Taylor Swift is to be honoured as Artist of the Decade at the 2019 American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions and ABC announced the award, also revealing that the superstar will take the stage to perform the biggest hits of her more-than-a-decade-long career.
“Taylor’s impact on music this decade is undeniable and her performances on the American Music Awards have been truly spectacular,” Mark Bracco, executive vice president of programming & development at Dick Clark productions said in a press statement. “We’re thrilled to honour her as our Artist of the Decade and can’t wait for her to blow everyone away with an epic, career-spanning performance unlike any other!”
Swift currently has the most AMA wins of any female artist ever with 23 awards. In addition to Artist Of The Decade, at this year’s ceremony she’s nominated for Artist Of The Year, Favourite Music Video, Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favourite Album (for Lover) – Pop/Rock and Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary. It’s possible she might surpass Michael Jackson’s record for most AMAs of all time if she wins two of the five categories she’s nominated in.
The American Music Awards is where the world’s biggest artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. As the decade comes to a close, this year’s show celebrates the past ten years with some of the best moments in music and live performances from the biggest names in the industry. From Pop and Rock, to Country, Hip Hop and beyond, it only happens here.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard, 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 28 September 2018 through 26 September 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.
The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 24 November at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Lover is out now and can be bought here.