American Music Awards of 2018
|46th Annual American Music Awards|
American Music Awards of 2018 logo
|Date||October 9, 2018|
Los Angeles, California
|Hosted by||Tracee Ellis Ross|
|Most awards||Taylor Swift and |
Camila Cabello (4 each)
|Most nominations||Cardi B and |
Drake (8 each)
|Website||American Music Awards|
|Produced by||Dick Clark Productions|
The 46th Annual American Music Awards (branded as the 2018 American Music Awards presented by YouTube Music for sponsorship reasons) were held on October 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It aired live on ABC and was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross. Cardi B and Drake led the list of nominations with eight mentions each. Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello were the big winners, with four awards each. The late rapper and singer XXXTentacion won Favorite Soul/R&B album nearly four months after his death. His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, accepted the award.
|Taylor Swift||"I Did Something Bad"|
|Twenty One Pilots||"Jumpsuit"|
|Mariah Carey||"With You"|
|"Lost in Japan" (Remix)|
|Ella Mai||"Boo'd Up"|
|"I Like It"|
Ty Dolla Sign
|Dua Lipa||"One Kiss"|
|Carrie Underwood||"Spinning Bottles"|
|Panic! at the Disco||"Bohemian Rhapsody"[a]|
|Tribute to Aretha Franklin:[b]|
"Climb Higher Mountains"
"Mary Don't You Weep"
"How I Got Over"
"The Old Landmark"
- Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line - presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
- Amber Heard - introduced Twenty One Pilots
- Macaulay Culkin- presented Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
- Heidi Klum - presented Tour of the Year
- Chloe x Halle - introduced Mariah Carey
- John Stamos and Busy Philipps - presented Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
- Tracee Ellis Ross - introduced Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
- Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross - presented Favorite Pop/Rock Song
- Sara Gilbert and Thomas Rhett - presented Favorite Country Female Artist
- Normani and Liza Koshy - introduced Benny Blanco, Khalid and Halsey
- Billy Eichner and Kathryn Hahn - presented Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
- Constance Wu and Rita Ora - presented Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group
- The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini - introduced Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign
- Vanessa Hudgens - introduced Jennifer Lopez
- Lauren Daigle and Kane Brown - presented Favorite Soul/R&B album
- Amandla Stenberg - presented Favorite Pop/Rock Album
- Taran Killam and Leighton Meester - presented Favorite Country Male Artist
- Tracee Ellis Ross - introduced Ciara and Missy Elliott
- Tyra Banks - presented New Artist of the Year
- Tracee Ellis Ross - introduced Carrie Underwood
- Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Gwilym Lee - introduced Panic! at the Disco
- Lenny Kravitz - presented Artist of the Year
Winners and nominees
- Lewis, Hilary (September 12, 2018). "American Music Awards: Drake, Cardi B Lead 2018 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
- XXXTentacion '17' Wins Favorite Soul/R&B Album at 2018 AMAs - XXL
- Zauzmer, Emily (September 19, 2018). "Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone to Perform at the American Music Awards". People.
- "2018 Winners | American Music Awards". American Music Awards. Retrieved 2018-10-10.