrant, Latin-inspired efficiency her hit single “I Like It,” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny.
Gospel and soul’s largest names got here out to salute the Queen Soul, Aretha Franklin, in an uplifting efficiency directed by musical savant, Rickey Minor. Gladys Knight, CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Ledisi and Mary Mary sang gospel songs that Ms. Franklin had turn out to be synonymous with like “Amazing Grace” and “Climbing Higher Mountains,” that bought the viewers to their toes and reminded us why Aretha reigned Queen.
Live from Brisbane, Australia, rock duo Panic! on the Disco carried out Queen’s cult basic rock ballad, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” that bought the gang singing alongside. The forged the upcoming biopic concerning the tune’s unique creators, together with Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee, had been onstage in Los Angeles to introduce the nostalgic efficiency.
Other memorable moments included Benny Blanco with Halsey & Khalid, Cardi B’s return to the award present stage after giving start, Ciara and Missy Elliott’s dance inducing efficiency their collab “Level Up,” Ella Mai’s efficiency “Boo’d Up,” and her particular encore efficiency introduced by Xfinity.
The night included extra knockout performances from Camila Cabello, Carrie Underwood, Dua Lipa, Mariah Carey, Post Malone that includes Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes with Zedd and Twenty One Pilots.
American Music Awards nominees are based mostly on key fan interactions as mirrored on Billboard.com, together with streaming, album and digital tune gross sales, radio airplay, social exercise and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its information companions, together with Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and replicate the time interval September 15, 2017 by August 9, 2018.
YouTube Music is the presenting sponsor the 2018 American Music Awards. Capital One Savor Card and Subaru America, Inc. are sponsors the 2018 American Music Awards. Media accomplice is Cumulus Media/Westwood One.
The 2018 American Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Tracee Ellis Ross are Executive Producers. Larry Klein is Producer.
Artist the Year
Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
Favorite Duo or Group Pop/Rock
Favorite Album Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift fame
Favorite Song Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello that includes Young Thug “Havana”
Favorite Male Artist Country
Favorite Female Artist Country
Favorite Duo or Group Country
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album Country
Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
Favorite Song Country
Kane Brown “Heaven”
Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Post Malone “Beerbongs & Bentlys”
Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B
Favorite Album Soul/R&B
Favorite Song Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”
Tour the Year
Favorite Music Video
Camila Cabello that includes Young Thug “Havana”
Favorite Artist Alternative Rock
Panic! At The Disco
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist Latin
Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist Electronic Dance Music
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
Favorite Social Artist the Year Presented By Xfinity
New Artist the Year Presented By Capital One Savor Card
Collaboration the Year
Camila Cabello that includes Young Thug, “Havana”