American Music Awards: Taylor Swift Wins Artist of the Year, Sets New Record

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Talented and beautiful songstress Taylor Swift set a new American Music Awards record on Tuesday night.

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At the 2018 American Music Awards ceremony, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Swift won tour of the year, artist of the year, best pop/rock female artist and best pop/rock album for Reputation. With those wins, Swift broke the record for most wins by a female artist.

 

During her speech for artist of the year, she encouraged viewers to vote  in the upcoming midterm elections, following on the heels of her finally opening up about politics, by endorsing two candidates running for office in Tennessee.

 

Swift opened the 2018 AMAs with a performance of “I Did Something Bad” off of her 2017 album Reputation. The performance marked Swift’s first awards show performance in three years.

 

Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Migos, Shawn Mendes and Kane Brown also were among the night’s winners.

 

Carrie Underwood, Post Malone, Ty Dolla Sign, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Panic! at the Disco, Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Zedd, Ella Mai and Twenty One Pilots also performed during the show.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross served as the host of the 2018 AMAs. The fan-voted awards show aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 

A full list of winners follows.

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR Drake Imagine Dragons Post Malone Ed Sheeran WINNER: Taylor Swift

 

FAVORITE NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  WINNER: Camila Cabello Cardi B Khalid Dua Lipa XXXTentacion

FAVORITE COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR  WINNER: “Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Meant to Be,” Beba Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST, POP/ROCK  Camilla Cabello Cardi B WINNER: Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, POP/ROCK  Drake WINNER: Post Malone Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP, POP/ROCK  Imagine Dragons Maroon 5 WINNER: Migos

FAVORITE SONG, POP/ROCK WINNER: “Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “God’s Plan,” by Drake “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ALBUM, POP/ROCK  Scorpion, Drake ÷, Ed Sheeran WINNER: Reputation, Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, COUNTRY  WINNER: Kane Brown Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE ALBUM, COUNTRY  WINNER: Kane Brown, Kane Brown This Ones’s for You, Luke Combs Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE SONG, COUNTRY  WINNER: “Heaven,” Kane Brown “Tequila,” Dan + Shay “Meant to Be,” Beba Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST, COUNTRY  Kelsea Ballerini Maren Morris WINNER: Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO/GROUP, COUNTRY  Dan + Shay WINNER: Florida Georgia Line Lanco

FAVORITE ARTIST, RAP/HIP-HOP  WINNER: Cardi B Drake Post Malone

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, SOUL/R&B  WINNER: Khalid Bruno Mars The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST, SOUL/R&B  Ella Mai WINNER: Rihanna SZA

FAVORITE SONG, SOUL/R&B  “Young, Dumb, and Broke,” Khalid “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai WINNER: “Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B

FAVORITE ALBUM, RAP/HIP-HOP  Scorpion, Drake Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert WINNER: Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone

FAVORITE SONG, RAP/HIP-HOP  WINNER: “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B “God’s Plan,” Drake “Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

FAVORITE ALBUM, SOUL/R&B American Teen, Khalid CTRL, SZA, WINNER: 17, XXXTentacion

FAVORITE ARTIST, ADULT CONTEMPORARY  WINNER: Shawn Mendes Pink Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST, ALTERNATIVE ROCK  Imagine Dragons WINNER: Panic at the Disco Portugal. the Man

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK  WINNER: Black Panther The Greatest Showman The Fate of the Furious

 

 

FAVORITE ARTIST, LATIN  J Balvin WINNER: Daddy Yankee Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST, CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL  WINNER: Lauren Daigle Mercyme Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST, ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC  The Chainsmokers WINNER: Marshmello Zedd

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST  WINNER: BTS Cardi B Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO  WINNER: “Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” Cardi B “God’s Plan,” Drake

FAVORITE TOUR OF THE YEAR Beyoncé and JAY-Z Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran WINNER: Taylor Swift U2

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