Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Taylor Swift bags top spot in the winner’s circle at AMA

Taylor Swift made another history in the music industry as she became the first artist to have a total of 40wins at the American Music Awards. Swift swept all six awards from six nominations at the 50th annual show of the said music awards. Among her awards are the favorite female pop artist, the favorite pop album for her re-recorded ‘Red’ album, country artist, the favorite music video for her ‘All too Well’ (Taylor’s version), and artist of the year, which was her seventh time.

Taylor Swift said after receiving the award of artist of the year, she released more music than she did in the entire decade. And her fans encouraged her to make more music as many fans wanted to hear lots of her music. As a result, she is now the artist with the most American Music Awards; next to her is Michael Jackson, who had 26 wins, and Whitney Houston, with 22 awards.

Other winners in the same event included Bad Bunny, who received eight nominations and clinched the favorite male Latin artist and Latin album for ‘Un Verano Sin Ti.’ Beyonce also has 16 AMA wins and bagged the favorite female R&B artist and album. Korean superstar BTS also clinched two AMAs awards, including the first AMA for Favorite K-Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Duo or Group. On the other hand, Ghost also took home the Favorite Rock Album for the latest album ‘Impera.’ Elton John should also celebrate his first-ever AMA in 1998 for Collaboration of the Year the ‘Cold Heart – PNAU Remix’ with Dua Lipa. The first-time nominee, Anitta, also won the AMA for Favorite Female Latin Artist. Harry Styles and Kendrick Lamar also received two awards each.

Wayne Brady hosted the event and shared with the audience how he prepared his opening monologue for the show. The event was filled with great performances and pop culture moments, aired live from the Microsoft Theater. Including the opening performance of P!NK of her new single ‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again’ followed by another excellent version of ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You.’ This was a tribute to the life and career of AMA winner Olivia Newton-John. Viewers also enjoyed performances of Stevie Wonder, Dove Cameron, and Cardi B joined GloRilla for a performance of ‘Tomorrow 2’. Lionel Richie was also honored with this year’s Icon Award.