American Music Awards 2020: Taylor Swift wins artist of the year for third time in a row
Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards. But, the singer-songwriter missed the show and she has a good reason for doing so - she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalogue was sold recently.
In a video that aired during the awards show, the pop star said “the reason I’m not there tonight is that I’m actually re-recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazing. And I can’t wait for you to hear it."
Last year music manager Scooter Braun — who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande — announced that his Ithaca Holdings company had acquired Big Machine Label Group, the home to Swift’s first six albums. This month Braun said he has sold the master rights to Swift’s first six albums to an investment company; Swift acknowledged the sale on social media and said she would not work with the new buyers because Braun was still involved.
Instead, she headed back to the studio.
Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award. She also won favourite music video and favourite pop/rock female artist, winning three honours and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday.