BTS Crowned Winner Of Favorite Social Artist At 2018 American Music Awards

Brenda Watkins
October 10, 2018

The pop star won four awards on the evening, but saved her most notable words for encouraging people to get out and vote in November.

"I'm so nervous, you guys", Cleopatra Bernard said as she took the stage to accept the award on her son's behalf. And I just wanted to make a mention of the fact that this award, and every single award given out tonight, were voted on by the people.

He told the audience they should register to vote if they cared for "equality for women, for people of colour, for the LGBTQ community, if you believe that climate change is real". In a lengthy essay, Swift said she couldn't vote for Republican Marsha Blackburn due to her positions on issues such as equal pay, domestic violence and gay rights and instead threw her support behind former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.

The singer racked up wins for favourite pop/rock album for "reputation", tour of the year, and artist of the year.

No matter why you enjoy music, or what your favorite kind of music is, the 2018 American Music Awards ceremony has something in there for everybody.

Swift is nominated for the top prize - artist of the year - where she will compete with Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Drake, who ties with Cardi B for most nominations with eight.

Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote
A special tribute to Aretha Franklin is included, as is some early promotion for the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody . The artist is also in the run seven other awards, including New Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.

Fighting back tears, she said: "I am honoured". "But I have to be really honest with you about something. I'm even more excited about the next chapter".

'Tell your friends to vote, ' he urged.

Late rapper, XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed in June aged 20, won a posthumous award.

Post Malone, who wore a baby blue suit and performed, won favorite pop/rock male artist, Underwood was named favorite country female artist and Khalid picked up favorite soul/R&B male artist.

Other winners on the night included Migos, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Carrie Underwood.

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