Taylor Swift To Open 2018 American Music Awards With First Awards Show Performance In Nearly 3 Years

Taylor Swift is set to kick off the festivities at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, October 9.

The 28-year-old singer made the announcement on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday where she confirmed she will take to the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to open the ceremony.

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Dick Clark Productions has revealed that Swift will perform “I Did Something Bad,” from her chart-topping 2017 album Reputation. It will mark her first awards show performance since February 2016 when she sang at the Grammys.

The “Look What You Made Me Do” hitmaker is also nominated for Artist of the Year alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, and Post Malone.

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Rap dominates the majority of this year’s awards categories, with Drake and Cardi B leading the pack with eight nominations each. Sheeran and Malone follow closely behind with six nominations apiece, while Camila Cabello is up for five trophies.

Panic! At The Disco will pay tribute to Queen at the event with a rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Other live performers include Malone, Khalid, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Cardi B, and Dua Lipa.

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The fan-voted AMAs will air live on October 9.

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