Last night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, it was Taylor Swift who stood above the rest of the musicians. Rihanna and GOTYE also went home happy but One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Jenni Rivera, Baauer and tobyMac went home with a cart full.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards aired live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 on ABC. taylor Swift took home an impressive eight awards in the following categories: (Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album and Top Country Song). Following closely behind, Rihanna and Gotye won four awards each. Rihanna claimed Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song. The partnership between Gotye and Kimbra on the hit, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” won the pair Top Hot 100 Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Rock Song.
Taylor-Swift-InsertOne Direction, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Madonna each won three Billboard Music Awards, while Jenni Rivera, Baauer and tobyMac took home two each. In addition, Maroon 5, fun., Carly Rae Jepsen, David Guetta, PSY, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz, Matt Redman and Michel Telo each took home one.
During the broadcast, special honors were given to Madonna as Top Touring Artist for her 2012 MDNA tour, and to Prince, who was recognized with the Billboard Icon Award, highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry.
Some of the night’s hit songs that took home multiple wins included “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Harlem Shake” by Baauer and “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
The complete winners list for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards is as follows:

  • Billboard Icon Award: Prince
  • Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet: Justin Bieber
  • Top Touring Artist: Madonna
  • 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: 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 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 “La Misma Gran Se–ora”
  • 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 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)”

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