Washington: Good news for all the Taylor Swift fans, as the singer will open the 2018 American Music Awards.
She made the announcement recently on ABC’S ‘Good Morning America’ show. This will be her first award show performance in nearly three years, reported Billboard.
“Good Morning, America. It’s Taylor. I just wanted to say I’m going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance,” said Swift.
She posted a video of the same on her Instagram account, writing, “I’m opening up the American Music Awards with a performance of “I Did Something Bad.” Meredith is not excited, but I am. #AMAs”
Dick Clark Productions said that the star will sing, ‘I Did Something Bad’, from her album ‘ Reputation’. Swift, a 19-time AMA winner, will also compete for ‘Artist of the Year’ alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone.
Swift is also nominated in three other categories including Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Reputation) and Tour of the Year (Reputation Stadium Tour), reported E! Online.
Rap is dominating this year’s award ceremony. Drake and Cardi B have eight nominations each; Ed Sheeran and Malone have earned six nominations each, while Camila Cabello has gotten five nominations.
The music award show will also feature performances from other artists including Panic! At The Disco paying tribute to Queen with a performance of the rock band’s hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood, Dua Lipa and Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin.
American actor Tracee Ellis Ross will host the show, which will also feature a tribute to late Aretha Franklin. The show will air live on ABC on October 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.