How to Watch 2018 American Music Awards: Live Stream Red Carpet, Performances and More

How to Watch 2018 American Music Awards
Diana Ross poses in the press room during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. The 2018 AMAs will live stream on ABC. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The 2018 American Music Video Awards are set to air live on Tuesday night. Some of the biggest names in music are expected to flood the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the annual awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the daughter of last year's Lifetime Achievement recipient, Diana Ross.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Ellis Ross, who is also an AMA executive producer, is hosting the awards show for the second time. Diana Ross hosted the show back in 1986 and 1987. Ellis Ross told People magazine she relied on some of her mother's age-old wisdom to prep her for an evening of hosting duties.

"My mom told me really young when I was singing in a talent show in high school and so terrified that nervousness and excitement are actually the same feeling in your body, but just have a different label," Ellis Ross said during an interview released on Tuesday. "The thing that's so interesting is that my career is filled with nerve-racking, risky things, and I have a tendency to be like, 'That's scary, let's do it,' because that's just the person I am."

The Black-ish star added: "I get nervous because I care. I get excited because it's something that I enjoy doing, so I just lean in."

In addition to Ellis Ross, dozens of celebrities are expected to hit the stage to hand out awards to nominees like Cardi B and Drake, both of whom are tied with eight nominations each. Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran are all trailing behind with multiple nominations.

Some of the biggest presenters of the night include: Heidi Klum, Busy Philipps, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson-Ross, John Stamos, Constance Wu and the cast of "Bohemian Rhapsody" including Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Tyra Banks, Kane Brown, Chloe x Halle, Lauren Daigle, Billy Eichner, Kathryn Hahn, Liza Koshy, Normani, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers and Gwilym Lee.

Meanwhile, Swift will give a performance at the AMAs for the first time in three years. Cardi, Malone, Ty Dolla $ign, Panic! at the Disco, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Jennifer Lopez, Ella Mai, Mariah Carey, Twenty One Pilots and Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid are expected to perform as well.

The AMAs kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Viewers who don't have access to TV can live stream the event via ABC's website as well as the ABC Go app. Dick Clark Productions will also feature a live stream of the AMAs red carpet leading up to the actual ceremony on the AMAs official YouTube Channel. Red Carpet coverage runs from 6 p.m. ET until the ceremony starts at 8 p.m.

Tonight is going to be EPIC with me hosting the @AMAs LIVE at 8|7c on @ABCNetwork! #AMAs

— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) October 9, 2018