Taylor Swift, with four awards including the category of artist of the year, and Latina Camila Cabello, winner of another recognition poker, reigned in the American Music Awards (AMAs), which were held today at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (USA.).
In addition to the coveted artist of the year award, Swift won the tour of the year awards, favorite pop-rock album for "reputation" and female pop-rock favorite artist.
"I just want to mention the fact that this award (artist of the year) and each and every one of the prizes delivered tonight were voted by the people, and do you know what else the people will vote? (…) The mid-term elections November 6. Come out and vote, I love you, "said Swift in his thank-you speech.
The pop star made reference to the impending legislative elections in the US, in which the Democrats hope to recover the lost ground against the Republicans and the country's president, Donald Trump.
Swift captured media attention in recent days by breaking his political silence and writing a long message on Instagram, where he has 112 million followers, in which he assured that he will vote for Democratic candidates.
The other great winner of the night was the Cuban-American Camila Cabello, who won in the sections of new artist of the year, collaboration of the year, favorite song of pop-rock and video of the year (these last three categories for their theme " Havana ").
"I can not believe that this one won," said the young singer when she received the award for new artist of the year.
Cabello, who claimed to be "speechless", also thanked his parents, present at the ceremony, and his followers.
For its part, the also Latin Cardi B, one of the favorites for AMAs with eight nominations under his belt, won three awards: favorite rap artist, favorite rap song for "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)", and favorite song of soul-R & B for "Finesse" with Bruno Mars.
Also, the rapper was one of the stars of the evening with a very Latin and spectacular interpretation of his song "I Like It" with the Colombian J Balvin and the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny.
Worse luck ran the Canadian Drake, who also had eight applications but that was empty of the gala.
The 46th edition of the AMAs, which featured Tracee Ellis Ross as a master of ceremonies, began with Taylor Swift performing "I Did Something Bad" live.
In front of the microphone, in addition to Cardi B and Camila Cabello, other artists such as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, Dua Lipa, Ciara or Carrie Underwood paraded.
The American group Panic! At the Disco he paid tribute to the English band Queen with the famous song "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Although the most emotional moment of the AMAs was the tribute to the soul star Aretha Franklin, who died in August at the age of 76, in which the voices of singers like Gladys Knight, Ledisi or CeCe Winans joined.
The nominees for the American Music Awards are based on record sales of albums and digital songs, radio broadcasts and "streaming" (online broadcast) measured by Billboard and its partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
Instead, the winners of these awards are chosen by the fans with their votes. EFE
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