Taylor Swift took the high road as she won six American Music Awards on Sunday (November 24) to surpass Michael Jackson's all-time record, avoiding any direct mention of a bitter dispute with her old record company.
Swift won the top award, artist of the year, and four others.
She was also given an honorary artist of the decade award, taking her all-time total to 29 American Music Awards, organizers said.
That easily outstripped the 24 awards picked up by Jackson.
Newcomer Billie Eilish, 17, took home two statuettes for best new artist and best alternative rock artist after a breakout year that saw her top the U.S. charts with her single "Bad Girl." Selena Gomez kicked off the ceremony in her first live TV performance in two years after undergoing a kidney transplant in 2017 and battling anxiety and depression.
Body positive R&B singer Lizzo performed her new single "Jerome," and Cuban-born Camila Cabello and boyfriend Shawn Mendes sang their hit pop single "Senorita," which won the award for collaboration of the year.
Punk rockers Green Day got the audience to its feet as they marked the 25th anniversary of their 1994 breakout album "Dookie." Other performers included the Jonas Brothers, Kesha, Halsey, Christina Aguilera and Shania Twain.