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Taylor Swift Teases 'The Next Chapter' at AMAs 2018

Taylor Swift Teases 'The Next Chapter' at AMAs 2018”

Taylor Swift exhorted Americans to "get out and vote" in the forthcoming U.S. midterm elections as she broke Whitney Houston's record as the woman to have won the most American Music Awards.

"Every single time this happens it represents encouragement and motivation for me to be better, work harder, and try and make you guys proud", said Swift in her acceptance speech.

Migos were acknowledged as the favourite duo in the pop/rock category, Mendes won the adult contemporary artist, Cabello's Havana took pop/rock song and Underwood was recognised as the favourite country music female. - The midterm elections of Nov 6.

There was also a tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died in August.

While accepting the award for artist of the year, Swift once again urged fans to vote during the upcoming midterm elections.

Swift went on to say that she will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives, and encouraged followers to register to vote.

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

"Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the AMAs, which air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

The singer added: "I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country".

Cardi B won the favourite rap artist gong and thanked her three-month-old daughter, Kulture. Other performers include Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, twenty one pilots and Jennifer Lopez.

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

"We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T.Swift's post", Kamari Guthrie, the director of communications for Vote.org told BuzzFeed News.



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