Taylor Swift gets award
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Adele and Taylor Swift rule at American Music Awards

Adele and country star Taylor Swift have won three awards each at the audience-voted American Music Awards.

Adele, absent as she recovers from throat surgery, won the pop/rock prizes for best female and best album, for 21, as well as adult contemporary artist.

Swift, who beat Adele to artist of the year, said "you have no idea what this means to me", having written her album Speak Now solo.

Rapper Nicki Minaj won two gongs, voted for by the US public.

Kathy Harcombe reports.

All show footage courtesy Dick Clark Productions Inc.

  • 21 Nov 2011