Ciara, Missy Elliott, And More To Perform At The 2018 American Music Awards

The 2018 American Music Awards is already shaping up to be one incredible evening.

On Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, Dick Clark Productions and ABC added to its already impressive lineup of performers at the 2018 AMAs with the likes of Ciara, Missy Elliott, and Dua Lipa gearing up to hit the stage, Entertainment Tonight reports.

Former "1, 2 Step" collaborators Ciara and Missy Elliott will reunite at the event with performances of the R&B singer's latest singles "Level Up" and "Dose." Meanwhile, English singer Dua Lipa is slated to perform her recent hit "Electricity," as well as a second unannounced song.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, the likes of Cardi B and Drake lead the pack this year with eight nominations each. The two will face off against Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift for the coveted prize of Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is set to host the award show for the second year in a row.

As revealed earlier this month, the event will also feature performances by Benny Blanco alongside Halsey and Khalid, Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign, Carrie Underwood, and Mariah Carey. Additionally, Cardi B will give her first televised performance since giving birth to her first child, daughter Kulture, with husband Offset in July 2018. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper will be joined by Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

According to a recent report by the Associated Press, the AMAs will also include a tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died at the age of 76 in mid-August (via Billboard). As the tribute will be led by friend Gladys Knight, we have a feeling it'll be much better received than Madonna's tone-deaf tribute to the late Queen of Soul at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards last month. In any case, Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, seems to think so. As she stated to the publication, "When I heard some of the initial ideas for the tribute, I knew without a doubt that this tribute will go down as one of the best in American music."

Be sure to tune into the event later this fall to catch these performances and to see if your faves win. The 46th annual American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.