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Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote

Tracee Ellis Ross opens the AMA’s with an epic dance medley Brown Getty Images
Rosie Leonard | 10 October, 2018, 09:15

Thomas Rhett attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

As the most nominated artist of the night, the Bronx rapper delivered an electrifying performance of her No. 1 smash "I Like It" with help from J Balvin and Bad Bunny. A salute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will include Gladys Knight, Ledisi and CeCe Winans, and with a movie bio-pic soon to open, Queen will be remembered with a rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Panic!

Ahead of her opening performance at the 2018 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift hit the red carpet in a sexy silver dress by Balmain along with matching thigh-high boots. In the rap/hip-hop and pop/rock categories, Drake is up for favorite male artist, favorite album and favorite song with "God's Plan".

"Thank you a million times for this", Swift told the crowd, accepting the award for her latest album, Reputation.

The ceremony airs at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.

Boy band BTS became the first Korean group to win an American Music Award, taking the trophy for favourite social artists.

Other winners included Post Malone (male pop/rock artist), Khalid (male soul/R&B artist), and country star Carrie Underwood, who accepted her 13th American Music Award.

Other performers included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and twenty one pilots.

Swift made history by becoming the most decorated woman in the show's history with a total of 23 AMAs.

Billy Eichner, right, got political as he presented the award for favourite adult contemporary artist with Kathryn Hahn.

"And you can go to Vote.org like Taylor Swift told you to", he added.

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