Taylor Swift broke the record for most American Music Award wins by a female artist on Tuesday night; She won AMA awards for Tour of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Pop/Rock Female Artist and Best Pop/Rock Album for "Reputation". The wins brought her lifetime total so far to 22, surpassing the previous record of 21 held by the late Whitney Houston. (The all-time leader is Michael Jackson, who had 24 AMA wins before his death in 2009.)
Taylor also opened Tuesday night's ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a performance of "I Did Something Bad" off of her album, "Reputation".
Camila Cabello was also a big winner on Tuesday night. The Miami native got the nods for New Artist of the Year; Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their bilingual hit, "Havana"; and Favorite Song, also for "Havana".
Post Malone beat out Drake in two categories: Favorite Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Male Artist.Migos won Favorite Duo/Group in either hip-hop or rock, beating out radio favorites, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5.
And Cardi B continued her winning ways be edging out Post Malone and Drake for Favorite Artist in Hio-Hop.
Performances included Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin bringing block party vibes with their rendition of their summer smash “I Like It.” Twenty One Pilots performed their recent single “Jumpsuit".Panic! at the Disco paid tribute to Queen with a live version of “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
Gladys Knight and friends teamed to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, with a medley that focused on Aretha's gospel roots, including several hymns that she had performed, plus her famous rendition of "Amazing Grace."