Taylor Swift Breaks Record for Most Wins at the American Music Awards

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The night was certainly a silver lining for the star.

Last night, the 2019 American Music Awards happened and it was Taylor Swift’s night. Ahead of the program, it was exposed that Swift would be honoured with the Artist of the Decade award– nevertheless the Me! vocalist likewise scooped up another 5 awards on the night.

She vanquished Drake, Halsey and Ariana Grande to take house Artist of the Year, along with Favourite Music Video for YouNeed to Calm Down, Favourite Female Artist Pop/Rock,Favourite Album Pop/Rock for Lover and Favourite Artist– Adult Contemporary.

These 5 wins (along with her Artist of the Decade prize) take her prize overall from throughout the years to 29, making her the most embellished artist in the awards’ history. She goes beyond Michael Jackson who formerly held the record with 24 wins.

In her last speech of the night to accept Artist of the Year, Swift stated, “The last year of my life has had some of the most amazing times and also some of the hardest things I’ve gone through…and a lot of them are things that haven’t been public. I wanted to thank you so much for being the thing that has been a constant in my life.” She likewise thanked “the fans who have hung in there for 15 years of me doing this” including, “Thank you for being there and for caring.”

ShawnMendes and Camila Cabello likewise left with a big win, taking house the reward for Collaboration of the Year for Se ñorita (Cabello offered a shout out to Mendes’ mama Karen “who is watching in Toronto!”), whilst 17 years of age Billie Eilish scooped New Artist of the Year and Favourite Artist– AlternativeRock K-Pop band BTS likewise scored a couple of wins with Tour of the Year, Favourite Duo or Group– Pop/Rock and Social Media Artist, whilst Khalid won Favourite Song– Soul/ R&B for Talk, Favourite Album– Soul/ R&B for Free“Spirit” and Favourite Male Artist– Pop/Rock

And ICYMI– see the very best red carpet looks from the night here