Swift wins at AMAs, encourages fans to vote

Brenda Watkins
October 10, 2018

Taylor Swift has a lot of reasons to be celebrating tonight!

She also made history by snagging the artist of the year award, making her the most awarded artist in AMA history. "Get out and vote - I love you guys".

Receiving the award for artist of the year, Swift said: "Thank you so much for this".

Taylor Swift also won an early award for favorite tour of the year. Not only did she open the show with a mind-blowing performance of her song "I Did Something Bad", but she took home THREE awards at the show, and broke an all-time record previously held by Whitney Houston. If you believe in equality for women, for people of colour, for the LGBTQ community. Tay has never been vocal about politics, but she broke her silence on the topic on October 7, when she revealed why she'll be voting for Tennessee's Democratic candidates for Senate and the House of Representatives at the midterm elections on November 6.

The pop star collected four awards at the ceremony, eclipsing Whitney Houston to become the AMAs most decorated female victor of all time.

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Cardi B's collaboration with Bruno Mars, the remix of "Finesse", earned two nominations and she also earned a nod for favourite music video, among others. "As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn", she continued.

Swift - trading in her metallic red carpet dress for a sparkly black leotard - kicked off the awards show with an appropriately over-the-top rendition of her Reputation banger "I Did Something Bad". In the rap/hip-hop and pop/rock categories, Drake was up for favourite male artist, favourite album and favourite song with "God's Plan". 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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"I understand how lucky I am to have anyone that cares about me or my music", Swift said during one of her trips to the podium.

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