Sunday, November 22, 2009
– Taylor Swift took home five awards at the American Music Awards on Sunday, including artist of the year. She also won favorite female artist in the pop/rock and country categories, country album and adult-contemporary artist.
This follows her domination of the Country Music Association awards earlier this month when she took four awards including entertainer of the year.
Swift was not at the AMAs because she was in London. "I just want to say music ever has been ultimately competition." She took the biggest award over Michael Jackson, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon.
Swift reserved special praise for Jackson, saying it was "unimaginable honor" to be considered with him. She also praised his sister, Janet and other family members for reaching out to her.
Swift thanked her fans, saying, "You have given me so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving."
Swift won the pop rock award over Beyonce and Lady Gaga. She took the adult contemporary award over Daughtry and Jason Mraz.
Swift's "Fearless" won favorite country album over Rascal Flatts' "Unstoppable" and Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation."
Rascal Flatts won favorite band, duo or group award over Sugarland and Zac Brown Band.
Keith Urban received the favorite male artist honor over Jason Aldean and Darius Rucker.
In what should be considered a big surprise, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award went to Gloriana. The quartet beat out big selling Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi and Kari Hilson.