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10 October 2018

It was a record-breaking night for Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards.

The 28-year-old superstar waded into politics again Wednesday, encouraging crowds to "get out and vote" in the midterm elections during her "artist of the year" acceptance speech at the American Music Awards. "You know what else gets voted on by the people? Thank you guys so much, I appreciate it", she concluded while two guys stood on each side of her. Swift said while accepting the "Artist of the Year" award.

While collecting the Artist of the Year award, Swift encouraged fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, as they did for her in the AMAs. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. The midterm elections on November 6!

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The pop star collected four awards at the ceremony, eclipsing Whitney Houston to become the AMAs most decorated female victor of all time. "I'd never come up with a title before", Taylor said while accepting Favorite Album - Pop/Rock for reputation.

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Those last three sentences were a nod to Swift's October 7 Instagram post, when she broke her political silence (a silence that had long drawn criticism from the left, and even had some pundits speculating that she was a Trump supporter) with a strongly worded statement about the upcoming midterm elections and specifically her opposition to Marsha Blackburn, the current Republican representative for Tennessee's 7th Congressional District. The show also paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died in August.

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Post Malone, who wore a baby blue suit and performed, won favourite pop/rock male artist, Underwood was named favourite country female artist, Khalid picked up favourite soul/R&B male artist, and Kane Brown won favourite country male artist.

The singer, who opened the ceremony with a performance of I Did Something Bad, beat Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone to win the top prize.

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

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Visibly nervous, X's mom thanked her son's fans for voting.