Taylor Swift to Receive “Artist of the Decade” Award at 2019 AMAs


Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is set to earn her biggest award ever next month at the 2019 American Music Awards.

The 47th annual American Music Awards will happen on November 24th this year, and the “Shake it Off” hitmaker will be honored as the artist of the decade.

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Swift also stands to snag more awards since she has also been nominated in five categories for the 2019 ceremony.

Taylor Swift Competing in Five Awards Categories

Taylor is competing for artist of the year, favorite adult contemporary artist, and favorite pop/rock female artist. Plus, her latest album, Lover, has been nominated in the favorite pop/rock album category. Her hit single “You Need to Calm Down” has also been nominated for favorite music video.

T-Swift isn’t just coming to accept her awards, either. The 29-year-old superstar will also grace us with a performance celebrating the biggest hits of her 13-year career.

“Taylor’s impact on music this decade is undeniable, and her performances on the American Music Awards have been truly spectacular,” said Mark Bacco, Dick Clark Productions’ executive vice president of programming and development.

Bacco also added, “We’re thrilled to honor 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 Holds Record For Most Wins by Female Performer

Right now, the 29-year-old singer has won more AMAs than any other artist this decade. She has earned 23 AMAs, breaking Whitney Houston’s previous record and making her the most decorated female performer in the history of the awards.

The infamous King of Pop Michael Jackson holds the record for most AMAs ever with 24 wins, but clearly Swift is hot on his heels. With her five nominations this year, it doesn’t take a psychic reader to predict that Swift will likely tie or break Jackson’s record this year.

Post Malone is the most-nominated performer this year, with seven nods total. Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish are close behind with six nominations, while Lil Nas X is tied with T-Swift with 5 nominations this year.

The 2019 American Music Awards are happening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24th, and will be broadcast live on ABC.