Taylor Swift made history at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, becoming the first artist to score 40 wins at the 50th annual show.
The “Anti-Hero” singer won six awards from six nominations, including Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Pop Album and Favorite Female Country Artist.
During her favorite pop album acceptance speech, Swift said she ‘never anticipated or assumed’ that her re-recorded albums would mean anything to fans, as she recalled and thanked those who helped her spend “hours and hours in the studio, meticulously recreating” Red. She thanked the artists who joined her for the re-recorded version of her 2012 album, her ‘All Too Well’ video stars and ‘I Bet You Think About Me’ director Blake Lively and co-star Miles Teller.
Swift then returned to the stage to accept the award for best music video for “All Too Well”, thanking fans for their support of the song, which Swift says allowed her to release the 10-minute version and make his short film. with Sink and O’Brien.
And for her final win, Swift explained how her fan support for releasing “more music” over the past few years than she has “in the entire decade leading up to it” has kept her going and contributed to his happiness.
“You, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear a lot of music that I would do. You encouraged me. So I found that the more music I made and the more music I released, the happier I was” , Swift said in part. “I basically have to thank the fans for my happiness, and I love you more than I can say.”
Swift extended her run as the artist with the most American Music Awards, followed by Michael Jackson in second place with 26 wins and Whitney Houston with 22 trophies to her name.