Taylor Swift Urges Viewers to Vote During American Music Awards Speech

Taylor Swift Urges Viewers to Vote During American Music Awards Speech

She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour, and best pop album for "reputation", the biggest seller of 2017.

"This time it represents encouragement and motivation for me to be better, work harder and make you guys proud as much as I possibly can ... so thank you for this incredible symbol of encouragement", the Grammy-winner said".

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

The 2018 American Music Awards are nearly upon us, and ABC has assembled a surprisingly diverse crop of personalities to help us prepare for the big night.

Taylor Swift is on a roll-professionally and civically.

Former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens clearly walked the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet ready to drop jaws. "It is the midterm elections on November 6. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it, don't let anyone tell you your vote won't count", Eichner said.

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In a rare moment for the usually apolitical star, Swift publicly declared her support for Tennessean Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in the midterm elections, and stated her opposition to Republican Marsha Blackburn. "As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn", she continued.

Less than 48 hours after her post, more than 169,000 new people had registered to vote, more than half of whom were aged 18 to 29. "I would rather her win".

But it was Swift's activism that made the most impact.

Taylor Swift accepts Artist of the Year during the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Cardi B and Drake are both nominated for eight awards.

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer in August, was honored with a gospel tribute that closed out the show.

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