Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

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

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Adrian Cunningham | 11 October, 2018, 03:13

Swift was nominated for the top prize - artist of the year - where she competed with Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Drake, who tied with Cardi B for most nominations with eight.

Eichner used the moment to remind those watching that "the biggest election of our lifetime is happening" in November. "Get out and vote!".

"I'm so nervous, you guys", Cleopatra Bernard said as she took the stage to accept the award on her son's behalf.

Swift told iHeart Radio ahead of the release of Reputation that "I Did Something Bad" came to her in a dream, and that it includes paired-down pitch effects that create a unique tone at the chorus' end. She's up for additional three awards at the show, including Pop/Rock Female Artist and Artist of the Year.

The AMAs, airing live on ABC, started with Swift onstage singing "I Did Something Bad" from her Reputation album. "This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people". She also condemned Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn for her voting record on women's rights and equal marriage. In her photo caption, she admitted that she has been "reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now". "Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me", Swift captioned her Instagram post.

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Watch all the performances below (bare with us as we find all the links).

The 28-year-old went home with four AMAs on Tuesday night - the highest loot along with Camila Cabello.

Her hit "Bodak Yellow" won Favorite Rap Song, and her collaboration with Bruno Mars was awarded Best R&B Song. At the Disco. The diva quota will be filled by headliners Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey and the ever-provocative Cardi B.

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

Among the performances, a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin is planned.