Taylor Swift sweeps the top award at AMA
WASHINGTON: Singer Taylor Swift won maximum honours at the American Music Awards 2022 taking home six awards, including Artist of the Year.
“In the past few years, I have released more music than I did in the entire decade preceding that. I really feel that’s down to the fact that you, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear lots of music that I would make - you encouraged me,” she said during her acceptance speech.
Swift said that the more music she put out the happier she felt and thanked the fans for her happiness as they were the motivators.
The New Artist of the Year was won by Dove Cameron. Elton John and Dua Lipa, Cold Heart - PNAU Remix was honoured with the Collaboration of the Year award.
Favourite Touring Artist award was taken home by Coldplay. Harry Styles was named the Favourite Male Pop Artist while Swift won in the Female category. The Favourite Pop Duo/Group was won by the K-pop superband BTS. Favourite Pop Song was Harry Styles’s As It Was.
Kendrick Lamar took home the Favourite Hiphop Artist and in the female category rapper Nicki Minaj took home the trophy.
The film Elvis, which was competing alongside Encanto, Sing 2, Stranger Things - season 4, and Top Gun: Maverick, won the Favourite Soundtrack.
Other winners of the night included Beyonce, who took Favourite R&B Artist and Bad Bunny, who managed to take two, including Favourite Male Latin Artist. Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Tems, Wizkid and Kendrick Lamar each took two awards.