The 2018 American Music Awards opened last night with the first awards show performance in three years from Taylor Swift. And she went on to win BIG and breaking a record while at it.
Swift opened the show with her song “I Did Something Bad” from the album reputation. The pop star wore a glittery black bodysuit as she danced and sang against a dark, misty pink backdrop as flames emerged on the sides of the stage. Her backup dancers wore dark makeup and dark, scaled clothing as they flocked her.
Later, a giant cobra rose from the center of the stage – a reference to Swift’s haters calling her a snake. Taylor received a standing ovation when she finished her song.
Swift, was nominated for four of the top awards at the show, including: Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (for reputation) and Favorite Tour (for her smash reputation Stadium Tour). She took home Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Tour along with Artist of the Year, breaking the record for most AMAs won by a female.
During her acceptance speech Taylor said, “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 6th. Get out and vote.”
Artist Of The Year: Taylor Swift
New Artist Of The Year Presented By Capital One Savor Card: Camila Cabello
Collaboration Of The Year: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana
”Tour Of The Year: Taylor Swift
Favorite Music Video: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Favorite Social Artist: BTS
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Post Malone
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Taylor Swift
Favorite Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock: Migos
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Taylor Swift “reputation”
Favorite Song- Pop/Rock: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
Favorite Male Artist – Country: Kane Brown
Favorite Female Artist – Country: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Duo Or Group – Country: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Soundtrack: Black Panther