Taylor Swift Wins Top Trophy at American Music Awards for a Record Third Straight Year
And the country star reveals she blacks out during acceptance speeches.
Taylor Swift picked up a record-breaking third straight Artist of the Year trophy Sunday night (Nov. 24) at the American Music Awards.
It was one of four trophies, and that made Taylor the top winner of the night.
"It's a crazy thing to happen to you. Like, I never get used to it," Taylor told reporters backstage afterward.
"I legitimately black out. It's a scary thing 'cause I don't know what I'm saying, and then afterward I ask people, 'Like, like, did I, did I like, did . . . What happened?'"
Turns out Taylor's pretty eloquent when she blacks out. Here's what she told her fans after winning the top trophy.
"This validates that we are heartbroken the same way, and we fall in love the same way, and we are happy the same way. The fact that you would listen to my music means we're on the same page," she said.
"I'm 23, and I have no idea what's gonna happen to me in my life, but I figure, if you decided on something as wonderful as this, then we're pretty much in it together, aren't we?"
Taylor's buddies in Florida Georgia Line also took home an award, and Luke Bryan won favorite Male Artist–Country. Full list winners below.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Taylor Swift — Red
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — The Heist
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
One Direction — Take Me Home
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
AMA Icon Award
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly — "Cruise"
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake — The 20/20 Experience
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL