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Taylor Swift, Most-Awarded Woman in AMA History, to Be Named Artist of the Decade

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Taylor Swift is back in the headlines to claim another victory: Artist of the Decade. She will be recognized at the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019. 

This year, Swift is up against Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey and Post Malone for Artist of the Year. She’s also nominated in four other categories: Favorite Music Video, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for “Lover” and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

Swift picked up her 23rd AMA last year and is now poised to break Michael Jackson’s record for most awarded artist of all time. She has won more awards than any other artist this decade.

On bad press and living in the limelight, Swift’s advice to new artists is simple: “Do not let anything stop you from making art,” she said in an interview with Beats 1 radio.

Swift also made history at last year’s AMAs, when she overtook Whitney Houston’s record for  most AMAs held by a female artist. During her acceptance speech, she expressed how much the awards meant to her because they’re voted for by the fans:

“I understand how lucky I am to have anyone that cares about me or my music,” she said. “Every time that you have made me lucky enough to ever get to stand on a stage and have something really sparkly in my hands and say thank you, every single time this happens, it means something differently to me.”
Viewers can look forward to an “unprecedented awards show performance celebrating the biggest hits of her career,” according to the AMAs.

Kaley LaQuea is an award–winning print and digital journalist who’s been creating content since 2008. She’s passionate about economic, environmental and social justice. She has an unhealthy relationship with caffeine and two cats: Totoro and Mononoke.