Most American Music Awards won
Who
Taylor Swift
What
29 total number
Where
United States (Los Angeles)
When

Taylor Swift (USA) won six trophies at the 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs) – presented at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 24 November – taking her career tally of accolades at the AMAs to 29.


Swift won Artist of the Year for a record-extending fifth time (2009, 2011, 2013, 2018–19), adding to her awards for Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary, Favourite Album - Pop/Rock (Lover) and Favourite Music Video (“You Need to Calm Down”). Her sixth award, Artist of the Decade, had been presented only once before – to Garth Brooks in 2000 – at the AMAs.

Swift’s 2019 haul took her ahead of Michael Jackson (USA, 1958–2009), who collected 26 AMA trophies between 1980 and 2009, including a record-setting eight awards at a single ceremony (1984). The feat was matched by Whitney Houston (USA, 1963–2012) in 1994, whose career total of 22 awards can only be bettered by Swift among female artists.

In 2008, Swift won her first AMAs trophy, for Favourite Female Artist – Country. It was a category she would win for six years in a row (2008–13).

The first AMAs were staged at the Earl Carroll Theatre in New York City on 19 February 1974. The 2019 edition was the 47th ceremony (two events were held in 2003, when the AMAs switched from January to November).