All the details about the 2018 AMAs—including Taylor Swift’s first awards show performance in three years

The 2018 AMAs will take place on October 9th, and there will officially be performances from artists like Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and Cardi B (so it’s definitely a must-see).

Here’s everything to know about this year’s show.

The AMAs are the most democratic of the major music awards shows, with the winner in every category chosen by fans. This year’s show will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on October 9th. You’ll be able to tune in on ABC or stream the show live on if you have cable. You can also sign up to stream ABC through DirectTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV.

Who will be performing/hosting?

According to Billboard, Taylor Swift will open the 2018 AMAs with a performance of “I Did Something Bad” from her 2017 album Reputation (and it will also be her first awards show performance in three years).Other performers include Panic! at the Disco, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla Sign, Carrie Underwood, Dua Lipa, and Cardi B, who will be singing “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting.

So, who’s nominated?

Drake and Cardi B lead the nominations with eight each, while Ed Sheeran and Post Malone are tied for second with six nominations a piece. Camila Cabello is also up for her first solo awards, with a total of five nominations.

Check out more of the nominees below:

Artist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Collaboration of the Year

Tour of the Year

Favorite Music Video

Favorite Social Artist

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 Artist–Rap/Hip-Hop

Favorite Album–Rap/Hip-Hop

Favorite Song–Rap/Hip-Hop

Needless to say, we can’t freaking wait.

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