Singer Taylor Swift has won six awards at this year's American Music Awards (AMA), taking her all-time total to 29. With this, Swift surpasses the record of late pop king Michael Jackson's record of 24. The star, 29, was honoured with the prestigious Artist Of The Decade and Artist Of The Year accolades, as well as Favourite Artist, Favourite Album, Favourite Music Video and Favourite Female Artist.
The official account of American Music Awards took to Twitter to announce the news. "@taylorswift13 wins Artist of the Year, breaking Michael Jackson's record for most #AMAs wins ever with 29!" the post read.
While accepting the awards, Swift said, "The last year has had some of the most amazing times and some of the hardest things I've gone through in my life and not a lot of them have been public. I wanted to thank you so much for being the thing that has been constant in my life.
Like, this industry is weird. You feel like your stock is either up or down and people either like you or don't or you're feeling bad about yourself. But the people that hang in there for you are the ones that you will never forget. And so on behalf of my family and me, thank you so much for being there and for caring."
Six-time nominee Billie Eilish won two awards at her debut appearance while fellow six-time nominee Ariana Grande was shut out. Carrie Underwood and Pop duo Dan + Shay won two awards each.
Going into the night, the most nominated artiste was Post Malone, who had seven nominations including nods for Artist Of The Year, a Collaboration Of The Year and Favourite Male Artist. Malone won one award. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X, who tied with Swift at five nods, won one award. —Mid day