Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

Joann Johnston
October 10, 2018

"I just wanted to say I'm going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance", she wrote.

Taylor Swift was the big victor at this year's American Music Awards scooping Artist of the Year, Best Pop/Rock Album, Best Tour and Pop/Rock Female Artist.

Swift also opened Tuesday nifht's ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a performance of I Did Something Bad off of her album, Reputation. "Get out and vote", Swift said when accepting her trophy.

"This time it represents encouragement and motivation for me to be better, work harder and make you guys proud as much as I possibly can ... so thank you for this incredible symbol of encouragement", the Grammy-winner said".

Presenters included Tyra Banks, Chloe x Halle, Macaulay Culkin, Sara Gilbert, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz, John Stamos, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers and Rami Malek.

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While collecting the Artist of the Year award, Swift encouraged fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, as they did for her in the AMAs. Cardi B, who was tied with Drake for the most AMA nominations, won the first award of the night for favorite rap/hip-hop artist. The midterm elections on 6 November.

The AMAs, airing live on ABC, started with Swift onstage singing "I Did Something Bad" from her Reputation album. However, what really put cardi on top was her completely out of control performance of "I Like It'".

The performance climaxed with the witch-burning finale, as Swift riled up the crowd with her "light me up" chant.

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Kane Brown swept the country categories with three wins, including male artist, album and song. Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute.

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