Taylor Swift Teases 'The Next Chapter' at AMAs 2018

Taylor Swift Got Political Again, This Time During Her AMAs Acceptance Speech

Taylor Swift Got Political Again, This Time During Her AMAs Acceptance Speech

The main ceremony, hosted by black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, begins at 8 pm on ABC.

Among the performances, a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin is planned. This was Swift's first awards show performance in nearly three years - and the first of her Reputation era - and she definitely came back with a bang.

At the American Music Awards, Taylor Swift got political for a second time in a week when urged all her fans to vote in the midterm elections.

Instead, Swift said she will vote for Democrats Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. Cardi B and Drake are tied with the most nominations leading into the big show; both rappers are nominated in eight categories, though only Cardi will be taking the stage to perform. Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans were among the musicians who paid tribute to the Queen of Soul's gospel roots and her iconic album, Amazing Grace. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me, ' Swift wrote in a post on Instagram.

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Rapper-singer XXXTentacion, a streaming juggernaut before his death in June and afterward, earned nominations for new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B album for his 2017 debut, "17".

Other winners included Post Malone (male pop/rock artist), Khalid (male soul/R&B artist), and country star Carrie Underwood, who accepted her 13th American Music Award. He won best new artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this month.

Other performers included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and twenty one pilots.

Cabello's Havana took Pop/Rock Song and Underwood was recognised as the favourite Country Female Artist. Despite having the year's top-selling album and three No. 1 hits, Drake didn't win a single award.

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