Taylor Swift Had A Record-Breakingly Good Night At The American Music Awards

Not only was she able to play her own hits - but she also broke an AMA record.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Taylor Swift was the real winner of last night’s American Music Awards – breaking Michael Jackson’s record to become the artist with the highest number of AMAs. As well as being crowned artist of the decade, Swift also won another five awards, bringing her total to a whopping 28.

A couple of weeks ago, it looked uncertain whether the singer would be able to perform her greatest hits, due to a fall out with her former record label{ =nofollow}, which owns the tracks. After namechecking the label's CEO Scott Borchetta and exec Scooter Braun in a Twitter post, Taylor was granted permission by Big Machine Group - which said she didn’t need permission in the first place - to perform her old tracks.

In a prison-style white shirt, printed with the names of albums owned by her former label, Taylor was defiant - and started her performance with one of her new tracks, The Man, a song about sexist double standards in the music industry. She then quickly switched into a sequinned leotard, for a performance of Shake It Off with Camila Cabello and Halsey. Her 13-minute performance ended with her latest single, Lover.

Take a look at some of the best fashion moments from the AMAs. And see the full winners list below too.


The Best Looks At The American Music Awards

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

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Christina Aguilera

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Lil Nas X

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Selena Gomez

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Dua Lipa

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American Music Awards winners list

Artist Of The Year: Taylor Swift

New Artist Of The Year: Billie Eilish

Collaboration Of The Year: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

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 – EDM: Marshmello

Favourite Soundtrack: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Artist Of The Decade: Taylor Swift

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