Carole King to present Taylor Swift with Artist of the Decade award at AMAs

King said she was "thrilled" to crown Swift at the AMAs.

November 21, 2019, 11:56 AM

This Sunday at the American Music Awards, Taylor Swift will receive her Artist of the Decade Award from a true music legend: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Carole King.

The hitmaking singer/songwriter, who wrote such classics as Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend," and wrote and recorded hits like "It's Too Late," "So Far Away" and "I Feel the Earth Move," will give Swift her trophy.

In a statement, King said she was "thrilled" to have the opportunity to honor Swift, adding, "She is an extraordinary songwriter who has cultivated a unique and personal relationship with her audience. As a woman songwriter who also got into the music world at a young age, I know the kind of determination, struggle and single-minded perseverance it has taken for her to reach such heights."

PHOTO: Taylor Swift attends an event in Newark, N.J., Aug. 26, 2019.
Taylor Swift attends an event in Newark, N.J., Aug. 26, 2019.
Andrew Kelly/Reuters, FILE

Other newly announced presenters include Dan + Shay, Chadwick Boseman, Regina King, Billy Porter, Tyra Banks, Paula Abdul, Cobie Smulders and Constance Wu.

As previously reported, AMA performers include Taylor, Christina Aguilera with A Great Big World, Toni Braxton, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Green Day, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, Kesha, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Post Malone with rapper Travis Scott and Ozzy Osbourne, Thomas Rhett, and Shania Twain.

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