American Music Awards of 2018

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46th Annual American Music Awards
American Music Awards of 2018 logo
Date October 9, 2018
Location Microsoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
Country United States
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
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 minutes
Viewership 6.59 million
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.[1] Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello were the big winners, with four awards.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Taylor Swift "I Did Something Bad"
Twenty One Pilots "Jumpsuit"
Mariah Carey "With You"
Shawn Mendes
"Lost in Japan"
Ella Mai "Boo'd Up"
Cardi B
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
"I Like It"
Benny Blanco
Post Malone
Ty Dolla $ign
"Better Now"
Dua Lipa "One Kiss"
Jennifer Lopez Limitless
Camila Cabello "Consequences"
Missy Elliott
"Level Up"
Carrie Underwood[2] "Spinning Bottles"
Panic! At the Disco "Bohemian Rhapsody"
(Broadcast Live from Sydney, Australia)
Gladys Knight
Mary Mary
Donnie McClurkin
CeCe Winans
(with musical director Ricky Minor)
Aretha Franklin tribute


Winners and nominees[edit]

Artist of the Year[3] New Artist of the Year
Collaboration of the Year Video of the Year
Tour of the Year Favorite Social Artist
Favorite Soundtrack Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist – Country Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Duo or Group – Country Favorite Album – Country
Favorite Song – Country Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music


  1. ^ Lewis, Hilary (September 12, 2018). "American Music Awards: Drake, Cardi B Lead 2018 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Zauzmer, Emily (September 19, 2018). "Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone to Perform at the American Music Awards". People.
  3. ^ "2018 Winners | American Music Awards". American Music Awards. Retrieved 2018-10-10.