It’s almost time for one of biggest more fun nights with the 2018 American Music Awards quickly approaching. But before you get ready to sit back and see tons of your faves hit the stage and collect some new hardware, we’re here to give you all the info you need to know. So let’s break it all down:

What channel is the American Music Awards on? 

They’re airing on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m., 7 p.m. central time on ABC. And if you don’t want to sit in front of your TV to catch the show, there are plenty of ways to watch it online too. 

Where can you watch the American Music Awards online?

You can actually watch ABC live online at and on the ABC app. The AMAs will be broadcasted there, like all of their other shows are, and all you need is your cable provider login.

Who is hosting the American Music Awards?

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, currently starring on the ABC comedy series Black-ish, will be hosting the show for the second year in a row.

She totally slayed last year so girl is coming back again and we have a feeling she’ll be just as great.

Who is performing at the American Music Awards?

It’s basically one giant concert at this show! Taylor Swift is opening with a performance of her song “I Did Something Bad” and the rest of the night is sure to be a treat with performances by Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Zedd, Carrie Underwood, Cardi B with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, Ella Mai, Twenty One Pilots, Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign, Dua Lipa, Benny Blacno with Halsey and Khalid, Panic! At The Disco, Mariah Carey, Ciara and Missy Elliot, and Jennifer Lopez. 

Who is nominated for an American Music Award?

There are plenty of categories fans were able to vote in, all in hopes their fave artists win big. Here’s the full breakdown:

Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Collaboration of the Year
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Video of the Year
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

Favorite Social Artist
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

Favorite ALBUM — Pop/Rock
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Favorite Song — Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Favorite Male Artist — Country
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist — Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group — Country
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album — Country
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Song  — Country
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

Favorite ARTIST — Rap/H­ip-Hop
Cardi B
Post Malone

Favorite Album — Rap/H­ip-Hop
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

Favorite Song — Rap/H­ip-hop
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Ella Mai

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Khalid American Teen

Favorite Song — Soul/R&B
Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist — Latin
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Soundtrack
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album

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