Taylor Swift wins top prize, the Weeknd dominates at AMAs

Posted at 8:26 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 23:26:01-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she’s busy re-recording her songs’ masters after her catalog was sold.

In a video that aired during Sunday’s awards show, the pop star said “the reason I’m not there tonight is 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.”

Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award.

She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist.