Country superstar Taylor Swift may not have been able to make it in person to last night’s American Music Awards in L.A., but the voters weren’t going to hold that against her, as the teen singer was the evening’s big winner, walking away with a total of five trophies including Artist of the Year.
Taylor, who had to resort to accepting her accolades via satellite from London, also kicked butt in the categories Favorite Pop/Rock Female, Favorite Country Female, Favorite Country Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
The 19-year-old’s victory in the Artist of the Year category came as a surprise to many who had assumed that the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson — who earned four awards at the cermony — would be the winner there.
“To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson,” confessed Taylor in her acceptance speech, “is an unimaginable honor.”
The Complete List of Winners:
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Breakthrough Artist Award: Gloriana
International Artist Award: Whitney Houston
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Michael Jackson
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Michael Jackson — Number Ones
Favorite Country Male Artist: Keith Urban
Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Band/Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Country Album: Taylor Swift — Fearless
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Male Artist: Jay-Z
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album: Jay-Z — The Blueprint 3
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Michael Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Michael Jackson — Number Ones
Favorite Soundtrack: Hannah Montana: The Movie
Favorite Alternative Rock Artist: Green Day
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Latin Music Artist: Aventura
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Mary Mary
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