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American Music Awards 2018: Best dressed stars hit the red carpet

Jennifer Lopez takes the plunge in hot pink gown as she leads best dressed stars alongside Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Amber Heard at American Music Awards

By Heather Waugh For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:11 EDT, 9 October 2018 | Updated: 04:03 EDT, 10 October 2018

Some of the biggest names in music lit up the red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

The 2018 American Music Awards kicked off in spectacular fashion as celebrities from music, TV and film showed off their glitziest outfits in an effort to make their mark on the best dressed lists from the night.

Leading the way was Jennifer Lopez, who stunned in a hot pink dress with and extreme plunging neckline.

J-Lo shared the spotlight with a metallic-clad Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood who glowed in classic black and Amber Heard who glittered in a strapless gown.

Metallic chic: The 28-year-old songstress made her mark in a super short silver Balmain mini dress with matching thigh-high boots Metallic chic: The 28-year-old songstress made her mark in a super short silver Balmain mini dress with matching thigh-high boots

Metallic chic: The 28-year-old songstress made her mark in a super short silver Balmain mini dress with matching thigh-high boots

Taylor's super short Balmain frock featured a high-neckline and long sleeves and she rocked a '60's makeup look with thick feline eyeliner flicks.

The 28-year-old Wildest Dreams hitmaker opted for an updo with soft bangs framing her face and rectangular earrings added to the retro vibe of her ensemble.

Taylor will be opening the show, marking her first awards show performance in nearly three years, singing I Did Something Bad from her Reputation album.

She is competing for Artist of the Year against Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone.

Nailed it: Taylor's locks were swept up in an elegant updo with soft bangs framing her face

Nailed it: Taylor's locks were swept up in an elegant updo with soft bangs framing her face

Hot metal: The songstress, who will be opening the show, rocked 1960s vibes with her look Hot metal: The songstress, who will be opening the show, rocked 1960s vibes with her look

Hot metal: The songstress, who will be opening the show, rocked 1960s vibes with her look

Bring it on in Balmain like Taylor

Oh look what you made Taylor do! She's back with a vengeance, and this time wearing a head to toe Balmain ensemble. The songstress showed off her toned physique in a silver slicked ensemble by the French fashion house at the 2018 American Music Awards.

Tay Tay's dress is fresh from the Spring 2019 collection, which she paired with the matching boots. Talk about sartorial excellence! Taylor has long been a fan of Balmain, and has often spotted wearing the brand in her music videos and on the red carpet.

This disco ball long sleeve mini commands attention with its dazzling embellishment and prominent shoulders. The ultra mini hem shows off her long legs as well.

Sadly this exact one is not yet on sale but check out more from the powerhouse designer, Balmain at Neiman Marcus by clicking right.

Or, if you're seeing stars like Taylor, then check out our edit below of killer disco worthy mini dresses.

* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED …NOW GET ONE LIKE IT She's back! Taylor is competing for Artist of the Year against Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone

She's back! Taylor is competing for Artist of the Year against Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone

Showstopper: Taylor stole the spotlight in her figure-hugging mini dress and sexy thigh-high boots

Showstopper: Taylor stole the spotlight in her figure-hugging mini dress and sexy thigh-high boots

Iconic: Jennifer Lopez was sizzling in a hot pink Georges Chakra gown with plunging neckline and thigh-high slit

Iconic: Jennifer Lopez was sizzling in a hot pink Georges Chakra gown with plunging neckline and thigh-high slit

Jennifer Lopez proved her red carpet prowess as ever as she stunned in a hot pink Georges Chakra dress which showed plenty of cleavage and some leg with a slinky thigh-high slit.

A black strip around her waist accentuated her curves and she elevated her height with some towering black platform heels.

The songstress is going to be performing during the night, singing Limitless from her movie Second Act.

Mom-to-be Carrie Underwood, who is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher, wore a black velvet cold-shoulder gown as she cradled her baby bump on the red carpet.

Red carpet pro: The 49-year-old looked incredible as she showed off a pretty updo and smokey eye Red carpet pro: The 49-year-old looked incredible as she showed off a pretty updo and smokey eye

Red carpet pro: The 49-year-old looked incredible as she showed off a pretty updo and smokey eye

Burst of color: J-Lo played up for cameras as she toyed with the sheer shoulder train

Burst of color: J-Lo played up for cameras as she toyed with the sheer shoulder train

Ageless: Lopez will be performing her song Limitless from the soundtrack for her movie Second Act during the night

Ageless: Lopez will be performing her song Limitless from the soundtrack for her movie Second Act during the night

Backless beauty: Lopez turned around to reveal  strappy detail on the back of her gown

Backless beauty: Lopez turned around to reveal strappy detail on the back of her gown

Mom-to-be: Carrie Underwood, who will be performing during the night, glowed in a velvet black dress  Mom-to-be: Carrie Underwood, who will be performing during the night, glowed in a velvet black dress

Mom-to-be: Carrie Underwood, who will be performing during the night, glowed in a velvet black dress

Bumping along: The 35-year-old country singer is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher 

Bumping along: The 35-year-old country singer is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher

Glowing: Carrie looked flawless with her blonde locks styled in a side parting and opted for gold earrings

Glowing: Carrie looked flawless with her blonde locks styled in a side parting and opted for gold earrings

Golden girl: Actress Amber Heard accentuated her tiny waist in a glittering gold strapless dress with patent heels Golden girl: Actress Amber Heard accentuated her tiny waist in a glittering gold strapless dress with patent heels

Golden girl: Actress Amber Heard accentuated her tiny waist in a glittering gold strapless dress with patent heels

Elegant look: Amber, 32, looked lovely with her hair up showing off her plunging sweetheart neckline

Elegant look: Amber, 32, looked lovely with her hair up showing off her plunging sweetheart neckline

Hollywood beauty: The Aquaman actress showed off dramatic eyeliner which accentuated her features along with a nude lip

Hollywood beauty: The Aquaman actress showed off dramatic eyeliner which accentuated her features along with a nude lip

The 35-year-old country crooner flashed some leg with a sexy slit and opted for gold accessories to complement the glittery embroidery of her gown.

Competing for the spotlight was Cardi B who made quite the entrance in a floral ballgown with corset bodice and matching headpiece.

The 25-year-old I Like It rapper, who welcomed baby daughter Kulture in July, arrived with husband Offset who looked dapper in a plum hued suit.

The couple, who married in a secret ceremony just over a year ago, put on a loved up display on the red carpet.

Floral explosion: Cardi B turned up in a stunning gown with corset attached and matching floral headpiece

Floral explosion: Cardi B turned up in a stunning gown with corset attached and matching floral headpiece

I Like It: The rapper flashed some leg from beneath her voluminous skirt and also gave a generous glimpse of her cleavage I Like It: The rapper flashed some leg from beneath her voluminous skirt and also gave a generous glimpse of her cleavage

I Like It: The rapper flashed some leg from beneath her voluminous skirt and also gave a generous glimpse of her cleavage

Loved up: The 25-year-old I Like It rapper, who welcomed baby daughter Kulture in July, arrived with husband Offset who looked dapper in a plum hued suit

Loved up: The 25-year-old I Like It rapper, who welcomed baby daughter Kulture in July, arrived with husband Offset who looked dapper in a plum hued suit

Prom princess: Singer Dua Lipa arrived in a white heavily ruched off-the-shoulder gown by Giambattista Valli Prom princess: Singer Dua Lipa arrived in a white heavily ruched off-the-shoulder gown by Giambattista Valli

Prom princess: Singer Dua Lipa arrived in a white heavily ruched off-the-shoulder gown by Giambattista Valli

Wedding chic? The British pop beauty wore a super dramatic look to the awards bas

Wedding chic? The British pop beauty wore a super dramatic look to the awards bas

Cardi is up for eight awards during the night including Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop.

Vanessa Hudgens, 29, positively glowed as she arrived in a blush pink plunging satin Cushnie gown.

The brunette beauty wore her brunette bob styled sleekly to one side and showed off a fresh and subtle pastel makeup look.

Airing live on ABC Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting the show for the second year in a row.

Fans can look forward to performances from Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone and many more.

Legs eleven: Ciara looked flawless in a zip-detail DSquared2 dress with sky-scraper heels Legs eleven: Ciara looked flawless in a zip-detail DSquared2 dress with sky-scraper heels

Legs eleven: Ciara looked flawless in a zip-detail DSquared2 dress with sky-scraper heels

Model beauty: Project Runway star Heidi Klum wore a daring black Julien MacDonald dress with sheer crochet portions Model beauty: Project Runway star Heidi Klum wore a daring black Julien MacDonald dress with sheer crochet portions

Model beauty: Project Runway star Heidi Klum wore a daring black Julien MacDonald dress with sheer crochet portions

Mixing it up: Tyra Banks showed her flair for red carpet style as she teamed a sparkly skirt with a voluminous white blouse Mixing it up: Tyra Banks showed her flair for red carpet style as she teamed a sparkly skirt with a voluminous white blouse

Mixing it up: Tyra Banks showed her flair for red carpet style as she teamed a sparkly skirt with a voluminous white blouse

Curves on parade: Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Chantel Jeffries stunned in a skimpy strapless dress Curves on parade: Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Chantel Jeffries stunned in a skimpy strapless dress

Curves on parade: Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Chantel Jeffries stunned in a skimpy strapless dress

Together again: Reunited couple G-Eazy and Halsey cuddled up on the red carpet following their brief split earlier this year Together again: Reunited couple G-Eazy and Halsey cuddled up on the red carpet following their brief split earlier this year

Together again: Reunited couple G-Eazy and Halsey cuddled up on the red carpet following their brief split earlier this year

Popstrel: The 24-year-old Bad At Love hitmaker wore a purple strapless tulle Redemption gown

Popstrel: The 24-year-old Bad At Love hitmaker wore a purple strapless tulle Redemption gown

Hip-hop dominates this year's awards with Drake and Cardi B racking up eight nominations each.

The Bodak Yellow hitmaker received nominations including for New Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Social Artist as well as Collaboration of the Year for her song Finesse with Bruno Mars.

Cardi's performance will be her first at an awards show since welcoming daughter Kulture Kiari with husband Offset in July. She will take the stage with Bad Bunny and J Balvin to perform I Like It.

Drake got nods in the Favorite Album – Pop/Rock category for Scorpion and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock category for God's Plan.

The 31-year-old rapper also receives nods for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop.

Glowing: Country singer Jessie James Decker rocked a cut-out black jumpsuit with metallic stilettos Glowing: Country singer Jessie James Decker rocked a cut-out black jumpsuit with metallic stilettos

Glowing: Country singer Jessie James Decker rocked a cut-out black jumpsuit with metallic stilettos

Blonde beauty: Ashlee Simpson oozed glamour in a Monique Lhuillier wrap dress embellished with sequins

Blonde beauty: Ashlee Simpson oozed glamour in a Monique Lhuillier wrap dress embellished with sequins

Date night: The singer's husband Evan Ross coordinated in a snazzy blue suit

Date night: The singer's husband Evan Ross coordinated in a snazzy blue suit

Beauties in black: Camila Cabello in Armani Prive and Busy Philipps in  Michael Kors opted for evening chic Beauties in black: Camila Cabello in Armani Prive and Busy Philipps in  Michael Kors opted for evening chic

Beauties in black: Camila Cabello in Armani Prive and Busy Philipps in Michael Kors opted for evening chic

Screen beauties: Actresses Kathryn Hahn and Cobie Smulders flashed their pins in very stylish mini dresses Screen beauties: Actresses Kathryn Hahn and Cobie Smulders flashed their pins in very stylish mini dresses

Screen beauties: Actresses Kathryn Hahn and Cobie Smulders flashed their pins in very stylish mini dresses

Oscar-worthy: Actress Laura Marano shimmered in a strapless gown Oscar-worthy: Actress Laura Marano shimmered in a strapless gown

Oscar-worthy: Actress Laura Marano shimmered in a strapless gown

Camera ready: Rita Ora brought some drama in a black gown with floral embroidery

Camera ready: Rita Ora brought some drama in a black gown with floral embroidery

Blonde bombshell: Bebe Rexha looked incredible in a black glittery gown with silver lines Blonde bombshell: Bebe Rexha looked incredible in a black glittery gown with silver lines

Blonde bombshell: Bebe Rexha looked incredible in a black glittery gown with silver lines

Sheeran and Malone each earned six nominations, while Camila Cabello is up for five awards.

Sheeran will be battling it out for Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for Divide.

Cabello – in her first American Music Awards as a solo artist – has received nods in the New Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock categories.

Her track Havana with Young Thug has been honored with nominations in Favorite Music Video, Favorite Song – Pop/Rock and Collaboration of the Year.

Pastel hues: The night's emcee Tracee Ellis Ross was  chic in a blush suit while Ella Mai opted for a baby blue two-piece Pastel hues: The night's emcee Tracee Ellis Ross was  chic in a blush suit while Ella Mai opted for a baby blue two-piece

Pastel hues: The night's emcee Tracee Ellis Ross was chic in a blush suit while Ella Mai opted for a baby blue two-piece

Cute couple: Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui brought some drama in a purple gown as she was accompanied by boyfriend Ty Dolla Sign

Cute couple: Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui brought some drama in a purple gown as she was accompanied by boyfriend Ty Dolla Sign

Ravishing in red: TV personality Keltie Knight flashed some leg in a fringed gown Ravishing in red: TV personality Keltie Knight flashed some leg in a fringed gown

Ravishing in red: TV personality Keltie Knight flashed some leg in a fringed gown

Strike a pose: Makeup artist Patrick Starrr made quite the entrance in a a voluminous red-orange tiered gown with plenty of ruffles

Strike a pose: Makeup artist Patrick Starrr made quite the entrance in a a voluminous red-orange tiered gown with plenty of ruffles

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

The AMAs will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, died of pancreatic cancer at age 76 in August, and Queen.

AMA nominees are based on key fan interactions including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring.

The measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, reflecting the time period from September 15, 2017 through August 9 2018.

Quite a look! Pop star Poppy made a statement in a ruffled pink dress with black face mask

Quite a look! Pop star Poppy made a statement in a ruffled pink dress with black face mask

Belles of the ball: Actress Lana Condor and singer Tiffany Young opted for ballgown chic Belles of the ball: Actress Lana Condor and singer Tiffany Young opted for ballgown chic

Belles of the ball: Actress Lana Condor and singer Tiffany Young opted for ballgown chic

Sister sister: R&B duo Chloe x Halle opted for high-neck gowns in vibrant hues

Sister sister: R&B duo Chloe x Halle opted for high-neck gowns in vibrant hues

Disco divas: Amara La Negra shimmered in a blue suit and statement silver earrings while Constance Wu wore a colorful sequinned mini Disco divas: Amara La Negra shimmered in a blue suit and statement silver earrings while Constance Wu wore a colorful sequinned mini

Disco divas: Amara La Negra shimmered in a blue suit and statement silver earrings while Constance Wu wore a colorful sequinned mini

2018 American Music Awards Winners

Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift – WINNER

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Drake, Scorpion

Ed Sheeran, Divide

Taylor Swift, Reputation – WINNER

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)" – WINNER

Drake, "God's Plan"

Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown – WINNER

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line- WINNER

Lanco

Favorite Album – Country

Kane Brown, Kane Brown – WINNER

Luke Combs, This One's for You

Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Song – Country

Kane Brown, "Heaven"- WINNER

Dan + Shay, "Tequila"

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B – WINNER

Drake

Post Malone

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Scorpio

Lil Uzi Ver, Luv Is Rage 2

Post Malone, Beerbongs + Bentleys – WINNER

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" – WINNER

Drake, "God's Plan"

Post Malone, "Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)"

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Khalid – WINNER

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Ella Mai

Rihanna – WINNER

SZA

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Khalid – American Teen

SZA – CTRL

XXXTENTACION – 17 – WINNER

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Khalid – "Young Dumb & Broke"

Ella Mai – "Boo'd Up"

Bruno Mars & Cardi B – "Finesse" – WINNER

New Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello – WINNER

Cardi B

Khalid

Dua Lipa

XXXTentacion

Collaboration of the Year

Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)" – WINNER

Post Malone, "Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)"

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse"

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, "The Middle"

Favorite Music Video

Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)" – WINNER

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"

Drake, "God's Plan"

Favorite Artist – EDM

The Chainsmokers

Marshmello – WINNER

Zedd

Tour of the Year

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift- WINNER

U2

Favorite Soundtrack

Black Panther – WINNER

The Greatest Showman

The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Drake

Post Malone – WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift- WINNER

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Migos – WINNER

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At the Disco – WINNER

Portugal. The Man

Favorite Artist – Latin

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee- WINNER

Ozuna

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Shawn Mendes – WINNER

Pink

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle – WINNER

MercyMe

Zach Williams

Favorite Social Artist

BTS- WINNER

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

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