The American Music Awards (AMAs) delivered a star-studded night with performances from Carrie Underwood, Cardi B, Panic! At the Disco, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift and many more.
Tracee Ellis Ross came back to host the awards on ABC.
Along with performing her hit, “I Did Something Bad,” Taylor Swift took home four awards including: Pop/Rock Album, Tour of the Year, Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Artist of the Year, making her the most decorated female artist in AMAs history. She beat Whitney Houston’s record for the most AMAs won by a female artist.
— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) October 10, 2018
Not only did Swift make history and break a record but she was the only female nominee in the Album and Artist categories and won both. She also won in all of the categories she was nominated for. This brings her total to 23, one less than Michael Jackson.
Swift opened up the show, as we previously reported, with the tour version of her song “I Did Something Bad”. She even brought out a large snake to accompany her. Swift did not come to play. This was her first awards show performance in nearly three years and her fifth time performing at the AMAs.
The show, however, bleeped out her iconic line, “If a man talks s#!t, then I owe him nothing…”
Before the show started, Swift wowed in a disco esque outfit on the red carpet.
Photo credits: eonline
She posted on Instagram a bit about her political beliefs and told people to register to vote for the upcoming election.
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈
Swift got political in her speech for Artist of the Year too saying “These awards are voted for by the people and so is something else. Make sure you vote on November 6th.”
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) October 10, 2018
She also hinted that she may be working on TS7…
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLAMedia) October 10, 2018
Here is a list of all the winners.
We are so proud of you Taylor. She’s doing better than she ever was.
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