Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston's record AMA record with 22 awards
By Chloe Melas
Taylor Swift took home Artist of the Year at the AMAs, making her the only female artist to have won 22.
Swift beat Whitney Houston's record of 21.
Earlier in the night, Swift took home the awards for Favorite Album, Pop/Rock and Favorite Tour of the Year. Lenny Kravitz presented Swift with the coveted award.
"It means something different every time," Swift said during her speech. "And this time I just want you to know it represents encouragement, motivation, for me to be better, work harder and try to make you guys proud as much as I possibly can."
Swift also noted that the awards being given out at tonight's show were "voted on by the people."
"And you know what else is voted on by the people," she asked to cheers and applause, "it the midterm elections on November 6th. Get out and vote."
The American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
The following is a list of this year's nominees and winners, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello led the night with four awards each.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DrakeImagine DragonsPost MaloneEd SheeranTaylor Swift *WINNER
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE
Camila Cabello *WINNERCardi BKhalidDua LipaXXXTENTACION
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, "Havana" *WINNER Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"Bruno Mars & Cardi B, "Finesse"Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, "Meant To Be"Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, "The Middle"
TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY--ZBruno MarsEd Sheeran Taylor Swift *WINNERU2
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, "Havana" *WINNER Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"Drake, "God's Plan"
FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS *WINNERCardi BAriana GrandeDemi LovatoShawn Mendes
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK
DrakePost Malone *WINNEREd Sheeran
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK
Camila CabelloCardi BTaylor Swift *WINNER
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP -- POP/ROCK
Imagine DragonsMaroon 5Migos *WINNER
FAVORITE ALBUM -- POP/ROCK
Drake, "Scorpion"Ed Sheeran, "÷ (Divide)"Taylor Swift, 'reputation' *WINNER
FAVORITE SONG- -- POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, "Havana" *WINNERDrake, "God's Plan"Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY
Kane Brown *WINNER Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY
Kelsea BalleriniMaren MorrisCarrie Underwood *WINNER
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP -- COUNTRY
Dan + ShayFlorida Georgia Line *WINNER LANCO
FAVORITE ALBUM -- COUNTRY
Kane Brown, "Kane Brown" *WINNER Luke Combs, "This One's For You"Thomas Rhett, "Life Changes"
FAVORITE SONG -- COUNTRY
Kane Brown, "Heaven" *WINNER Dan + Shay, "Tequila"Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, "Meant To Be"
FAVORITE ARTIST -- RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B *WINNER Drake Post Malone
FAVORITE ALBUM -- RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, "Scorpion"Lil Uzi Vert, "Luv Is Rage 2"Post Malone, "beerbongs & bentleys" *WINNER
FAVORITE SONG -- RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" *WINNERDrake "God's Plan"Post Malone ft. 21 Savage "Rockstar"
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B
Khalid *WINNER Bruno Mars The Weeknd
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai Rihanna *WINNER SZA
FAVORITE ALBUM -- SOUL/R&B
Khalid "American Teen"SZA "CTRL"XXXTENTACION "17" *WINNER
FAVORITE SONG -- SOUL/R&B
Khalid "Young Dumb & Broke"Ella Mai "Boo'd Up"Bruno Mars & Cardi B "Finesse" *WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST -- ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine DragonsPanic! At The Disco *WINNER Portugal. The Man
FAVORITE ARTIST -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes *WINNER P!NKEd Sheeran
FAVORITE ARTIST -- LATIN
J BalvinDaddy Yankee *WINNER Ozuna
FAVORITE ARTIST -- CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle *WINNER MercyMe Zach Williams
FAVORITE ARTIST -- ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers Marshmello *WINNER Zedd
"Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By" *WINNER" The Greatest Showman""The Fate of the Furious: The Album"