Taylor Swift Teases 'The Next Chapter' at AMAs 2018

Ruben Ruiz
October 10, 2018

The singer, who opened up politically in a lengthy Instagram post this week, used her speech to encourage fans to vote.

Voting was a hot topic at the AMAs.

Comedian-actor Billy Eichner also spoke about the midterms, encouraging the audience to "please grab your friends and tell them to vote". Now is the time. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. "Thanks guys, I appreciate it".

Taylor Swift brought her best friend to the show. 2009 was a big one for Taylor at the show, as she won Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Country Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist AND Favorite Country Album. She's up for additional three awards at the show, including Pop/Rock Female Artist and Artist of the Year. To say it goes off is an understatement.

Swift's four prizes have made her the most decorated woman in American Music Awards history. Cardi B's husband, Offset of the rap trio Migos, danced along in the audience with group member Quavo as Cardi B worked the stage with vibrant dance moves, including the salsa.

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

But the AMAs stand out: partly because the fans vote for the winners, but mostly because of the talent assembled for this extravaganza at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater, hosted by black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross. Khalid, Quavo and Offset were some of the audience members dancing along, while others sang and some even filmed her with their phones. Other performers included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Even though Tracee Ellis Ross almost stole the show, the other A-listers were out in full force - we're talking all of the pop divas as well as 2018's biggest breakout stars.

Rapper-singer XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in June, was also honoured: He won favourite soul/R&B album for his 2017 debut, 17. He also just received posthumously the Best New Artist Award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards last weekend as well. So to accept the award on his behalf was his mother, Cleopatra Bernard. Instead of a mark on her record, she took home the first award of the night: Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop.

Taylor Swift performing at the awards.

They notably came out on top over Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Shawn Mendes.

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