“I’m really out of breath. I was really going hard with the Wrecking Ball thing! My lucky number is thirteen and so far you guys have made 2013 the most magical year of my life so far. I cannot thank you enough. This validates that - if you voted for this - that we are heartbroken the same way, and we fall in love the same way, and we are happy the same way. And the fact that you would listen to my music means that we’re on the same page. And I’m twenty-three and I have no idea what’s going to happen to me in my life. But I figure, if you decided on something as wonderful as this, then we’re pretty much in it together, aren’t we? I love you so much! Thank you for this - it’s unbelievable!”

–Taylor Swift, accepting the award for Artist Of The Year.