US pop star Taylor Swift was a big winner at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, taking home 10 awards including top artist.
Swift was the second biggest winner on the night, collecting 10 prizes which included best female artist and top selling song for hit track Anti-Hero.
“Well this is unreal,” the singer-songwriter said in a pre-recorded video message.
“The fact that you guys have given me 10 Billboard awards, I am talking to the fans specifically, none of this happens without you.
She added: “I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have you in my corner and caring about music that I make, so thank you… thank you 10 million times for this.”
Nominees are determined by Billboard chart rankings and winners are selected based on several criteria, including their album and digital song sales, airplay and streaming success and touring.