Taylor Swift Wins Artist of the Year

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A diamond’s gotta shine. Taylor Swift took house the win for Artist of the Yr on the 2022 American Music Awards, marking her seventh time receiving the award.

“Previously few years, I’ve launched extra music than I did within the decade previous that,” the “Anti-Hero” songstress, 32, stated whereas accepting the award on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, her sixth win of the evening. “I actually really feel like that’s right down to the truth that you, the followers, made it clear that you simply wished to listen to a lot of music … I discovered that the extra music I made [and] the extra music I put out, the happier I used to be.”

She continued: “I’ve the followers to thank, basically, for my happiness. I really like you greater than I can say. I can’t categorical how unbelievable it’s to me that I get to do that and that you simply nonetheless care. So, thanks underlined with 13 exclamation factors.”

Swift has been nominated for the AMAs’ prime prize 9 instances in complete and took house the award in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2019, she additionally grew to become the primary feminine musician to win the Artist of the Decade trophy, which was beforehand awarded to Garth Brooks in 2000 for his record-breaking success within the Nineteen Nineties.

“The truth that that is an award that celebrates a decade of exhausting work and of artwork and of enjoyable and reminiscences, all that issues to me is the reminiscences that I’ve had with you guys, with you the followers, over time,” the Grammy winner stated in her acceptance speech on the time. “Guys, we’ve had enjoyable, unbelievable, exhilarating, extraordinary instances collectively, and will it proceed. Thanks for being the rationale why I’m on this stage, from the very first day of my profession till tonight. I really like you with all of my coronary heart.”

Swift’s massive win comes one month after the discharge of her tenth studio album, Midnights. “This can be a assortment of music written in the course of the evening, a journey by means of terrors and candy desires,” she wrote through Instagram in regards to the inspiration for the album in August. “The flooring we tempo and the demons we face. For all of us who’ve tossed and turned and determined to maintain the lanterns lit and search around — hoping that simply perhaps, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”

The opening observe on the album, “Lavender Haze,” was written about her relationship with boyfriend Joe Alwyn who didn’t accompany her to the AMAs on Sunday. “I occurred upon the phrase ‘lavender haze’ once I was watching Mad Males and I seemed it up as a result of I believed it sounded cool, and it seems that it’s a typical phrase used within the ’50s the place they might simply describe being in love,” Swift defined in an Instagram video final month. “Like, If you happen to have been within the lavender haze, that meant you have been in that all-encompassing love glow, and I believed that was actually lovely.”

The “All Too Effectively” songstress continued: “I feel lots of people must cope with this now — not simply, like, quote-unquote public figures — as a result of we dwell within the period of social media … My relationship for six years, we’ve needed to dodge bizarre rumors, tabloid stuff, and we simply ignore it. And so this track is form of in regards to the act of ignoring that stuff to guard the actual stuff.”

In August, a supply advised Us Weekly completely that Swift and Alwyn, 31, are happier than ever with their non-public relationship. “Taylor and Joe have one of the best of all worlds proper now,” the insider stated on the time. “They love dividing their time between England and Nashville and that’s the best way they each prefer it. It grew to become obvious to each of them that they have been happiest doing their very own factor in a low-key manner. That was an enormous cause why they bonded.”

The supply added that the couple are “wildly glad collectively and are enthusiastic about their future collectively.”