Taylor Swift Named Artist Of The Year At American Music Awards

Image from Taylor Swift’s Acceptance speech

The Singer Extends Her Overall Tally By Three Awards.

Taylor Swift has added three more awards to her already impressive collection, making her the most awarded star in music awards history. The American Music Awards also saw Justin Bieber, the Weeknd, BTS, Doja Cat and more walk away with accolades. 

The pop music year, now it’s 48th year gave Swift the top prize of artist of the year, following the release of her acclaimed album ‘Folklore’, which was released this July. She also won favourite female artist and favourite music video for ‘Cardigan’. Her overall tally of awards now sits at 32. 

In her video acceptance speech, she said: “The reason I’m not there tonight is I’m actually recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazing and I can’t wait for you to hear it.” Swift is rerecording her earlier albums due to the long running dispute with her former music manager Scooter Braun, who owns the master recordings. He recently sold them to a private equity firm. 

Justin Bieber walked away with favourite male artist and the singer also won collaboration of the year and favourite song (country) for ‘10,000 Hours’, the track made with country duo Dan + Shay.  The track was hotly contested by the likes of Megan Thee Stallion‘s work with Cardi B and Beyonce. The Weeknd also won three awards , dominating the soul/R&B categories. 

Doja Cat took away new artist of the year and female artist (soul/R&B, while K-pop sensation BTS won favourite duo or group (pop/rock) and favourite social artist. Harry Styles won winner of favourite album (pop/rock) for ‘Fine Line’, and Dua Lipa won favourite song (pop/rock) for ‘Don’t Start Now’

The awards night was hosted in front of a small audience at the Microsoft Theater in L.A and saw performances from Bieber, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and more. 

Watch Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech here: 

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