Taylor Swift has just extended her record as the most awarded artist in American Music Awards history!
The Anti-Hero singer was nominated for six awards during the ceremony on Sunday night and she took home all of them including Favourite Pop Album for Red (Taylor’s Version), Best Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film and Artist of the Year. That’s a total of 40 wins during her stellar career placing her well ahead of Michael Jackson (who won 26 AMAs) and Whitney Houston (who won 22).
Taking to the stage to accept her final award, Taylor shared her gratitude for the incredible support from her fans:
“In the past few years, I have released more music than in the entire decade preceding that. And I really feel like that’s down to the fact you, the fans, made it clear you wanted to hear lots of music that I would make. You encouraged me,” she says.
“And so I found that the more music I made, the more music I put out, the happier I was. The more I kept that channel open and just kept creating, kept making things and the more that happened, the more you guys were like ‘Yay, keep doing it!’ and the happier I was. So I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness.”
She hilariously adds, “So thank you, underlined with 13 exclamation points. I don’t know what to say, I love you!”
Taylor also took home Favourite Female Pop Artist, Best Country Album and Favourite Female Country Artist.
FYI, she’s now won Artist of the Year seven times, which is another record she’s extended!
Check out the full list of winners HERE.
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