Taylor Swift has won more American Music Awards than any other artist this decade, so it’s only fitting that the songstress is honoured as Artist of the Decade at this year’s ceremony.
Dick Clark productions and ABC announced the award Wednesday (Oct. 30), also revealing that the superstar will take the stage to perform the biggest hits of her more-than-a-decade-long career.
“Taylor’s impact on music this decade is undeniable and her performances on the American Music Awards have been truly spectacular,” Mark Bracco, executive vice president of programming & development at Dick Clark productions said in a press statement. “We’re thrilled to honour her as our Artist of the Decade and can’t wait for her to blow everyone away with an epic, career-spanning performance unlike any other!”
Swift currently has the most AMA wins of any female artist ever with 23 awards. At this year’s ceremony, she’s nominated for artist of the year, favourite music video, favourite female artist – pop/rock, favourite album – pop/rock and favourite artist – adult contemporary. She might surpass Michael Jackson’s record for most AMAs of all time if she wins two of the five categories she’s nominated in.
The AMAs didn’t announce an artist of the decade for the ’00s, but at the January 2000 AMA show, Garth Brooks was announced as the artist of the decade for the just-ended ’90s. That same show included announcements of fan-voted awards for the artists of the decade for the ’50s (Elvis Presley), the ’60s (the Beatles), the ’70s (Stevie Wonder) and the ’80s (Michael Jackson).
The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
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