AYLOR SWIFT had a big night at the "American Music Awards". She and her giant snake kicked off the show with a performance of "I Did Something Bad". And she became the most-awarded female artist ever by picking up four awards, including Artist of the Year.
After winning that one, she made one of the few political statements of the night. She said, quote, "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:
"The midterm elections on November 6. Get out and vote."
She didn't tell anyone WHO to vote for, but we all know who she's supporting.
And the all-star tribute to ARETHA FRANLKIN, led by GLADYS KNIGHT.
Here are last night's winners . . .
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
New Artist of the Year: Camila Cabello
Collaboration of the Year: "Havana", Camila Cabello and Young Thug
Tour of the Year: Taylor Swift
Pop / Rock:
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Artist: Post Malone
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Migos
Favorite Album: "Reputation", Taylor Swift
Soul / R & B:
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Male Artist: Khalid
Favorite Album: "17", XXXTentacion
Rap / Hip-Hop:
Favorite Artist: Cardi B
Favorite Album: "Beerbongs and Bentleys", Post Malone
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood . . . This is her fifth-straight year winning this category.
Favorite Male Artist: Kane Brown
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album: "Kane Brown", Kane Brown
Favorite Song: "Heaven", Kane Brown
Favorite Artist - (Adult/Contemporary): Shawn Mendes . . . He also won in this category last year.
Favorite Artist - (Alternative Rock): Panic! At the Disco
Favorite Artist - (Contemporary Inspirational): Lauren Daigle . . . She also won in this category last year.
Favorite Artist - (Latin Music): Daddy Yankee
Favorite Artist - (Electronic Dance Music): Marshmello
Top Soundtrack: "Black Panther"