Taylor was triumphant - and may need some help getting the awards home [Image: Getty Images for dcp]

Taylor Swift cleaned up at the American Music Awards picking up no fewer than six gongs - overtaking icon Michael Jackson.

She is now the most decorated artist in AMA history on a night where she celebrated victory over her former record label who appeared to attempt to block her performing her classic hits.

Halsey gets a hug from Taylor after her win [Image: Getty Images for dcp]

The megastar now has 29 awards to her name, overtaking MJ's 24-award haul before the night was even half way through.

She claimed not only Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade, but Favourite Pop/Rock Album for Lover and Favourite Female Artist as well.

Shawn and Camila stole the show and got their hands on an award [Image: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/REX]

You Need to Calm Down meanwhile won Favourite Music Video.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's seductive song Senorita won Collaboration of the Year with Cardi B taking the Rap/Hip-Hop's Favourite Artist crown.

Teen Billie Eilish was one of the night's headlines [Image: imageSPACE / MEGA]

Teenager Billie Eilish continued a 12 months to remember, picking up the prize for New artist of the Year.

Favourite Female Artist (soul/R&B) went to Beyonce, with Post Malone grabbing the Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

 

The night's big winners:

Artist of the year - Taylor Swift

Artist of the decade - Taylor Swift

New artist of the year - Billie Eilish

Collaboration of the year - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (Senorita)

Favourite alternative rock artist - Billie Eilish

Favourite pop/rock song - Halsey (Without Me)

Favourite rap/hip-hop song - Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road)

Favourite pop/rock album - Taylor Swift (Lover)

Favourite rap/hip-hop album - Post Malone (Hollywood's Bleeding)

Favourite country song - Dan + Shay (Speechless)

Favourite country album - Carrie Underwood (Cry Pretty)

Favourite female artist (country) - Carrie Underwood

Favourite duo or group (country) - Dan + Shay

Favourite duo or group (pop/rock) - BTS

Tour of the year - BTS

Favourite music video - Taylor Swift (You Need to Calm Down)

Favorited social artist - BTS

Favourite male artist (pop/rock) - Khalid

Favourite female artist (pop/rock) - Taylor Swift

Favourite male artist (country) - Kane Brown

Favourite artist (rap/Hip-Hop) - Cardi B

Favourite male artist (soul/R&B) - Bruno Mars

Favourite female artist (soul/R&B) - Beyonce

Favourite album (soul/R&B) - Khalid (Free Spirit)

Favourite song (soul/R&B) - Khalid (Talk)

Favourite artist (adult contemporary) - (Taylor Swift)

Favourite artist (Latin) - J Balvin

Favourite soundtrack - Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)