Taylor Swift to Open 2018 American Music Awards
Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards. The singer made the announcement Tuesday (Oct. 2) on ABC's Good Morning America. This is her first awards show performance in nearly three years.
Dick Clark Productions says the 28-year-old will sing "I Did Something Bad," from her Reputation album. Swift, a 19-time AMA winner, will compete for artist of the year alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone.
Rap is dominating this year's awards. Drake and Cardi B have eight nominations each. Sheeran and Malone each earned six nominations, while Camila Cabello is up for five honors. The fan-voted AMAs will air live on ABC Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The show will also feature Panic! At The Disco paying tribute to Queen with a performance of the rock band's iconic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody." Swift and Disco join previously-announced performers including Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid, as well as Mariah Carey, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood, first-time AMA nominee Dua Lipa and Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin. Tracee Ellis Ross will host the show, which will also feature a tribute to late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.