Taylor Swift Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards
May 20, 2013 at 7:50 AM (PT)
It was a big night for TAYLOR SWIFT and her multi-Platinum album "Red" at last night's (5/19) BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. The singer snagged eight awards, including Artist of the Year and Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist. Meanwhile, "Red" picked up Billboard 200 Album and Country Album of the Year honors. Another big winner was GOTYE, whose "Somebody That I Used To Know" took home four awards including one for Hot 100 Song of the Year. In the R&B competition, RIHANNA scored big as well, picking up awards for Top Radio Song, Top R&B Song, Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Album.
Other multiple award winners included MADONNA, NICKI MINAJ and ONE DIRECTION. JUSTIN BIEBER grabbed two including the Milestone Award, voted on by fans. Upon accepting the award, he thanked his family, fans and told the audience, "I'm 19 years old, and I think I'm doing a pretty good job ... It should be about the music, about the craft. This is not a gimmick. I should be taken seriously."
Performers during the three-hour telecast included TAYLOR SWIFT, JUSTIN BIEBER, will.i.am, BRUNO MARS, NICKI MINAJ and LIL WAYNE, JENNIFER LOPEZ, PITBULL, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ICONA POP, CHRIS BROWN, SELENA GOMEZ, MIGUEL, ED SHEERAN, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, DAVID GUETTA, AKON, NE-YO, THE BAND PERRY, PSY and KASEY MUSGRAVES
The ceremony came to a electrifying close by ICON award recipient PRINCE who, along with his 3RDEYEGIRL band, performed a re-vamped version of his classic "Let's Go Crazy" which morphed into EDGAR WINTER GROUP's instrumental hit "Frankenstein," followed by a snippet of a new song, "Fix Ur Life Up."
A complete list of award winners follows:
- TOP ARTIST: TAYLOR SWIFT
- TOP NEW ARTIST: ONE DIRECTION
- TOP MALE ARTIST: JUSTIN BIEBER
- TOP FEMALE ARTIST: TAYLOR SWIFT
- TOP DUO/GROUP: ONE DIRECTION
- TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST: TAYLOR SWIFT
- TOP HOT 100 ARTIST: FLO RIDA
- TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST: TAYLOR SWIFT
- TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST: RIHANNA
- TOP TOURING ARTIST: MADONNA
- TOP SOCIAL ARTIST: JUSTIN BIEBER
- TOP STREAMING ARTIST: NICKI MINAJ
- TOP POP ARTIST: ONE DIRECTION
- TOP R&B ARTIST: RIHANNA
- TOP RAP ARTIST: NICKI MINAJ
- TOP COUNTRY ARTIST: TAYLOR SWIFT
- TOP ROCK ARTIST: FUN.
- TOP LATIN ARTIST: JENNI RIVERA
- TOP DANCE ARTIST: MADONNA
- TOP EDM ARTIST: DAVID GUETTA
- TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST: TOBYMAC
- TOP HOT 100 SONG: GOTYE featuring KIMBRA - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
- TOP DIGITAL SONG: CARLY RAE JEPSEN - "Call Me Maybe"
- TOP RADIO SONG: GOTYE featuring KIMBRA - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
- TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO): GOTYE featuring KIMBRA - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
- TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO): PSY - "Gangnam Style"
- TOP POP SONG: CARLY RAE JEPSEN - "Call Me Maybe"
- TOP R&B SONG: RIHANNA - "Diamonds"
- TOP RAP SONG: MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS featuring WANZ - "Thrift Shop"
- TOP COUNTRY SONG: TAYLOR SWIFT - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
- TOP ROCK SONG: GOTYE featuring KIMBRA - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
- TOP LATIN SONG: MICHEL TELO - "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"
- TOP DANCE SONG: BAAUER - "Harlem Shake"
- TOP EDM SONG: BAAUER - "Harlem Shake"
- TOP CHRISTIAN SONG: MATT REDMAN - "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"
- TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM: TAYLOR SWIFT - "Red"
- TOP POP ALBUM: ADELE - "21"
- TOP R&B ALBUM: RIHANNA - "Unapologetic"
- TOP RAP ALBUM: NICKI MINAJ - "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"
- TOP COUNTRY ALBUM: TAYLOR SWIFT - "Red"
- TOP ROCK ALBUM: MUMFORD & SONS - "Babel"
- TOP LATIN ALBUM: JENNI RIVERA - "La Misma Gran Senora"
- TOP DANCE ALBUM: MADONNA - "MDNA"
- TOP EDM ALBUM: SKRILLEX - "Bangarang"
- TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM: TOBYMAC - "Eye On It"