Taylor Swift is the talk of the town lately. After her recent Instagram post, where she shared her political beliefs and endorsed the Democratic candidates running in Tennessee, she had a record-breaking night at the American Music Awards.
She opened the show with a jaw-dropping performance of her song “I Did Something Bad,” chock full of her girl-powerÂ sass and iconic use of snakes on stage.
Heading into this awards show, Taylor had previously acquired 19 total AMAs and was nominated for four awards. It was well known that she was fast-approaching Whitney’s record, and with four wins last night, she left Whitney’s record in the dust.
Swift went home with AMAs for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Tour of the Year, bringing her grand total to 23 AMAs.
In her final acceptance speech for Artist of the Year, she used the moment to speak about the upcoming midterm elections, a common theme mentioned throughout the night.
“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?” Swift asked the audience. “It is the midterm elections on November 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys.”