Singer/Songwriter Ella Mai to Perform at the "2018 American Music Awards"

By Steve Dove | Oct 5th, 2018

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. For more information on Xfinity X1, visit Xfinity.com/x1.

10 Summers Records and Interscope Records Ella Mai's awe-inspiring journey to the top of the music charts is sure to reach new heights this fall with the release of her highly anticipated debut. Executive produced by Mustard, the throwback R&B album, simply titled Ella Mai, is due Friday, Oct. 12. The British singer-songwriter continues to break long-held records with her RIAA Certified Triple-Platinum single, "Boo'd Up." The 23-year-old has solidified her standing as the first woman since Beyonce in 2012 to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Adult R&B Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. "Boo'd Up" has also now tied Mary J Blige's "Be Without You" as the longest-running No. 1 by a female artist in R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart history. The breakout star will also be joining the esteemed Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour beginning in October. Ella Mai is now available for pre-order.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now closed in all categories except New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One® Savor® Card and Collaboration of the Year.

Fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways below.

  • Via web at VoteAMAs.com
  • Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet

Voting for New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card and Collaboration of the Year will close on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5:59:59 p.m. PDT, one hour into the live broadcast.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 15, 2017, through Aug. 9, 2018.

YouTube Music is the presenting sponsor of the "2018 American Music Awards."

Capital One Savor Card and Subaru of America, Inc. are sponsors of the "2018 American Music Awards." Media partner is Cumulus Media/Westwood One.

The "2018 American Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Tracee Ellis Ross are executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.