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Taylor Swift made history at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, and she took a moment to encourage fans to exercise their right to vote.

For the month of October so far, 153,978 people have registered to vote. The night opens with Taylor Swift making her first awards-show performance in almost three years, and tributes promise to provide memorable moments.

The three-hour show closed with a rousing tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died in August.

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It's time for the 2018 American Music Awards, which means all of your favorite artists have made their way to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate another incredible year of music. Her awards also led her to become the most decorated female artist at the AMAs, with 22 trophies. Cardi B and Drake are tied with the most nominations leading into the big show; both rappers are nominated in eight categories, though only Cardi will be taking the stage to perform.

The artist is also in the run seven other awards, including New Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.

This year's AMAs are once again hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC's sitcom Black-ish.

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Cardi B's collaboration with Bruno Mars, the remix of "Finesse", earned two nominations and she also earned nods for favorite social artist and favorite music video, among others.

Swift went on to say that she will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives, and encouraged followers to register to vote.

Apart from Swift, the show was largely politics free.

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Eichner was on stage with fellow presenter Kathryn Hahn, to present the award for favorite adult contemporary artist to Shawn Mendes.

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