8 Showstopping Moments From the 2018 American Music Awards Red Carpet

Updated 10/10/18

Tonight, the 2018 American Music Awards broadcasts live from Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. While we can't wait to witness Taylor Swift's first performance in three years and see whether Cardi B takes home all eight awards she's nominated for, we'd argue that the red carpet pre-show warrants just as much hype as the award show itself. See the most jaw-dropping looks, moments, and statements from the 2018 AMAs red carpet below.

Taylor Swift American Music Awards Outfit
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Taylor Swift makes her grand entrance on the AMAs red carpet in a futuristic Balmain dress ahead of her first award show performance in three years.

Tracee Ellis Ross American Music Awards Outfit
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Host Tracee Ellis Ross arrived in Pyer Moss. She'll be featuring black designers in all of her outfits throughout the night, according to her Instagram and her stylist, Karla Welch.

Dua Lipa American Music Awards Outfit
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New Artist of the Year nominee Dua Lipa graces the red carpet wearing a jaw-dropping Giambattista Valli gown—a distinctly elegant and classic look for the AMAs. 

Evan Ross Ashlee Simpson PDA American Music Awards
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Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross, stars of the new E! reality show Ashlee+Evan, pack on the PDA on the AMAs red carpet.

Cardi B Offset American Music Awards Red Carpet
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New parents Cardi B (wearing Dolce & Gabbana) and Offset of Migos cozy up to each other on the red carpet. Cardi B is tied with Drake for the most American Music Award nominations of the night.

Carrie Underwood American Music Awards Red Carpet
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Pregnant Carrie Underwood shows off her adorable baby bump in a figure-flattering Steven Khalil gown. The country singer is set to perform at tonight's show. She's expecting baby number two with husband Mike Fisher.

Ciara and Son American Music Awards Red Carpet
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Ciara brings her 4-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn along on the AMAs red carpet. 

Jennifer Lopez American Music Awards Red Carpet
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Jennifer Lopez quite literally slays the red carpet in a neon-pink dress, joining Tracee Ellis Ross, Khalid, and Vanessa Hudgens in wearing the unofficial color of the night.

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