On Sunday night (Nov. 19), Taylor Swift added to her already-impressive career win total at the Billboard Music Awards with 10 brand-new wins — and she’s thanking the Swifties for making it all happen.
“Well this is unreal,” she said in her acceptance speech, shot backstage at her blockbuster Eras Tour. “The fact that you guys have given me 10 Billboard Awards — I’m talking to the fans specifically. None of this happens without you. The Billboards base everything off of what you are listening to and what you’re passionate about, and I’m so honored that this year you made The Eras Tour so magical. You went and saw the movie, you cared about my re-recordings. I just love you so much.
“I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have you in my corner and caring about the music that I make,” she concluded. “So thank you — thank you, thank you, thank you 10 million times — for this.”
Swift was the biggest female winner of the night, and second only to Morgan Wallen’s 11 wins for overall leader. But when it comes to historic wins, Swift’s 10 new prizes plus Drake’s five new prizes put the superstar artists in a tie for the all-time winningest artists at the Billboard Music Awards with 39 awards apiece.
On Sunday night, Swift was victorious in these 10 categories: top artist, top female artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top Hot 100 songwriter, top Radio Songs artist, top Song Sales artist, top Billboard Global 200 artist, top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. artist, top country female artist, and top selling song for “Anti-Hero.”
Heading into Sunday’s show — which was presented by Marriott Bonvoy — Swift was the leading finalist, with nods in 20 categories.
Swift is currently on the international leg of her Eras Tour, performing shows Sunday night and a makeup show Monday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before heading across the country to São Paulo next weekend.
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