AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Validating her popularity, the 32-year-old star has become the biggest winner at the 50th Annual American Music Awards that was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20.
The "Anti-Hero" songstress swept the awards in all six categories she was nominated for. After bagging Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Country Album for "Red (Taylor's Version)" earlier that night, she won Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video for "All Too Well: The Short Film" and Favorite Pop Album for "Red (Taylor's Version)".
When accepting the award for Favorite Pop Album, Taylor thanked her best friend Blake Lively, who directed her music video for "I Bet You Think About Me". "I want to take a moment to thank someone who directed," the singer/songwriter said. "Blake Lively, and the incredible Miles Teller and his gorgeous wife." She added, "To the fans. I cannot thank you enough, this is so special."
Taylor was later back onstage to deliver an acceptance speech for her Favorite Music Video award. She thanked Sadie Sink and Dylan O'Brien, who starred in the music video, before praising the "entire crew that worked with us on this." She gushed, "I'm so proud of it, I'm so happy you like it, too. This is so special and wonderful."
Being tied with Taylor for the second most nominated artist, Beyonce Knowles won three out of her six nominations. After losing to the country-turned-pop superstar in the Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Album categories, the R&B diva was named Favorite Female R&B Artist. Her latest album "Renaissance" was picked as Favorite R&B Album, while the album's lead single "Break My Soul" became Favorite R&B Song.
Harry Styles, Morgan Wallen, Kendrick Lamar, BTS (Bangtan Boys) and Bad Bunny took home two awards each. The British heartthrob was voted as Favorite Male Pop Artist in addition to winning Favorite Pop Song for "As It Was".
Kendrick was named Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist, while his critically-acclaimed album "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers" became Favorite Hip-Hop Album. Morgan grabbed Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Song for "Wasted on You".
BTS nabbed Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite K-Pop Artist, while Bad Bunny was hailed as Favorite Male Latin Artist and his album "Un Verano Sin Ti" was named Favorite Latin Album after he dominated the nomination list with eight nods.
Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist went to Nicki Minaj, while Favorite Male R&B Artist winner was Chris Brown. Machine Gun Kelly picked up Favorite Rock Artist award, during which he joked about his spiked suit, "I just want to say, I'm petitioning for larger mic stands next time. This suit is really uncomfortable to pee in."
He also called out the rock community for their lack of support in his acceptance speech. "Speaking of uncomfortable," he continued, "there have been some people in the community who have called me a tourist, but they're wrong. I'm the rocket man."
Dove Cameron was named New Artist of the Year, with Coldplay, Anitta, Dan + Shay and Maneskin among other winners. Lionel Richie was honored with Icon Award at the ceremony, which was hosted by Wayne Brady.
Full Winner List of the 2022 American Music Awards