American country singer Taylor Swift has surpassed Michael Jackson’s record as she won the first 5 American Music Awards (AMAs) yesterday.
In her acceptance speech, Taylor noted how good the year had been to her and appreciated everyone for their support.
This year has been a lot of good, a lot of really complicated, so on behalf of my family and me, thank you so much for being there and caring.Taylor Swift – bostonglobe.com
Taylor Alison Swift is started pursuing a career in country music at the age of 14 and her 2006 debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US, peaking at number 5.
Her second album Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US, winning four Grammy Awards and making Taylor the youngest Album of the Year recipient.
Taylor has sold over 50 million albums and is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. Her accolades include 10 Grammys, an Emmy, 29 AMAs, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 6 Guinness World Records.