- Pop singer Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Decade.
- The American Music Awards will be giving her the trophy this month, citing Swift’s long list of nominations and victories over the past decade.
- The awards show is set on November 24, with a performance from the pop singer.
MANILA, Philippines—2019 seems to be going well for pop singer Taylor Swift, who will be honored at the American Music Awards as Artist of the Decade.
Swift is set to receive the Artist of the Decade trophy at this year’s awards show on November 24.
Swift is only the second artist in history who will receive the prestigious award, apart from Garth Brooks, who was awarded in 2000.
Swift has previously won the Artist of the Year trophy four times and has been nominated again in that category this year.
The “Lover” singer already has 23 AMAs at home, making her the top AMA winner of this decade. She’s also scooped up more AMA trophies than any female artist in history.
The awards show announced on Instagram that since Swift has won more AMAs than any other artist in the last ten years, she was a natural choice for the prestigious award.
In 2018, she also won all four AMAs she was nominated for, including artist of the year and tour of the year.
“Taylor’s impact on music this decade is undeniable, and her performances on the American Music Awards have been truly spectacular,” Dick Clark Productions executive Mark Bracco said in a statement.
“We’re thrilled to honor 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!”
The other categories Swift is nominated in include Favorite Music Video, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for “Lover” and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
Her music video for the hit single “You Need to Calm Down” is nominated for favorite music video. And “Lover,” which has spawned three singles so far, is nominated for favorite pop/rock album.
Over the past decade, Swift had to go through a lot of challenges. Ten years ago, Kanye West jumped up on stage during the VMAs and proclaimed that Swift did not deserve video of the year, Beyoncé did.
This kicked off a decade-long feud with West and his wife, Kim Kardashian. But it was during this time that Swift released five albums and countless songs about breakups, friendships and the Wests. And she won ten Grammys.
Swift will also be performing during the show on November 24. –CNN/CBSNews