Ciara to Host 2019 American Music Awards, Plus New Performers Announced


Kesha & Big Freedia have been added to the already-stacked performer lineup.

It's time to level up: Ciara is set to host the 2019 American Music Awards, Billboard can exclusively reveal.

This gig comes a year after the songstress took the stage at the 2018 AMAs to perform "Level Up" alongside Missy Elliott. The role will be no big deal for Ciara, a hosting veteran who co-hosted the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris.

Additionally, Keshajoined by Big Freedia, will make her return to the AMA stage for her first performance since 2013. The duo will likely perform their recently released single "Raising Hell" and will join previously announced performers Shania TwainCamila Cabello, Billie EilishSelena Gomez, Dua LipaLizzoThomas Rhett and Artist of the Decade recipient Taylor Swift.

The 2019 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Voting is still open until Nov. 20 for all categories at or by going to and using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.”

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