There was something missing at the AMAs this year. That something was Taylor Swift, a music icon, and people definitely noticed her lack of appearance at the awards show. Mostly because she’s always winning something.
Missing at the AMAs
This year, she won one of the biggest awards which is Artist of the Year. She also won favorite pop/rock female and favorite music video for her song “Cardigan.” The video has almost 70 million views on Youtube.
So why wasn’t Swift front-row at the AMAs to accept her awards?
Well, she had bigger and better things to do. Something fans have expected and been anticipating for about a year now.
“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 … It’s been amazing, and I can’t wait for you to hear it,” Swift said in a video the awards show played.
According to Sounds Like Nashville, right now Swift is not in the studio for a new album or song, rather she’s re-recording her old albums. In the summer of 2019 Big Machine Label Group owner, Scott Borchetta sold the label to Scooter Braun.
This, unfortunately, would include the masters of everything Swift had made with the record label. This was a huge blow to Swift as many of her greatest albums were made with Big Machine.
Braun also sold her masters to Shamrock Holdings so the singer wouldn’t be able to buy them again (“Why you gotta be so mean?”).
A Swift Sweep of Awards
This leaves fans excited for the prospect of hearing all the old tunes they grew up with re-recorded in the studio.
Swift is no stranger to the AMAs. During her career, she has won 32 AMAs. They have ranged from things like Entertainer of the Year to New Female Vocalist of the Year to Album of the Year. With her three wins last night, she remains the most awarded star in AMA history.
One of her biggest awards she has received was Artist of the Decade last year, where she performed a collection of all of her hits.
Folklore, her newest album, is her surprise project during COVID-19. It is her most mellow album with more indie-folk vibes than any of her previous. She was helped in production from Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff (from The National and Bleachers, respectively).