Taylor Swift has been honored with the might prestigious award of the evening, ‘Artist Of The Decade,’ a well deserved award for the pop music icon. Celebrating the amazing amounts of success that Swift has achieved throughout her 13-year career which spans across seven albums and multiple genres of music making her the iconic performer that she is.

The award reflects on her fight for artists’ rights in the always evolving music industry and more specifically, how she feels coming out with a victory in her battle with her ex-label home CEO Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta in securing the permissions needed to perform her old songs live at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Carole King presented the award to Swift saying, “Over the years I’ve known some great songwriters and some great singers and performers. It’s rare to see all those talents in one person, but that defines Taylor Swift. She is one of the only modern pop singers who’s name appears in the song credits.”

After a beautiful recap of Swift’s career and an unforgettable performance of a medley of Swift’s hits, Swift gave an emotion-filled speech saying, “I cannot believe that Carole King gave me this award” continuing to say, “the fact that this is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work and art and fun and memories, all that matters to me is the memories that I have had with you guys, with you the fans over the years. We’ve had fun, incredible, exhilarating, extraordinary times together and may it continue. Thank you for being the reason why I am on this stage from the very first day of my career until tonight. Thank you for everything, thank you AMAs. I am so lucky I get to do this.”

Swift’s parents Andrea and Scott were seen in the crowd showing their emotions as they happy cried. Carole King was “thrilled” to present Taylor Swift with her honor. Swift is now the most awarded artist in American Music Awards history.

Swift also won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (‘Lover‘) already tonight.

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