It was on 15 February 2016 that queen of pop Taylor Swift last performed at an award show, the 58th Grammy Awards. That night Taylor won Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Music Video. But soon enough, her feud with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Calvin Harris and Katy Perry blew up on the Internet and Swift took a sabbatical, releasing her sixth album Reputation in November 2017, three years after her super successful album 1989.
But there were several twists with Reputation. Swift, for one, did not do any promotions or marketing of the album. She did not attend any talk shows neither did she give any interviews to major media publications. This time she was going to let her music speak for itself. But she didn’t stop just there. She also stopped attending award shows altogether. No wonder that the ratings of all the award shows in the recent years have seen a substantial drop in their numbers.
But now the queen is returning to the awards stage to perform her acclaimed song ‘I Did Something Bad‘ at the American Music Awards on October 9.
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) October 2, 2018
This is happening…and it feels SO GOOD! Let us know how excited you are to see @taylorswift13 open up the AMAs with a performance of “I Did Something Bad” with the hashtag #TaylorSwiftAMAs 💥🎉😻 pic.twitter.com/emFMliWFTi
— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) October 2, 2018
Needless to say, her loyal ‘swifties’ and the collective Internet could not control their excitement.
— Sebb Argo (@SebbArgo) October 2, 2018
— laura sees t.s. in twenty-four days (@fearless_laura) October 2, 2018
The only thing better than Taylor Swift dancing in her seat at award shows is Taylor Swift dancing on stage at award shows #TAYLORSWIFTAMAs
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) October 2, 2018
— veronica 🍁 (@soitfuckingoes) October 2, 2018
— Jehlé🍁//”Thank you for everything” (@mustlikeme4me) October 2, 2018
— Erika Van (@Manxita) October 2, 2018
Me flying to NYC: pic.twitter.com/7rQbrIr5Uo
— Mook(Taurus) ♉🐍🇹🇭 (@MooKswiftie13) October 2, 2018
— REP TOUR HOUSTON/REP TOUR ARLINGTON NIGHT 1&2 ❤️ (@joeyswiftietx13) October 2, 2018
— heyli | ARLINGTON!! (@getaway_cars) October 2, 2018
“Hey do you have plans next Tuesday?”
“Taylor Swift is opening the AMAs with what is sure to be the most iconic performance of any award show in the history of time, so yes I HAVE PLANS” #TaylorSwiftAMAs
— Brandon “LOOK AT YOUUUUU!” (@brando_swift) October 2, 2018
TAYLOR IS OPENING AND PERFORMING “I Did Something Bad” at the #AMAs OMG im so excited
— ✨HEATHER✨MET TAYLOR (@HeyyyItsHeather) October 2, 2018
Taylor’s IDSB performance is gonna be a MOMENT. #TaylorSwiftAMAs
— 💧🕊J≋K≋P 🕊💧 (@kpcenta) October 2, 2018
Imagine everyone’s wigs when they witness Taylor slaying IDSB live #TaylorSwiftAMAs
— clo ♡ (@ChloeBarnfieldx) October 2, 2018
True story, I nearly fractured my knees from dancing so much/jumping so hard during I Did Something Bad last weekend at the Rep tour. I’m still recovering. Hopefully America will be able to handle it on #TaylorSwiftAMAs; not sure if I’ll survive seeing it twice this weekend!!! 😂
— Matthew Ables (@matthewables98) October 2, 2018
swifties right now: pic.twitter.com/p7ZOFKSZJH
— johnny1248 (@JediFlippyDoer) October 2, 2018
— ❣🐍🌸 (@btsenchanted) October 2, 2018