American Music Awards announce date for 2018 ceremony
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Get ready, music fans--the American Music Awards, the largest music award show with winners decided by fans, has officially been scheduled to broadcast live on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a shift from the typical Sunday broadcast.

The awards show honors musicians across genres, as well as highlighting outstanding talent and accomplishments with categories like New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year. Nominees are chosen based on fan interactions, including such factors as digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring.

Last year's ceremony drew an increase in viewers, which is no surprise considering it provided plenty of great moments and host Tracee Ellis Ross. The broadcast included a collaboration between pop artists Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso with country duo Florida Georgia Line, plus an impressive performance from singer P!NK, known for her physical stunts onstage, who took them one step further and scaled a Los Angeles building. The night also honored musicians Whitney Houston and Chester Bennington.

The 2018 AMAs will be broadcast on ABC. Additional details, such as the host and nominees, have yet to be announced.