Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote

Tonya Becker
October 10, 2018

Taylor Swift will open the show - her first awards show performance in almost three years.

On Tuesday, the Fearless singer told the American Music Awards audience in Los Angeles and millions watching at home to go and vote.

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


Taylor Swift has kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

Swift wrote in her Instagram announcement Monday that she is supporting Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, who is running against Republican Marsha Blackburn for Sen.

So many of pop's top artists are nominated this year, including Taylor Swift, who hit the red carpet in a silver mini-dress-as well as Ed Sheeran, BTS, Camila Cabello and Drake.


For the month of October so far, 153,978 people have registered to vote. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. In her photo caption, she admitted that she has been "reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now". "I really wanna thank my daughter". I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. A salute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will include Gladys Knight, Ledisi and CeCe Winans, and with a movie bio-pic soon to open, Queen will be remembered with a rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Panic!

Kane Brown swept the country categories with three wins, including male artist, album and song.


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