Taylor Swift makes history at American Music Awards

Ruben Ruiz
October 10, 2018

Tonight's highly anticipated performers also include Taylor Swift ("I Did Something Bad"), Mariah Carey ("With You"), and Camila Cabello ("Consequences"). They came together for the explosive finale, and earned a standing ovation from the crowd including G-Eazy, DJ Mustard, and actor Taran Killam, whose jaw was on the floor. 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". She thanked her team, husband Offset, and daughter Kulture in her speech.

There were only a couple of other political moments during the night - including a passionate call to vote from presenter Billy Eichner and host Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a T-shirt that said, "I am a voter". "They said I wasn't going to make it after I had a baby".

Others who shined onstage included R&B singer Ciara, who showed off her skilled dance moves and was joined by a fierce Missy Elliott.

Camila Cabello was also a big victor on Tuesday night.

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Gladys Knight performs while an image of the late Aretha Franklin is projected on a screen during the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9, 2018, in Los Angeles.

XXXTentacion won for Favorite Album - Soul/R&B, after his death in June. The gospel production featured Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans.

His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, said she was honored to accept the award on behalf of her son.

The I Like It hitmaker accentuated her looks with complementary make-up topped off with a pop of color in the form of pink eyeshadow and bright red lipstick. BTS has been announced as the victor of the Favorite Social Artist category! He also just received posthumously the Best New Artist Award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards last weekend as well.

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