Dick clark productions and ABC today announced 2018 American Music Awards performances from 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 artist Halsey and global superstar Khalid, who is up for four AMAs this year. These artists join previously-announced performers Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood, and Imagine Dragons. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC.
Mariah 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. Joined by multiplatinum artists and AMAs performance veterans Halsey and Khalid, benny blanco will take the American Music Awards stage for the very first time to perform 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 by Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from YouTube Space LA. Cardi B and Drake lead this year’s nominees, with eight possible wins for 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 artist.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, 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. The 2018 American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. You can vote at VoteAMAs.com.