American Music Awards of 2018

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46th Annual American Music Awards
American Music Awards of 2018 logo
DateOctober 9, 2018
LocationMicrosoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byTracee Ellis Ross
Most awards
Most nominations
WebsiteAmerican Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime131 minutes
Viewership6.59 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 46th Annual American Music Awards 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 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.[2]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Taylor Swift "I Did Something Bad"
Twenty One Pilots "Jumpsuit"
Mariah Carey "With You"
Shawn Mendes
"Lost in Japan" (Remix)
Cardi B
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
"I Like It"
Benny Blanco
Post Malone
Ty Dolla Sign
"Better Now"
Dua Lipa "One Kiss"
Jennifer Lopez "Limitless"
Camila Cabello "Consequences"
Missy Elliott
"Level Up"
Carrie Underwood[3] "Spinning Bottles"
Panic! at the Disco "Bohemian Rhapsody"[a]
Gladys Knight
Donnie McClurkin
CeCe Winans
Mary Mary
Tribute to Aretha Franklin:[b]
"Amazing Grace"
"Climb Higher Mountains"
"Mary Don't You Weep"
"How I Got Over"
"The Old Landmark"


  • ^[a] Broadcast live from Sydney, Australia.
  • ^[b] With musical director Ricky Minor.


Winners and nominees[edit]

Artist of the Year[4] New Artist of the Year
Collaboration of the Year Favorite Music Video
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. ^ XXXTentacion '17' Wins Favorite Soul/R&B Album at 2018 AMAs - XXL
  3. ^ Zauzmer, Emily (September 19, 2018). "Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone to Perform at the American Music Awards". People.
  4. ^ "2018 Winners | American Music Awards". American Music Awards. Retrieved 2018-10-10.