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Taylor Swift kicks off American Music Awards, silent on politics

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Adrian Cunningham | 10 October, 2018, 06:38

Taylor Swift is having a big week: She first broke her long-standing refusal to discuss politics Sunday and now she's going to give her first awards show performance in three years at the American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift also won an early award for favorite tour of the year.

The 2018 American Music Awards are nearly upon us, and ABC has assembled a surprisingly diverse crop of personalities to help us prepare for the big night.

Tracee Ellis Ross celebrates black designers in 12 different looks at the American Music Awards
Taylor Swift kicks off American Music Awards, silent on politics

Going into the show, NY rappers Cardi B and Drake led nominations with eight apiece, followed by Post Malone, Sheeran, Cuban-born Camila Cabello, Swift, Khalid and Bruno Mars. Plus, plenty of celebrity appearances (from the likes of Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Leighton Meester, and Constance Wu) and performances will keep the evening rolling steadily.

Bodak Yellow singer Cardi B took home her first award of the night for best hip-hop/rap artist, while boy band BTS became the first Korean group to win an American Music Award, taking the trophy for favourite social artists.

The pop star will open Tuesday night's show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, which airs live on ABC at 7 p.m. Centeral. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists.

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