Taylor Swift Wins at AMAs, Encourages Fans to Vote

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XXXTentacion's mother was proud and tearful as she accepted her late son's posthumous American Music Award on Tuesday night. "I just wanted to say I'm going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance", she wrote. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. The midterm elections on November 6 - get out and vote.

Swift also performed the show's opening number. But not this time. But she used her acceptance speech to stump.

While the Grammy victor has generally stayed out of politics, she broke her silence Sunday to endorse Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper running in their Senate and House races respectively. In her photo caption, she admitted that she has been "reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now". Taylor was nominated for her first AMA for Favorite Female Country Artist in 2007, but she didn't take home a win until 2008, when she won in that same category. "I'm even more excited about the next chapter". "Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values", she finished.

Her endorsements correlated with a spike in voter registration - likely also prompted by a looming voter registration deadline - and Bredesen said he was honoured to have her support.

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White said that it would be now up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to decide if Nurmagomedov would face further sanctions. I thought people would throw whatever they had into the octagon and it would be a risky situation, so I didn't do it.

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

Boy band BTS became the first Korean group to win an American Music Award, taking the trophy for favourite social artists. He has the year's top-selling album with "Scorpion" and also scored three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Gladys Knight led a tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died of cancer in August at age 76.

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