Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018|6:13 p.m.
Taylor Swift began the American Music Awards with an explosive performance and Cardi B won the very first award of the night, committing the honor to her child.
Cardi B beat out Drake and Post Malone for preferred rap/hip-hop artist during Tuesday night’s program at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
” I truly wish to thank my child,” Cardi B said, adding: “I got ta prove people incorrect. They said I wasn’t going to make it after I had an infant.”
The rap artist gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus in July. She is married to rapper Offset of the hip-hop group Migos.
The AMAs, airing live on ABC, started with Swift onstage singing “I Did Something Bad” from her “track record” album. She was backed by more than a dozen dancers during the dramatic and smoky performance as a big snake hovered behind her onstage.
The performance marked her first awards show efficiency in three years and comes days after Swift broke her long-standing rejection to talk about politics in a lengthy Instagram post.
Other set to perform include Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, twenty one pilots and Jennifer Lopez. The program will also pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, who passed away in August.
Swift is nominated for the leading prize– artist of the year– where she will take on Ed Sheeran, Think Of Dragons, Post Malone and Drake, who tied with Cardi B for many elections with 8.
Due to their success on the pop and rap charts, Drake and Cardi B made elections in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. In the rap/hip-hop and pop/rock categories, Drake is up for preferred male artist, preferred album and favorite song with “God’s Plan.” He has the year’s top-selling album with “Scorpion” and also scored three No. 1 hits on the Signboard Hot 100 chart.
Cardi B’s collaboration with Bruno Mars, the remix of “Skill,” made two nominations and she also earned a nod for favorite music video, among others. Her album, “Invasion of Privacy,” was surprisingly shut of the preferred rap/hip-hop album classification.
Rapper-singer XXXTentacion, a streaming juggernaut prior to his death in June and later, made elections for new artist of the year and preferred soul/R&& B album for his 2017 launching, “17.” He won best new artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this month.
Sheeran and Malone, who will carry out with Ty Dolla $ign, each earned six nominations. Other entertainers consist of Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Camila Cabello, Ciara with Missy Elliott, Ella Mai, Panic! at the Disco, Dua Lipa and Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid.
The Queen of Soul will be kept in mind with an efficiency by Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans. The musicians will commemorate her gospel roots and her renowned album, “Remarkable Grace.”
Golden Globe-winning “black-ish” starlet Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting the fan-voted show and danced to a variety of hit songs following Swift’s efficiency.
Presenters consist of Tyra Banks, Chloe x Halle, Macaulay Culkin, Sara Gilbert, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz, John Stamos, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers and Rami Malek.