Taylor Swift has just broken an age-long record at the American Music Awards after beating the late Michael Jackson to be decorated as the most-awarded artist in the history of the award.
She is now the most decorated artist in AMA history on a night where she celebrated victory over her former record label who appeared to attempt to block her performing her classic hits.
The megastar now has 29 awards to her name, overtaking MJ’s 24-award haul before the night was even half way through.
She claimed not only Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade, but Favourite Pop/Rock Album for Lover and Favourite Female Artist as well.
When it came to Favorite Album – Pop/Rock, Swift’s Lover beat out Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, and the singer could hardly believe it.
“This is amazing,” she said while holding her trophy, stunned. “That was a really tough category… I didn’t think I was gonna win this one.”
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 25, 2019
While she didn’t mention her record-breaking accomplishment, she did thank her new record label, which many took as a subtle dig at her former label, Big Machine, following their high-profile feud, Yahoo News reports.
“I really love my record label, Universal Republic. Thank you for being so generous and letting me make whatever music I want to make,” Swift said, excitedly.