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Taylor Swift calls on fans to vote during AMA acceptance speech

11 October 2018

She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour, and best pop album for Reputation, the biggest seller of 2017.

"When I was pregnant, I was so influenced to be like, "Yo, I gotta do this".

Swift had announced Sunday on Instagram that she would be voting for Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee in the elections and called on her fans to register and vote.

Swift owned the night from the moment the 2018 AMAs ceremony kicked off, opening the show in spectacular fashion with a fiery, witchy performance of the Reputation track "I Did Something Bad" alongside her famous mechanical snake, Karyn. The night opens with Taylor Swift making her first awards-show performance in almost three years, and tributes promise to provide memorable moments.

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"I really want to thank my daughter", said Cardi B, who gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus in July. Khalid, Quavo and Offset were some of the audience members dancing along, while others sang and some even filmed her with their phones. J Balvin emerged as Cardi busted out some salsa moves with her dance partner.

The 28-year-old just wrapped up the USA leg of her Reputation tour.

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

Camila Cabello was also a big victor on Tuesday night.

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XXXTentacion's mother, Cleopatra, accepted the prize on stage. It was days after he was named best new artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

After Kanye stole Taylor's speech when she won Best Music Video, telling the crowd that he thinks Beyoncé was the true victor, the pair haven't liked each other.

The politically charged 2018 American Music Awards produced dismal viewership, setting an all-time low rating for the annual special.

Elsewhere, Swift was not the only major celebrity to perform, with both Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez taking to the stage.

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Taylor Swift calls on fans to vote during AMA acceptance speech