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Taylor Swift has taken an impressive eight gongs from last night’s Billboard Music Awards.
The 25-year-old US singer-songwriter stole the show with awards for top Billboard 200 album, top Billboard 200 artist, top Hot 100 artist, top streaming song, top artist, top female artist, top digital song artist and the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award.
Taylor was moved to tears when she won the Top Female Artist award, and credited it to being surrounded by incredible women.
She also credited her fans, saying, “You guys are the reason this year has happened the way it’s happened.” It has been a big year so far for Taylor, who also won three awards at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
2015 has also meant new romance for Taylor. Speculation about whether she is dating Scottish EDM artist Calvin Harris (who won the award for top dance/electronic artist) was finally confirmed last night; the pair were openly affectionate as they sat side by side all evening, leaving no doubt that they are, in fact, an item.
But it all seemed rather insignificant as Taylor collected her eight awards at the ceremony at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Taylor also caused a stir in the audience by showing her music video for the remixed album track “Bad Blood” (featuring hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar) for the first time.
The comic book action style video features cameos from stars including Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba and shows Taylor as her alter-ego Catastrophe.
Taylor’s popularity was affectionately joked about by The Breakfast Club actress Molly Ringwald, who said she wanted to be in Taylor Swift’s club, before performing a 30th Anniversary tribute to the 80s movie. Taylor and Molly were also spotted looking at Molly’s smartphone together.
Other artists who received awards at the Billboard Music Awards include Sam Smith (for top male artist and top new artist), John Legend (for top radio song “All of Me”), Romeo Santos (for top latin artist) and One Direction (for top duo/group and top touring artist.)