At AMAs, Taylor Swift Sets New Record, Gets Political

She won artist of the year for a 4th time, again urges people to vote
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 10, 2018 12:31 AM CDT
Updated Oct 10, 2018 2:03 AM CDT
Taylor Swift performs "I Did Something Bad" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards for a record fourth time Tuesday night. She beat out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, and Post Malone at the fan-voted show. The singer, who opened up politically in an Instagram post this week, used her speech to encourage fans to vote. "I just wanted to make a mention at the fact that 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 is the midterm elections on November 6." Swift—who kicked off the ceremony with her first awards show performance in three years—also won tour of the year and favorite pop/rock album with reputation, the AP reports. Click for a full list of winners. (Read more American Music Awards stories.)

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