American Music Awards 2018: What to know about the show

Posted at 8:24 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 10:24:11-04

The American Music Awards are just hours away.

Taylor Swift will open the show — her first awards show performance in nearly three years.

Cardi B and Drake are both nominated for eight awards. Ed Sheeran and Post Malone follow with six nominations each, and Camila Cabello has five.

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Competition will be fierce for the artist of the year award with Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Sheeran and Swift all nominated in the category.

Among the performances, a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin is planned.

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the AMAs, which air live on ABC at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.

Click here for a full list of the nominees.