Taylor Swift Reigns Over 2013 Billboard Music Awards - Full Winners List
May 20th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift earned eight trophies at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last night, but she's sharing the spotlight with a trio of stories from the show.
Swift was against fun. and Maroon 5 for most of the night, each earning 11 nominations. However, as Swift began to win one award after the other, it was clear she would almost sweep the competition.
Swift had already won six awards before the telecast - Billboard gives out accolades beforehand to shorten the show. She then went on to take Artist of the Year and Top Female Artist.
Justin Bieber won Top Male Artists, as well as awards for Top Social Artist and the fan-voted Milestone Award.
Three events have taken headlines away from the winning artists, however.
Miguel was the anti-star of the night, after he leg-dropped two women during his live performance. While attempting to jump over the crowd between two walkways, Miguel's feet ended up slamming onto the heads of two women and smashed them back against said walkway. Miguel then continued to "sing," making sure to keep up with his pre-recorded track (more on this in a moment). Watch it below.
Justin Bieber was soundly booed while taking his Milestone award, even though the prize was based on fan votes. He then went on a Kanye-esque mini-rant, explaining that his music should be the only thing considered and that "none of the other bull" mattered. He then said, "This is not a gimmick. I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously.”
Finally, Kid Rock said what many people were probably thinking at home when he presented the Top Rap Song. "Let's give it up for people lip-synching under pre-recorded music," he said to the crowd. The remarks made headlines, as it followed Selena Gomez' and Chris Brown's music performances.
Check out the night's fashion here.
A full list of Billboard Music Award winners on the next page!
Artist of the Year - 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 - Rihanna
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 Touring Artist - Madonna
Top Billboard 200 Album - Red by Taylor Swift
Top Pop Album - 21 by Adele
Top R&B Album - Unapologetic by Rihanna
Top Rap Album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj
Top Country Album - Red by Taylor Swift
Top Rock Album - Babel by Mumford & Sons
Top Latin Album - La Misma Gran Senora by Jenni Rivera
Top Dance Album - MDNA by Madonna
Top EDM Album - Bangarang by Skrillex
Top Christian Album - Eye On It by tobyMac
Top Hot 100 Song - Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Top Radio Song - Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Top Streaming Song (Audio) - Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Top Streaming Song (Video) - Gangnam Style by Psy
Top Pop Song - Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Top R&B Song - Diamonds by Rihanna
Top Rap Song - Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Top Country Song - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Top Rock Song - Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Top Latin Song - Ai Se Eu Te Pego by Michel Telo
Top Dance Song - Harlem Shake by Baauer
Top EDM Song - Harlem Shake by Baauer
Top Christian Song - 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Matt Redman
Milestone Award - Justin Bieber
Icon Award - Prince
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