With 2019 being one of the most successful years for pop star Taylor Swift, it is not surprising that Taylor dominated the American Music Awards this year. In fact, Taylor managed to break music legend Micheal Jackson’s record of the most AMA wins (29) by winning 5 trophies this year, which included Artist of the Decade, Artist of the Year, Favourite Music Video, Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary.
The ‘Lover’ singer also performed a medley of her classic hits like ‘Love Story’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, ‘Blank Space’, ‘Shake It Off’
and spiced things up with recent hits like ‘Lover’ and ‘The Man’.
While her performance definitely hit all the right chords, it was her acceptance speech as she won the ‘Artist of the Decade’ that gave everyone happy tears. She started her speech by thanking Camila Cabello and Halsey for performing ‘Shake it Off’ with her. She then continued, "First of all, I want to say that getting to share the stage with Misty Copeland and Craig Hall and Camila Cabello and Halsey and all those amazing dancers tonight was absolutely, in so many ways, a dream come true, and so I just, that performance was even more fun than I hoped it would be,"
Taylor’s mom who was also at the award ceremony was visibly emotional. Taylor continued saying, "I cannot believe that it's Carole King, it's you, who gave me this award. My parents are here tonight, and they would listen to Tapestry and all your other records in high school and then they took those records with them, packed them up in boxes and took them to college with them. Then when they met and they got their own house, they took those records with them there. And then when they had my brother and I, they played those records for us."
"And I just remember, when I fell in love with music it was right around the time I realized how marvellous it was that an artist could transcend so many different phases and changes in people's lives. So, you taught me that that's a possibility. I guess what I'm trying to say is all any of the artists, or really anyone in this room, wants is to create something that will last, whatever it is in life," Taylor added.
She concluded her speech with relentless love all her ‘Swifties’ showered her with her so far. You can watch her full acceptance speech below.