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Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston's record AMA record with 22 awards

Updated: Oct 11, 2018



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


FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

"Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By" *WINNER" The Greatest Showman""The Fate of the Furious: The Album"


Red Carpet photos of Stars Wore at the American Music Awards 2018
















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