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AMA 2018 Highlights: Taylor Swift Becomes The Most Awarded Female Artist In History And Aretha Franklin’s All-Star Tribute [VIDEO]

How about the American Music Awards 2018 last night?! Did you watch? So many moments are worth talking about but Taylor Swift and Aretha Franklin’s all-star tribute were the main highlights of the evening. Taylor Swift kicked off the show with a performance of her new single, “I Did Something Bad” with her giant snake from her Reputation World Tour. Later that night, she became the most-awarded female artist ever by picking up four awards, including Artist of the Year, according to Hollywood Reporter. During her speech, she made political statements making headlines this morning. She said, quote, “This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people: “The midterm elections on November 6.  Get out and vote.”

Not to mention, this was her first awards show performance in three years. While singing “I Did Something Bad,” she got bleeped out for a curse word, which is a first for her in a TV performance.

Another highlight of the show was the tribute paid to the late Aretha Franklin, who died August 16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at 76 years-old. A gospel choir was brought out with an all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin was led by Gladys Knight, Mary Mary,  CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, and Ledisi. Watch how Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter was memorized watching the tribute below.

Here are last night’s winners . . .

Artist of the Year:  Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year:  Camila Cabello

Collaboration of the Year:  “Havana”, Camila Cabello and Young Thug

Tour of the Year:  Taylor Swift

Pop/Rock Favorite Female Artist:  Taylor Swift

Pop/Rock Favorite Male Artist:  Post Malone

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:  Migos

Favorite Album:  “Reputation”, Taylor Swift

Soul / R & B Favorite Female Artist:  Rihanna

Soul / R & B Favorite Male Artist:  Khalid

Favorite Album:  “17”, XXXTentacion

Rap / Hip-Hop Favorite Artist:  Cardi B

Rap / Hip-Hop Favorite Album:  “Beerbongs and Bentleys”, Post Malone

Country Favorite Female Artist:  Carrie Underwood

Country Favorite Male Artist:  Kane Brown

Country Favorite Band, Duo or Group:  Florida Georgia Line

Country Favorite Album:  “Kane Brown”, Kane Brown

Country Favorite Song:  “Heaven”, Kane Brown

Favorite Artist – (Adult/Contemporary):  Shawn Mendes

Favorite Artist – (Alternative Rock):  Panic! At the Disco

Favorite Artist – (Contemporary Inspirational):  Lauren Daigle

Favorite Artist – (Latin Music):  Daddy Yankee

Favorite Artist – (Electronic Dance Music):  Marshmello

Top Soundtrack:  “Black Panther”

 

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