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The 2018 American Music Awards ran the gamut from fiery rock anthems to frequent reminders from the year's top musical artists to get out the vote at the Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. Check out the night's top moments in photos.

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Taylor Swift delivers a fiery rendition of "I Did Something Bad" at the 2018 AMAs - her first awards show performance in three years. She became the AMAs' most decorated woman artist, taking home 23 AMAs total.
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Cardi B performs "I Like It" during the AMAs. The artist took home three of the eight AMAs she was nominated for, including Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Reputation" tourmates Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello are #friendshipgoals at the AMAs as they spent the night hugging out each other's award wins.
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Camila Cabello had some trouble balancing her four American Music Awards backstage. The "Havana" singer and Taylor Swift's "Reputation" tourmate won four of her five nominations at the AMAs.
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Cleopatra Bernard, center, accepts the award for Best Soul/R&B Album award on behalf of her son, XXXTentacion. The South Florida rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed in June as he sat outside a Florida dealership.
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Missy Elliott, left, and Ciara reunited on the stage of the 2018 AMAs for a performance of Ciara's "Level Up."
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She's a voter - are you? Tracee Ellis Ross' shirt wasn't the only political statement at the 2018 AMAs. Stars like Taylor Swift and Billy Eichner made their own pleas to the audience to "get out and vote."
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Shawn Mendes accepts the Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary award onstage during the 2018 AMAs.
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Josh Dun, left, and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots set the AMA stage on fire, literally, with their performance on Oct. 9.
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Cardi B rides a bicycle across the stage during her performance of "I Like It."
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Duo Lipa throws a neon rave with "Electricity" at the AMAs.
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Post Malone performs "Better Now" at the AMAs to a lit stage, rocking a new haircut.
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Taylor Swift delivers a fiery rendition of "I Did Something Bad" at the 2018 AMAs - her first awards show performance in three years.
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Jennifer Lopez performs her new ballad "Limitless" during the AMAs.
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Camila Cabello performs "Consequences" onstage with a full orchestra at the AMAs. The "Havana" singer took home four of the five AMAs she was nominated for.
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Gladys Knight gave a stirring gospel tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at the AMAs.
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Amandla Stenberg presents the "Best Album" award to Taylor Swift for "Reputation" at the AMAs.
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Rita Ora, left, and actor Constance Wu speak onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards.
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Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2018 AMAs.
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Bebe Rexha, left, and Rita Ora as seen at the AMAs' VIP Lounge.
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Post Malone attends the 2018 American Music Awards with a new 'do.
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Taylor Swift went to the AMAs dressed for battle in a silver ensemble built to look like chainmail a day after the artist broke her political silence to endorse two Tennessee Democrats for office.
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Jennifer Lopez attends the 2018 American Music Awards in sizzling pink on Oct. 9.
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