Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Have Record Breaking Night At American Music Awards

Pictured: Taylor Swift poses during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: John Shearer/AMA2019/Getty Images for dcp

The 2019 American Music Awards saw Taylor Swift break the record of most American Music Award wins of all time; she now tops the list with a total of 29 after winning six last night (Nov. 24). The previous record holder was Michael Jackson, with 24 wins. Carrie Underwood also broke an AMA record for the most Favorite Country Album wins when she won for Cry Pretty and surpassed Kenny Rogers, with whom she was previously tied. Underwood also took home Favorite Female Country Artist.

Dan + Shay won two American Music Awards, for Favorite Country Duo or Group and “Speechless” for Favorite Country Song. Kane Brown took home Favorite Male Country Artist, while Lauren Daigle won Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist.

Pictured (L-R): Shay Mooney, Carrie Underwood, and Dan Smyers. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/AMA2019/FilmMagic for dcp

Billy Ray Cyrus won his first AMA in more than 30 years for his collaboration with Lil Nas X on “Old Town Road,” taking home Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song.

Swift, the AMA Artist of the Decade Award recipient, performed a medley of her hits from the past ten years including “The Man,” “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” where she was joined by Halsey and Camila Cabello, and “Lover.”

The night ended with the entire audience on their feet for Shania Twain’s return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time in 16 years. The country icon performed a crowd-pleasing medley of “You’re Still the One,” “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of September 28, 2018 through September 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

Pictured: Shania Twain performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

Full list of American Music Awards 2019 Winners:

Artist of the Decade
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year
Billie Eilish

Collaboration of the Year
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Tour of the Year

Favorite Music Video
Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

Favorite Social Artist

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift Lover

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Halsey “Without Me”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Kane Brown

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Dan + Shay

Favorite Album – Country
Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty

Favorite Song – Country
Dan + Shay “Speechless”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Khalid Free Spirit

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Khalid “Talk”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Billie Eilish

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Favorite Soundtrack
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen


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