Taylor Swift’s Emotional Artist of the Decade Speech Brought Fans to Tears

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In her Artist of the Decade Speech at the 2019 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift thanks her fans.

On Sunday, November 24, the singer was presented the Artist of the Decade Award by Carole King at the American Music Awards.

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Not only was Taylor overwhelmed with emotion after learning she was the winner, but she also spoke with grace and passion. Check out the speech below.

She began the speech saying, “You guys, first of all, I want to say, that getting to share the stage with Misty Copeland and Craig Hall and Camila Cabello and Halsey, and all those amazing dancers tonight was absolutely, in so many ways, a dream come true. That performance was even more fun than I hoped it would be. Oh, my god.”

 

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Swift went on to say, “I guess what I’m trying to say is that all any of the artists, or really anyone in this room, wants is to create something that will last. Whatever it is in life. The fact that this is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work and of art and of fun and of memories, all that matters to me is the memories that I’ve had with you guys, with you the fans over the years.”

 

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At the commencement of her speech, she added: “Guys, we’ve had fun, incredible, exhilarating times together and may it continue. Thank you for being the reason why I am on this stage. From the very first day of my career until tonight, I love you with all of my heart, thank you for everything. Thank you, AMAs. Thank you. Just, thank you. I’m so lucky to get to do this. Thank you.”

 

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Congrats to Taylor Swift on her well-deserved awards and her incredible musical journey.