Taylor Swift Is Opening the 2018 American Music Awards

The global superstar will be performing her song “I Did Something Bad” at the show.

Taylor Swift is headed to the AMAs!

The global superstar revealed the news on Twitter this morning, stating that she will be opening the show next week, marking Swift’s first awards show performance in nearly three years. She’s reportedly performing her smash hit “I Did Something Bad,” which is featured on her recently released album reputation. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her fifth leader on the chart.

A 19-time American Music Award winner, Swift garnered four 2018 nominations and is the current record holder of most wins for Artist of the Year, a category for which she is nominated again this year. She is nominated for Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock.

Swift joins previously announced performers benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Panic! At the Disco, Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood and a moving tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

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Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.