Taylor Swift shakes off feud and breaks record at AMAs

All eyes were on Taylor Swift as she dominated the American Music Awards following her high-profile feud with music mogul Scooter Braun and her former record label.

But in the end, the star – who became the most successful artist in the awards’ history, with six prizes including artist of the year and of the decade – made just a subtle reference to the fallout about the rights to her first six records.

Taylor Swift with her six gongs at the American Music Awards
Image:Swift’s six awards make her the biggest winner in the ceremony’s history, with a total of 29
Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift and Halsey at the American Music Awards
Image:Swift (centre) performed Shake It Off with Camila Cabello and Halsey

Performing a medley of hits, she started off wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the albums’ names in a prison-style font, and opened her set with The Man – which debates how much more successful she might be if she were male – from her latest record, Lover.

In her acceptance speech, Swiftsaid the previous 12 months had given her “some of the most amazing times”, as well as “the hardest things I’ve gone through in my life”.

She thanked her fans, adding: “This year for me has been a lot. It’s been a lot of good, it’s been a lot of really complicated.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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