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The Billboard Music Awards 2013

Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling album “Red” dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, taking home eight trophies as Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” swept four major song categories and Rihanna ruled R&B.


Swift was honored as Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 artist in ceremonies held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where awards were handed out in 45 categories. Swift received the night’s top honor, Artist of the Year, as well as Top Billboard 20 Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist. “Red” was Tops in the Billboard 200 and country albums categories; her “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was named Top Country Song.


Bieber took the stage to accept his fan-voted Milestone Award award and was met with ‘boos’ from the audience.  After a long pause, and perhaps on top of a biting comment made by Kid Rock earlier in the show, Bieber felt the need to defend himself, saying, “I’m 19 years old. I think I’m doing a pretty good job.” He continued, “Basically from my heart I really just want to say it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick, and I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously.”


See the full list of winners below!


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

 Maroon 5 

Top Digital Songs Artist

 Taylor Swift 

Top Radio Songs Artist 


Top Touring Artist


Top Social Artist

 Justin Bieber 

Top Streaming Artist

 Nicki Minaj 

Top Pop Artist

 One Direction 

Top R&B Artist


Top Rap Artist

 Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist

 Taylor Swift 


Top Rock Artist


Top Latin Artist

 Jenni Rivera 

Top Dance Artist


Top EDM Artist

 David Guetta

Top Christian Artist



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 & Son “Babel” 

Top Latin Album

 Jenni Rivera “Las Misma Gran Senora” 

Top Dance Album

 Madonna “MDNA” 

Top EDM Album

 Skrillex “Bangarang” 

Top Christian Album

 tobyMac “Eye On It”

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 “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)”

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