Taylor Swift: AMAs 2009 Artist Of The Year!

Taylor Swift: AMAs 2009 Artist Of The Year!

Taylor Swift just keeps on grabbing the awards — even when she’s not there to accept them in person!

The 19-year-old musician nabbed FIVE out of six awards that she was nominated for at the 2009 American Music Awards including Artist of the Year, beating out the late Michael Jackson, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga and Eminem.

Taylor also snatched up awards for Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock Female and Country Female Artist as well as Country Album.

She accepted two of her awards via satellite from London, where she was rehearsing for a show on Monday, and thanked her fans. “I will never be able to say how much I love you,” Taylor shared.

Congrats, T!

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  • http://myspace.com/mileywood mileywood

    go t-swift! taylor totally deserved it! :D love her!

  • diane n.

    congrats! im so happy for her. (:

  • Kayla

    She won 5

  • Scarlette

    She actually won five..pop/rock female, country female, country album, adult contemporary artist, and artist of the year!

  • aly

    I don’t think she deserved it… really… taylor swift compared to michael jackson… i dont think so… god idiots!

  • jess

    she won 5 out of 6 not 4

  • theon

    i can`t believe she beat Michael Jackson what is this world coming to?

  • miinot

    Fascinating!!!!!

  • alycia

    she doesn’t deserve entertainer of the year once again.she doesn’t even compare to micheal jackson.it’s rediculous that she won.ahhhh why does this girl keep winning awards she shouldn’t be winning.she also shouldn’t have gotten female country artist of the year…uhh hello reba…carrie…so much better than her.

  • c

    well ya know i love mj as much as the next person but he had his time and fair share of awards and the spotlight. its time for new idols and legends. she works hard and u can tell she appreciates everything she is getting right now. i think that ppl should give her a chance to take in this moment bc its life changing.

  • http://twitter.com/itsherjazz jasmine

    Really people? Michael Jackson is dead… He was a spectacular artist. But he gets no gain from winning anymore, And Taylor is amazing right now! Yes I think she so deserved everything she got! Michael can’t appriciate it anymore? so why does it matter?

  • daren

    I love her but I wish she would wear another color other than gold or silver.

  • http://twitter.com/itsherjazz jasmine

    @c: EXACTLY!

  • AMY

    Before Michael Jackson’s death, he was hated by 90% of America for being “weird”. It’s funny how everyone is jumping on his bandwagon now. You guys are PATHETIC. Where was all this love and support for him when he really needed it? I’m proud to be a true fan of MJ, not just after his death like most of these idiots.

    Anyway congrats to Taylor Swift and her speech at the end thanking the Jackson family and Janet was very touching and class. Very humble girl, good for her.

  • alycia

    @jasmine: so what if he’s dead.he’s done a whole hell of alot better then taylor has.he could perform his ass off.he defined pop music…what has taylor done??wrote a bunch of songs that bash boys.

  • http://twitter.com/teamzefron jess efron

    congratz Taylor

  • Pita pie

    @aly: i 100% agree with you

  • Bob Brown

    And they say America doesn’t have royalty. I dare dispute the notion. Good on you Princess!

  • sydney

    taylor is talented but its too much. how the heck does she keep winning all of these awards!?!? i personally think michael shouldve gotten that award. hes a legend. taylor still has many years to get awards and be nominated.

  • http://twitter.com/believeinlove08 Samantha

    Congrats to the amazing Ms. Swift! No one deserves it more than her!
    But can someone please tell me why Michael was nominated for awards when he didn’t put out ANY NEW MUSIC this year. If he hadn’t died would he have been nominated??

  • jenna

    if it wasn’t fan voted, she wouldn’t have a shot in hell for those awards. i hope she thanks kanye and that jonas brother every night when she goes to sleep. she’d be no where without them.

  • claire

    i really like her and her music but sometimes she bugs me…like the way she performs (her stiff arms and hand movements) and the way she gets overexcited about winning an award (like she’ll keep her mouth open for a very long time)…i dont know, just little things that bug me. but my like for her is greater than my dislike for her…if that makes sense haha

  • jlene

    @jenna: That’s a good one and also a true one. This is only based on fan votes even if they aren’t worthy of it and that sucks.

  • http://www.Mitchel-musso.com Allison

    Taylor is no ‘entertainer/artist of the year.’ Neither is Eminem. No idea where they came up with some of these for entries. Dead or not, Michael has done and will continue to do more than Taylor ever will(between his movie, CDs, continuous media coverage, Neverland, etc).

    They gave that to Taylor, she did not win it. I don’t consider a guitar player(who does nothing other than that on stage, besides holding a mic…) and a rapper entertainment. Michael is by far a much better entertainer.

    Go ahead and hate me for saying all that. I welcome it, but you know it is true.

  • Nataline

    The award is Artist of the YEAR. It is not like Best Artist of All Time. Michael has not put out any new music or done much this year. Taylor has put out a platinum edition album and has been on tour and actually performing. She deserves Artist of the Year. If it was of all time, then I would understand that it is ridiculous she would beat out Michael Jackson but it isn’t, so get over it.

  • deanna

    go tay!! i know a lot of people are mad about her losing to MJ.. but as much as i love him was he artist of the year? no. artist of all of pop? yes. the award was for the YEAR. there’s no doubt she’s the biggest in the music industry for 2009. congrats to her and everyone else who won.

  • Sonia

    Taylor did not deserve this at all…all the other nominations are better than her…plain and simple

  • Misa

    @jlene: I KNOW her fans are 10 times OBSESSIVE than the freakin JONAS brothers. and the “OMIGOSH IM SOO SUPRISED AND IM THE SWEETEST” is sooooo Typical. I 100000000% agree with you

  • TSWIFTLOVER

    PEOPLE WHO SAY SHE DOESNT DESERVE THIS NEED TO SHUT THE HECK UP! SHE HAS SOLD OUT HUGE ARENAS ALL YEAR IN MINS. SHE DESINGED EVERY BIT OF THE TOUR AND WORKED HER BUT OFF TO GIVE HER FANS THE MOST AH-MAZING SHOWS EVER! SHE HAS BEEN NUMBER ONE ON ALBUM SALES FOR A RECORD AMOUNT OF WEEKS! SHE IS CARING, HUMBLE AND SMART! SHE WRITES EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER SONGS…EVERYTHING SHE DOES IS HER OWN AND ITS PRETTY DARN AMAZING! SHE CONNECTS WITH HER FANS IN A WAY LADY GAGA IN NO WAY HAS OR EVER WILL DO, AND MICHAEL JACKSON IS FREAKIN DEAD AND HAS HAD HIS DAY! SO FAIR IS FAIR! PEOPLE CAN COMPLAIN ALL THEY WANT AT THE END OF THE DAY SHE OBVIOUSLY HAS MORE FANS THAN HATERS AND MORE VOTES THAN ANY OF THE OTHER NOMINEES SO YOU GUYS HAVE NO LEG TO STAND ON!

  • TSWIFTLOVER

    @Sonia: WELL MAJORITY RULES AND THE OTHER NOMINESS MUST NOT HAVE MANY FANS CAUSE THEY DIDNT WIN

  • serena

    congrats taylor… she deserves this Artist of the YEAR award… this YEAR she has worked hard and garner a lot of achievements.. bestselling albums…sold out concerts… winning awards after awards… so it really is well deserved. Michael Jackson is a legend… and considering his contributions and achievements in the music industry throughtout his career when he was alive he should have received a differend award than this.. one which is more honourary..something that goes like… LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD… as to honour him for his accomplishments throughout his career when he was actively involved in the music world.. Congrats once again taylor.. and Michael Jackson shall always be remembered..

  • Tiandre McGee

    Okay, She won Artist of the year. Even if we take MJ out of the picture Lady gaga should have taken that one easy! Come on people. I guess Kanye can make anyone famous……… Yea well. She’s one lucky chick.

  • katelyn

    @c: completely agree! hit the nail on the head!

  • mac

    I love her music.I really do but I think it’s all a lil much.jus my opinion.

  • vanessa zanessa is the best!!!

    i love her music ! BUT COME ON !!!!! WHAT HAVE SHE DONE TO EVEN BE NOMINATED FOR 6 CATEGORIES ???? she doesn’t deserve them ! i mean she is cool but not that cool ! she is THE ONLY artist that is getting everything without working hard !! that’s sad she won against mj that’s sad ! I am sure she will never win an oscar never ever ever … god stupid ppl !

  • Carol

    Without hard work yeah she only has a sold out tour an album that gone 5xplatinum done SNL and is now doing 2 shows in the uk if that nothing then i’m the queen congratulations Taylor you deserve it

  • lame

    ridiculous. this chick is a nobody next to MJ. what a joke. even she knew she shouldn’t have won that @#!&

  • Bec

    I agree with Serena and Amy. Michael Jackson was a legend but Taylor deserved this award with all the hard work she’s put in the past few years to get to where she is today. Like Serena said, a Life Time Achievement Award would be more suited to Michael. And like Amy said, the majority of people thought he was a freak. Then he died expectedly and all of a sudden, everyone is in love with him. It saddens me that it took his death before a lot of people show an ounce of respect to him.

  • Bridgett

    Ya know what I hate? Idiots who defend a dead man, one in which they most likely ridiculed before he passed away. After Michael’s death, it’s ‘cool’ to like him. Grow the hell up, people. The true fans are those who supported him during the tough times.

  • krystin

    yeah taylor!! you deserved it! geat job…would of been awesome if you went 6 for 6 but 5 for 6 is amazing! woot woot

  • Marie

    Oh lord, this is total and complete BULLSH*T!

    I wonder if she’s thanks the Jonas Brothers and Kanye West yet.
    She wouldn’t be where she is without them. SAD, but true.

  • Um, me

    any other nominated artist DESERVED that award. This is stupid. Sorry to Taylor fans but seriously? She won over Kings of Leon? They’re amazing and have WAY better lyrics! Over Lady Gaga? She’s definitely a better singer and overall entertainer than Swift. Over Michael Jackson? I guess he didn’t make any new music this year but his movie DID come out this year and that movie WAS about music, so it was obvious why he was nominated.

    Sorry Taylor fans but this was a FAIL on AMA’s part. :P

  • cam

    @aly:

    I love Michael Jackson too, but he would not have been nominated at all if he did not pass away BECAUSE he had no NEW music released this year. Because he passed away they made a CD & movie out of his rehearsal. I think it was great he was honored this year – I would rather that Janet accepted for him because Jermaine sounds like an idiot when he talks.

    I think Taylor Swift deserved all 5 of her awards – she is awesome. Congratulations to Taylor!

  • amanda

    two words…

    FAN VOTED.

  • emele

    I’m so extremely happy for her, she deserves every bit of the recognition she receives. I love how she has won tonnes of awards but still manages to be 100% greatful for every award she wins. What a truely beautiful person! I have a feeling this is just the start of her career.

  • Carley

    She won 5 and accepted 3 from London at her rehearsal.

  • Kat

    Wow go team Taylor! lol

  • amy

    @Marie:

    No your statement is bullshit! Taylor was alrready toping the charts bewfore she dated Joe & certainly that jackass Kayne had NOTHING to do with Taylor’s success. Taylor is an amazing songwriter & singer & deserves all the awards she got. Sorry that you are so bitter – but the fans have voted & Taylor HAS sold the MOST records this year again (the most records sold in 2008 & 2009 – Taylor Swift). Congrats Taylor!

  • amy

    @c:
    amen & amen – you are so right!

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