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November 25, 2019

Taylor Swift breaks Michael Jackson's American Music Awards record

The Berks County native now has 29 AMA wins after receiving six 2019 AMAs

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Taylor Swift has surpassed Michael Jackson's all-time AMA record after the singer took home six awards at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift now holds the record for most American Music Awards surpassing Michael Jackson's total on Sunday night. 

The Berks County native accepted won six 2019 American Music Awards honors, increasing her career total to 29, beating out Jackson's 24 wins. Swift won her first AMA in 200 for best female country artist. 

This year, Swift won artist of the year, best pop/rock female artist, best pop/rock album for "Lover," adult contemporary artist, and best video for "You Need to Calm Down." The singer also accepted an honor of artist of the decade. 

Carole King presented the artist of the decade award to Swift, which the recipient found fitting. The singer mentioned during her acceptance speech how much King has inspired her."When I fell in love with music it was right around the time I realized how marvelous it was that an artist could transcend so many different phases and changes in people's lives," she said. "So, you taught me that that's a possibility." 

Swift took to the stage to celebrate her 10 years of accomplishment by performing a medley of her biggest hits, including "Love Story," "Black Space," "I Knew You Were Trouble," as well as "Lover" and "The Man" off her most recent album. She also performed "Shake It Off" with Hasley and Camilla Cabello. 

Shania Twain also paid tribute to Swift, performing "Shake It Off" during the awards show. Twain sang a snippet of the song acoustically before diving deep into her own medley of hits. 

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