The 46th Annual American Music Awards will take place on October 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will air live on ABC and will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross. Cardi B and Drake lead the list of nominations with eight mentions each.
The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries. American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.