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Taylor Swift Breaks Record for Most AMAs Won by a Female Artist

Taylor Swift made history at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, snagging 22 total awards through the years at the show and officially making her the most decorated artist ever! Etonline said Wednesday
Taylor broke Whitney Houston’s long-time record after she scooped up 2018 Artist of The Year, 2018 Tour of The Year and 2018 Favourite Pop/Rock Album on Tuesday. Taylor was nominated for her first AMA award in 2007 for favourite Country Female Artist.
It was a massive night for the “reputation” singer and she told her fans that the major feat was not lost on her.
While accepting her award for Artist of the Year, Swift called for her fans to head to the polls.
“Thank you for this incredible symbol of encouragement,” she told her fans. “And I just wanted to make a mention of the fact that 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 Nov. 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys!”
Swift — who revealed her political views for the first time in an Instagram post to fans earlier this week — was also called out by Billy Eichner earlier in the show, as he encouraged viewers to vote “like Taylor Swift told you to.”
In her post on Sunday, the previously apolitical superstar came out in favour of the Democratic candidate battling to become Tennessee’s next U.S. senator. In a lengthy essay, Swift said she couldn’t vote for Republican Marsha Blackburn due to her positions on issues such as equal pay, domestic violence and gay rights and instead threw her support behind former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.
The 24 hours following Swift’s post saw an exponential increase in voter registration across the country.
“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since Swift’s post,” Kamari Guthrie, the director of communications for Vote.org told BuzzFeed News. That number is around half the new voters the country saw in the entire month of September.
Tennessee also saw an increase in registered voters after Swift’s post, specifically, 2,144 registrations in the last 36 hours. That’s out of 5,183 the state has seen in this month so far.
Taylor took her final moment in the spotlight on Tuesday to encourage her fans to get out and vote in the November 6 elections. “This award and every award tonight was voted on by the people and you know what else is voted on by the people? Midterm elections coming up on Nov. 6.”
Earlier in the evening, Taylor opened the show and sang her hit “I Did Something Bad.” She also hinted that there’s more to come from her — when she accepted her second award of the evening, she explained that she’s really excited for the “next chapter.”
(Sahar News/Monitoring Desk)

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