Taylor Swift will open this year's American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

The 'Look What You Made Me Do' singer - who is nominated for four prizes at the upcoming ceremony - will take to the stage at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on October 9 and is hoping her fans are more excited about her performance than her beloved cat, Meredith.

The 28-year-old star announced her news in an Instagram video that was first shared on 'Good Morning America'.

Seated alongside Meredith, she said: "Good morning America. It's Taylor. I just wanted to say I'm going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance. So I wanted to..."

She then stopped speaking as Meredith got up and walked out of the shot.

Taylor then quipped: "Don't be too excited about it, my God."

And the 'Trouble' hitmaker captioned her post: "I'm opening up the American Music Awards with a performance of 'I Did Something Bad.' Meredith is not excited, but I am."

Taylor last performed at the AMAs in 2014, when she sang 'Blank Space' and also picked up the Dick Clark Award for Excellence.

The 'Love Story' singer - who has won a total of 19 awards at the ceremony in the past - isn't the only big name to be performing at the ceremony.

Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Cardi B - whose rendition of 'I Like It' with Bad Bunny and J. Balvin will mark her first awards show performance since having daughter Kulture in July - and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign are also slated to appear.

Tracee Ellis Ross is returning to host the AMAs for the second year in a row.

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