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Taylor Swift beats Michael Jackson's record of the most ever American Music Awards trophies

The pop star now has 29 trophies after winning six over the weekend

2019-11-25

Words: Steve Brown

Taylor Swift took home six American Music Awards – breaking the record held by Michael Jackson.

The ‘You Need To Calm Down’ singer was handed countless awards during the prestigious music ceremony including artist of the year, favourite female artist (pop/rock), favourite album and favourite music video.

Addressing her fans, Swift continued: "This is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work and of art and of fun and memories, all that matters to me is the memories that I've had with you guys, with you the fans, over the years.

"We've had fun, incredible, exhilarating, extraordinary times together and may it continue."

Now, the singer has 29 AMA trophies meaning she has beaten the record held by Michael Jackson, who was awarded 24.

Other winners of the night include Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for Old Town Road – which took home favourite song (rap/hip-hop) and Bohemian Rhapsody took home favourite soundtrack.

Bisexual star Halsey won favourite song (pop/rock) for ‘Without Me’.

Shania Twain ended the night by performing a medley of her greatest hits, including ‘Still The One’, ‘That Don't Impress Me Much’, and ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Artist of the year - Taylor Swift

New artist of the year - Billie Eilish

Collaboration of the year - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Senorita

Tour of the year - BTS

Favourite music video - Taylor Swift, You Need to Calm Down

Favourite social artist - BTS

Favourite male artist (pop/rock) - Khalid

Favourite female artist (pop/rock) - Taylor Swift

Favourite duo or group (pop/rock) - BTS

Favourite album (pop/rock) - Taylor Swift, Lover

Favourite song (pop/rock) - Halsey, Without Me

Favourite male artist (country) - Kane Brown

Favourite female artist (country) - Carrie Underwood

Favourite duo or group (country) - Dan + Shay

Favourite album (country) - Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

Favourite song (country) - Dan + Shay, Speechless

Favourite artist (rap/hip-hop) - Cardi B

Favourite album (rap/hip-hop) - Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding

Favourite song (rap/hip-hop) - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road

Favourite male artist (soul/r&b) - Bruno Mars

Favourite female artist (soul/r&b) - Beyoncé

Favourite album (soul/r&b) - Khalid, Free Spirit

Favourite song (soul/r&b) - Khalid, Talk

Favourite artist (alternative rock) - Billie Eilish

Favourite artist (adult contemporary) - Taylor Swift

Favourite artist (Latin) - J Balvin

Favourite artist (contemporary inspirational) - Lauren Daigle

Favourite artist (dance) - Marshmello

Favourite soundtrack - Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody