Taylor Swift has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s record at the 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs), taking home six honours – including artist of the year and artist of the decade. The 29-year-old pop star, who walked into Sunday (November 24) night’s show with 23 AMAs, surpassed the King of Pop’s 24 wins at the fan-voted show. She rambled onstage as she won the final award of the night – artist of the year – and repeatedly thanked her fans for always showing up, during both the good and bad times. What homes does house-hunter Taylor Swift already own? “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,” said Swift, who now has 29 AMAs. It was a family affair at the AMAs: Swift’s father and teary-eyed mother sang along as the singer performed a medley of her hit songs – a performance Swift said in a November 15 social media post was put in jeopardy by Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, the owners of her master recordings. She didn’t mention the men, or the ongoing feud, during her acceptance speeches at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but she did thank her new label for allowing her to freely express herself as an artist. What has Scooter Braun done to upset Taylor Swift? “This album really felt like a new beginning, and I also really love my record label, Universal and Republic. Monte Lipman, Lucian Grainge – thank you for being so generous to me and allowing me to make whatever music I want to make,” Swift said after winning favourite pop/rock album for “Lover”, her first album not released on Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group. “As a songwriter it’s so thrilling to me that I get to keep doing that.” Swift’s other wins include favourite female pop/rock artist, favourite adult contemporary artist and favourite music video for You Need to Calm Down – Swift’s loud LGBTQ+ statement, which also marked a very public reconciliation with Katy Perry. Other big winners at the AMAs included Khalid and BTS – neither act attended the show but both won three prizes. Billie Eilish picked up two awards – new artist of the year and favourite alternative rock artist. She also took to the stage – surrounded by fire – to perform her song, All the Good Girls Go to Hell . Lizzo, who was nominated for three honours but walked away empty handed, screamed at the top of her lungs while performing the ballad Jerome, one of several songs from her album “Cuz I Love You” that also earned her a leading eight Grammy nominations. Christina Aguilera was a vocal powerhouse when she took the stage alongside A Great Big World. Rehabilitated rock icon Ozzy Osbourne – who has been recovering from a bad fall that took place earlier this year – was another highlight, when he performed Take What You Want with Post Malone and Travis Scott. Could Taylor Swift beat Michael Jackson’s record at this year’s AMAs? Shania Twain closed the night with a memorable performance. Other nostalgic performances included Toni Braxton and Green Day. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello heated up the stage as they stood close together while singing Senorita , staring in each other’s eyes as they sang from one microphone at times. They even rubbed noses at the end. Will Ariana Grande cancel tour dates following sudden illness? The pair won collaboration of the year for their No 1 hit song. Other winners included Dan + Shay, Halsey and Lil Nas X. Top nominee Post Malone took home favourite rap/hip-hip album for “Hollywood’s Bleeding” and Carrie Underwood was appropriately teary-eyed as she won favourite country album for “Cry Pretty”. Robert Downey Jr and Taylor Swift honoured at Teen Choice Awards 2019 “It’s been a wonderful year,” Underwood said. Selena Gomez kicked off the AMAs as Swift and Halsey got out of their seats to cheer their pal on. R&B singer Ciara hosted the show, which aired live on ABC. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .