2018 American Music Awards: Voting is now open for new artist, collaboration and social artist
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Voting is now open for New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card, Collaboration of the Year, and Favorite Social Artist presented by Xfinity at the 2018 American Music Awards, which will take place on Oct. 9 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ABC will have the U.S. telecast of the show, which will be hosted for the second year in a row by Tracee Ellis Ross. The actress, who currently stars in the ABC comedy series "Black-ish," has added executive producer duties this year for the American Music Awards. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Fans can vote for all awards via web at VoteAMAs.com, and on Twitter. To vote on Twitter, fans should simply post a tweet that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet. Fans can vote for New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Social Artist 100 times per day, per category, per voting platform. For all other American Music Awards categories, fans can vote once per day, via one or both of the methods mentioned above.

With eight nominations each, Drake and Cardi B are the leading contenders for the 2018 American Music Awards. A complete list of nominations can be found here. Carrie UnderwoodImagine Dragons and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign  are the first performers announced for the show.

Here are the nominations for the categories whose voting opened on Sept. 24:

New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION
 
Collaboration of the Year
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”
 
Favorite Social Artist presented by Xfinity
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

American Music Award nominations 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. Nominees eligible for the 2018 American Music Awards those who had new music released from Sept.15, 2017, through Aug. 2, 2018. 

As previously reported, the American Music Awards show has teamed up with YouTube Music for a multi-year deal that goes into effect for the 2018 AMAs. YouTube Music has signed on as a presenting sponsor for the show.

The 2018 American Music Awards show is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Barry Adelman, Marc Bracco and "American Music Awards" host Ellis Ross are the executive producers. Larry Klein is a producer.