Taylor Swift wins Favorite Pop Album at AMAs, thanks fans for encouraging her to ‘make more music’
'I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness, and I love you more than I can say,' said Taylor Swift while accepting the award at the AMAs
Dear Swifties, you all have done it once again, you made your favorite artist win. Was this really surprising after the recent incident which happened with Ticketmaster when they dropped Taylor Swift concert tickets online? It is no surprise that all the Swifties will come through when they get a chance to see their favorite pop star on stage, be it in a concert or an award show. However, remember when 'Red (Taylor's Version)' dropped last year 28 of its tracks on the US Billboard Hot 100, garnering the record for the most single-week new entries by an artist. Speaking of tracks, 'All Too Well (10 Minute Version)' debuted at the top of the chart, becoming Swift's eighth number-one on the Hot 100 and the longest number-one song of all time.
Thus, there was no stopping Taylor from winning 2022's AMA's Artist of the year and Favorite Pop Album. No wonder Taylor's hard work ended up 'All too well' for her. However, it was Swift's first appearance post-Ticketmaster saga where fans called out the site for entirely selling out of tickets for her 'Eras Tour' during the presale despite allegedly holding reserved tickets for a regular sale scheduled days later.
On Sunday while accepting artist of the year at the 2022 American Music Awards, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter spoke about how releasing music frequently keeps her happy and thanked her fans for continuously supporting it.
"You know in the past few years, I have released more music than I did in the entire decade preceding that," she opened her speech. "And I really feel like that's down to the fact that you, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear lots of music that I would make."
"You encouraged me, and so, I found that the more music I made and the more music that I put out, the happier I was, the more I kept that channel open and just kept creating, kept making things," continued Swift. "And the more that happened, the more you guys were like yay, keep doing it, and the happier I was, so I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness, and I love you more than I can say."
She concluded by saying, "I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I still get to do this and that you still care, so thank you. I don't know what to say. I love you."