Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote

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Taylor Swift made history at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, and she took a moment to encourage fans to exercise their right to vote. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count.

As the most nominated artist of the night, the Bronx rapper delivered an electrifying performance of her No. 1 smash "I Like It" with help from J Balvin and Bad Bunny. The show will also pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died in August.

The rapper won for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist at the 2018 American Music Awards and she accepted the award with style, grace and her amusing sense of humor. Taylor's up for four AMAs tonight - Artist of the Year, Pop/Rock Female Artist, Pop/Rock Album for Reputation, and Tour of the Year - and could potentially dethrone the musical icon.

Like Cardi B's performance, rising newcomer Ella Mai also won over the crowd when she sang the year's biggest R&B hit, Boo'd Up, starting the performance as she walked down the aisle of the Microsoft Theater.

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The Spidey villain was heavily criticized by critics, and now sits at an abysmal 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes . Third place went to Warner Bros.'s "Smallfoot", with earnings of $14.9 million in its second weekend.

Boy band BTS became the first Korean group to win an American Music Award, taking the trophy for favourite social artists. Other performers included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. We're excited to see what's in store for tonight's American Music Awards! West was snubbed in the nominations while Beyoncé, Rihanna and Grande got just one nomination each.

The main ceremony, hosted by black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, begins at 8 pm on ABC.

Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me, ' Swift wrote in a post on Instagram.

"And you can go to Vote.org like Taylor Swift told you to", he added.

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