LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift, a pop icon, cemented her legacy on Sunday by becoming the American Music Awards’ most decorated artist.
Swift was already the recipient of this distinction. Swift went on to win awards in all six categories she was nominated for.
She now has 40 wins.
Swift’s popularity was further bolstered recently by the overwhelming demand for her new tour. Ticketmaster was forced to close its website due to this.
Swift was awarded Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Female Pop Artist.
Swift stated that she had the fans to thank for her happiness during the ABC ceremony. Swift said, “I love you more that I can say. It is amazing to me that this happens. It’s amazing that you still care.
Elton John was awarded the Collaboration of the Year award together with Dua Lipa. He was the artist who received the most recognition from the AMAs since 1974, when he was nominated at the inaugural ceremony.
John performed Sunday night in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium as the final date on his farewell tour.
Bad Bunny received eight nominations, but ended up winning only in two categories: Favorite Male Latin Artist (FAVORITE Latin ARTIST) and Favorite Latin Album (FAVORITE Latin MUSIC).
P!nk paid tribute to Olivia-Newton John (singer-actress who died earlier in the year from breast cancer).
Lionel Richie received the Icon Award. He was accompanied by tributes from Stevie Wonder and Charlie Puth.
Wayne Brady hosted the show at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles.