Music surprising star of American Music Awards

American Music Awards, Kate's Surgery on 'This Is Us,' 'Flash' & 'Black Lightning' Return

American Music Awards, Kate's Surgery on 'This Is Us,' 'Flash' & 'Black Lightning' Return

During the low-rated show, Taylor Swift - who recently broke her longtime political silence by slamming Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn - urged fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

"I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country", she went on.

She continued: "And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6". "Don't let people tell you your vote doesn't count. Get on and vote". The rapper Cardi B won three awards, including one in tandem with Bruno Mars for their track Finesse.

During one of her acceptance speeches, Swift thanked her fans.

The night opens with Taylor Swift making her first awards-show performance in almost three years, and tributes promise to provide memorable moments.

Meanwhile, Post Malone was named Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, and K-Pop sensations BTS continued their fantastic 2018 by landing the Favorite Social Artist honor.

Mariah Carey, who has 21 AMAs to her name, hit the stage with a performance of her new single, "With You", which featured shirtless dancers popping out of her dress like real divas do.

Taylor Swift kicked off the 2018 American Music Awards, marking her first awards show performance in three years.

Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Kane Brown also took multiple awards throughout the night.

With the release of her recent album, Reputation, she made it clear that she was in for some prominent changes - and not just in her music. Taylor was nominated for her first AMA award in 2007 for Favorite Country Female Artist. Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute.