AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift has landed another major trophy after picking up the Most Popular International Artist at the 2021 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, November 24.
The "Love Story" singer, who extended her record as the artists with the most American Music Awards when she picked up another two gongs on Sunday, accepted her award in a pre-recorded video, in which she thanked her fans Down Under for their support and told them she can't wait to tour Australia again.
"Hey guys, it's Taylor. I miss you so much," she said. "This is the most wonderful thing. Thank you so much for voting for me for International Artist of the Year at the ARIAs. The fact that it's a fan-voted award means the world to me and you guys are just the greatest. I love you so much. I miss you terribly. Can't wait until I get to come back and see you... This is great."
Taylor won the same award in 2019.
Swift has had a great start to America's Thanksgiving holiday - she also picked up an Album of the Year Grammy nomination for "evermore" on Tuesday, while her revamped album "Red (Taylor's Version)" and hit single "All Too Well" currently sit atop the U.S. charts.
With four trophies, Genesis Owusu was the big winner at the 2021 ARIA Awards, held at the Taronga Zoo.
The Ghana-born funk star picked up the coveted Album of the Year honor for his debut "Smiling With No Teeth", and also took home prizes for Best Hip-Hop Release, Best Independent Release, and Best Cover Art.
"This is insane," he said after claiming the top album award. "I used to get side-eyed a lot when I was younger, for like, the way I dressed and the things I did, but all the people I loved and respected always stood firm, immovable, unshakeable, because we knew the power in who we were and what we created."
"How good is Australian music," he said. "It's incredible that I'm getting this much love, especially from home. That means the world to me."