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 makes her grand entrance on the AMAs red carpet in a futuristic Balmain dress ahead of her first award show performance in three years.
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.
Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross, stars of the new E! reality show Ashlee+Evan, pack on the PDA on the AMAs red carpet.
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.
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 brings her 4-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn along on the AMAs red carpet.
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.