Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most AMA awards won

Angelo Anderson
October 12, 2018

Swift, who recently endorsed Democratic candidates in Tennessee and urged young citizens to vote, stayed on message in her acceptance speech for Artist of the Year. With her wins for Best Tour, Best Pop/Rock Album and Artist of the Year, Taylor now has the most AMAs of any female artist - 22 in total!

Comedian Billy Eichner called the upcoming midterms "the biggest election of our lifetime" and urged viewers to vote.

On Tuesday, the "Fearless" singer told the American Music Awards audience in Los Angeles and millions watching at home to go and vote. "And you know what else is voted on by the people?" Get out and vote.

Camila Cabello won four awards at the 2018 American Music Awards.

Migos were acknowledged as the favourite duo in the Pop/Rock category, while Mendes won the Adult Contemporary Artist.

Khalid after receiving his award for male artist (Soul/R&B).


Gladys Knight performed a rendition of Amazing Grace in tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, and said ahead of the show: "I am so very honoured to have known her since we were both little girls".

Elsewhere, Swift was not the only major celebrity to perform, with both Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez taking to the stage. Some of top stars, including Drake, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Kanye West, were absent on Tuesday.

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.

Apart from Swift, the show was largely politics free. Wearing a shimmering black bodysuit and thigh-high boots, the pop star prowled the AMAs stage aggressively alongside a troupe of dancers-as well as a massive moving snake set piece from her recent tour-as she belted the song.

"Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values", she said in an Instagram post.

Kane Brown with his trophy.

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