Taylor Swift made history at the 2019 American Music Awards on Sunday, shattering Michael Jackson’s record for all-time AMA wins on the same night she was named Artist of the Decade.
In addition to being honored as the Artist of the Decade, the singer-songwriter took home the awards for Favorite Album — Pop/Rock, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary and Artist of the Year, making her the artist with the most AMAs of all time, with 28 total wins. She beat Michael Jackson’s record of 24 all-time wins. Swift was tied with Alabama at 23 all-time AMA wins before Sunday night’s ceremony.
Early in the telecast, Swift beat out Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande for Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for “Lover.” In the final moments of the show, she was also named Artist of the Year.
“The last year of my life has had some of the most amazing times and also some of the hardest things I’ve gone through…and a lot of them are things that haven’t been public,” Swift said as she accepted Artist of the Year. “I wanted to thank you so much for being the thing that has been a constant in my life.”