American Music Awards 2018: The pop star will open Tuesday night’s show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, which airs live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern. Dick clark productions and ABC today announced that British singer, songwriter Ella Mai will perform her smash hit “Boo’d Up” at the 2018 American Music Awards.
The British artist, who just tied the record for longest-running No. 1 song by a woman on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, will also deliver an encore performance of “Trip” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers exclusively on Xfinity On Demand immediately following the telecast. Ella Mai joins previously announced performers benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Panic! At the Disco, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, as well as a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC.
In addition to the live broadcast on ABC and encore performance from Ella Mai, Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch archival American Music Awards content on Xfinity On Demand leading up to the show, as well as have the ability to call up the full experience by saying “Show me the AMAs” into their X1 Voice Remote.