Taylor Swift breaks record for most AMA wins by female artist

XXXTentacion wins posthumous American Music Award trophy for favorite soul  R&B album

Taylor Swift, who just wrapped the North American leg of her "Reputation" tour, kicked off the show with her single "I Did Something Bad".

XXXTentacion's mother was proud and tearful as she accepted her late son's posthumous American Music Award on Tuesday night.

The show aired Tuesday on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6". She encouraged everyone to get out and vote this midterm election cycle.

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".

Presenters included Tyra Banks, Chloe x Halle, Macaulay Culkin, Sara Gilbert, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz, John Stamos, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers and Rami Malek. If you believe in equality for women, for people of colour, for the LGBTQ community. "And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6".

She concluded her speech: "Thank you guys so much I appreciate it". "I'd never come up with a title before", Taylor said while accepting Favorite Album - Pop/Rock for reputation.

The "Boo'd Up" singer hit the carpet in a menswear inspired suit before hitting the stage to perform her hit single during the big show.

Cardi B's collaboration with Bruno Mars, the remix of "Finesse", earned two nominations and she also earned a nod for favourite music video, among others.

Swift's four prizes have made her the most decorated woman in American Music Awards history. The show also paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died in August.

During one of her acceptance speeches, Swift thanked her fans.

Cardi B, who has had a breakout 12 months, was also named favorite hip-hop/rap artist, but she lost the best new artist category to Cuban-born Camila Cabello.

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