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Mariah Carey, Drake and other celebrities are set to hit the stage here

Mariah Carey, Drake and other celebrities are set to hit the stage here
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“Hero” songwriter Mariah Carey will debut the lead single “With You” from her forthcoming album in a performance at the AMAs (American Music Awards) televised ceremony at Los Angeles‘ Microsoft Theater on October 9.

This will be the first time Carey has performed on the show in 10 years.

Confirming her performance, Carey tweeted: “I’m coming back to the #AMAs!!! Can’t wait for you all to see my performance at the @AMAs on Tuesday, October 9th at 8/7c on ABC. (sic)”

The 48-year-old superstar last graced the AMAs in 2008, and she made her debut at the glitzy bash in 1991, when she performed “Someday.”

Halsey, Khalid, and Imagine Dragons are also set to perform on the night.
Cardi B and Drake lead the nominations this year with eight nods apiece.

The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker is up for New Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Social Artist, as well as Collaboration of the Year for her “Finesse” with Bruno Mars.

Drake has been shortlisted in the Favorite Album – Pop/Rock category for Scorpion and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock category for “God’s Plan.” The 31-year-old rapper is also up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop.

Ed Sheeran comes swiftly behind with six nominations for Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock and a nod for Divide in Favorite Album – Pop/Rock, while Post Malone also has six nods and will go head-to-head with Ed and Drake in the Favorite Male Artist category.

Ariana Grande will battle it out with Cardi B, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes and South Korean sensations BTS for Favorite Social Artist.

Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello has been nominated for her first AMAs prizes as a solo artist, for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist, whilst her track “Havana” with Young Thug is up for Favorite Music Video, Favorite Song and Collaboration of the Year.

Elsewhere, Khalid, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd will battle it out for Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B with Shawn Mendes, Pink and Ed Sheeran will contend for Favorite Artist.

The American Music Awards will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on October 9.

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