Taylor Swift skipped the AMAs because she’s re-recording her old albums and more headlines
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Taylor Swift extended her lead as the artist with the most awards in the show’s 47-year history. She has now won 32 AMAs, eight more than runner-up Michael Jackson. Bieber has now won 18 awards, which puts him in sixth place on the all-time winners’ list.
Swift won artist of the year for the sixth time, extending her record in that category; favorite female artist—pop/rock for the fifth time, setting a new record in that category; and favorite video for the second year in a row. In the female pop/rock vocalist category, Swift pushed past Whitney Houston and Olivia Newton-John, who each won the award four times.
Swift accepted the artist of the year award by video. She explained her absence by saying that she was busy re-recording her earlier albums.