Taylor Swift triumphs at political American Music Awards

11 October, 2018, 15:31 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater

Swift's performance at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater marked her return to an awards show stage slot after a three-year absence.

"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.", she said after picking up the night's biggest prize.

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". The pop star also continued to use her superstar platform to remind everyone to get out and vote.

Their feud has grown worse over the years, and Taylor later went on to release her album Reputation, which changed her exterior entirely - and there were major digs at Kim and Kanye throughout the tracks. 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.

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Swift's wins on Tuesday were also history-making for the artist, who became the winningest woman in the show's history. Swift, who had 19 AMA wins prior to this year's show, walked away with a total of 22 awards, beating Whitney Houston's longstanding record of 21 wins. Other big winners included Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Migos, Young Thug, Cardi B, Rihanna, Khalid, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Kane Brown and the late XXXTentacion. The gorgeous actress donned a light pink satin gown from Cushnie's spring 2019 collection that hugged her toned body in all the right places (via the Daily Mail).

Carrie Underwood was in flawless form vocally, and Camila Cabello - who won new artist of the year - gave a touching and vocally impressive performance of the ballad Consequences, earning her a standing ovation.

"I really wanna thank my daughter", Cardi said during her first acceptance speech of the night, for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. BTS has been announced as the victor of the Favorite Social Artist category!

Jennifer Lopez debuted her new song "Limitless" from her upcoming film Second Act.

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