Taylor Swift, Cardi B set for American Music Awards

Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Sheeran and Swift were all nominated for the artist of the year award.

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. But I have to be really honest with you about something: "I'm even more excited about the next chapter". She collected an award for Artist of the Year (in addition to another one for Favorite Album - Pop/Rock), making her the most-awarded female artist at the AMAs, ever.

Taylor Swift will open the show - her first awards show performance in almost three years. The song is from her top-selling "reputation" album. 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. "Get out and vote", Swift said when accepting her trophy. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

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"And you know what else is voted on by the people..." she said.

Image: The ceremony closed with a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info.

XXXTentacion won for Favorite Album - Soul/R&B, after his death in June.

It takes her AMA tally to 23, beating Whitney Houston's 19 to make her the most successful female artist at the awards. Other performers included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott.

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