Dua Lipa, Ciara, Missy Elliott added to American Music Awards lineup

Dua Lipa, Missy Elliott, and Ciara have joined an already packed list of performers for this year’s American Music Awards. On Friday (Sept. 28), Dick Clark Productions and ABC formally announced the latest additions to their top 20 radio-centric awards show roster. First-time nominee Lipa will perform her self-titled debut’s latest single “Electricity” while Elliott will reportedly join Ciara for a performance of their joint track, “Level Up.”

Ciara will also reportedly perform “Dose,” the latest single from her upcoming studio album. This year’s performance marks her long-awaited return to the AMA stage; Ciara’s last AMA performance was in 2005.

In addition to the newly added trio, Cardi B., Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign, and Carrie Underwood will also take the stage to perform during the multi-hour show.

Earlier this week, show organizers confirmed plans for a massive performance to honor the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Gladys Knight will reportedly lead the tribute which will also feature Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, and musical director Rickey Minor. The performance will primarily focus on the late singer’s gospel roots and her 1972 album, Amazing Grace.

The 2018 American Music Awards will be hosted by blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross and will air live on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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