All in all, Tay took home three big honors Sunday night: Artist of the Decade, Artist of the Year, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. All the awards she picked up last night were awards she worked hard to receive.
Though Jackson still owns the No. 2 spot, he previously held the record for years, and even spent years battling the late-Whitney Houston for it.
She was also given an honorary artist of the decade award, taking her all-time total to 29 American Music Awards, organizers said.
Taylor Swift is undeniably one of the most successful artists of the 2010s.
The American Music Awards turned out to be a big night for Taylor Swift, as she was not only honored as Artist of the Decade but also Artist of the Year and four other awards. "I appreciate her." However, "Artist of the Decade?", she questioned once more before moving on.
Newcomer Billie Eilish, 17, took home two statuettes for best new artist and best alternative rock artist after a breakout year that saw her top the USA charts with her single "Bad Guy". Legendary songwriter, Carole King presented the award to Taylor, whose parents were proudly sitting in the audience. The public statement did not specifically address her accusations that it prevented her from singing her earlier titles or using them in the documentary.
"Sometimes people who do what we do... you feel like your stock is either up or down, but the people who hang in there for you are the ones you will never forget".
As #IStandWithTaylor began trending, Braun and Borchetta faced death threats from the 29-year-old's fans after Swift attempted to force them to rethink their decision.
"But that's okay because I'm up here right now and I am so thankful to the AMAs because they're the largest fan-voted award show", she said.
"This year has been a lot of good, a lot of really complicated, so behalf of my family and me, thank you so much for being there and caring".
But before revealing her sparkly gold outfit, Swift wore a white button-down shirt branded with the names of her past albums as she performed her feminist anthem, "The Man".
After displaying her onstage ensems, we couldn't forget to give credit where credit is due when it came to T. Swift's red carpet look!