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Taylor Swift Makes History at 2018 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift Makes History at 2018 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift AMAs

Taylor Swift, who opened the 2018 American Music Awards show with a choreographed-heavy, snake-filled performance of “I Did Something Bad” from last year’s reputation, topped Whitney Houston’s record for the most AMA wins by a female artist in the program’s history, taking home four trophies (tour of the year, favorite album — pop/rock, favorite female artist, pop/rock and artist of the year) and bringing her grand total to 23.

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“Every single time [I win an award], it means something different,” Swift said while accepting the artist of the year award, the final honor of the night. “[This one] represents encouragement and motivation for me to be better and work harder and try to make you guys proud.”

She also referenced her recent political voting declaration at the end of her speech: “You know what else is voted on by the people? The mid-term elections on November 6. Get out and vote.”

Watch Shawn Mendes and Zedd perform “Lost In Japan” at the 2018 AMAs below.

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Check out all the best looks from the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet here!

The full winner’s list is below:

Artist of the Year:
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock:
Drake
Post Malone **WINNER**
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock:
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos **WINNER**

Favorite Song Pop/Rock:
Camila Cabello, “Havana” **WINNER**
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation **WINNER**

Favorite Female Artist Country:
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood *WINNER*

Favorite Male Artist Country:
Kane Brown **WINNER**
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Duo/Group Country:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line **WINNER**
Lanco

Favorite Song Country:
Kane Brown, “Heaven” **WINNER**
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Favorite Album Country:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown **WINNER**
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop:
Cardi B **WINNER**
Drake
Post Malone

Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B:
Khalid **WINNER**
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop:
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs&bentleys **WINNER**

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow” **WINNER**
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone, “Rockstar”

Favorite Album Soul/R&B:
Khalid,American Teen
SZA,CTRL
XXXTentacion,17 **WINNER**

Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary:
Shawn Mendes **WINNER**
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B:
Ella Mai
Rihanna **WINNER**
SZA

Favorite Song Soul/R&B:
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse” **WINNER**

Favorite Soundtrack:
Black Panther **WINNER**
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Artist EDM:
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello **WINNER**
Zedd

Favorite Social Artist:
BTS **WINNER**
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Music Video:
Camila Cabello, “Havana” **WINNER**
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

Collaboration of the Year:
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana” **WINNER**
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

New Artist of the Year:
Camila Cabello **WINNER**
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTentacion

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational:
Lauren Daigle **WINNER**
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist Latin:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee **WINNER**
Ozuna

Favorite Artist Alternative Rock:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco **WINNER**
Portugal. The Man

Tour of the Year:
Taylor Swift **WINNER**
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

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