It’s Taylor Swift y’all – duh!
With ‘Red‘ shifting over a massive 6 million units worldwide, there was no way Taylor Swift was leaving the Nokia Theater in LA empty-handed. And by winning 4 awards, including the coveted Artist Of The Year nod, the 23-year-old mega-star slayed all competition for the night – including a mighty Justin Timberlake.
Swift picked up the awards for Favorite Country Album, Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist along with the Artist Of The Year nod at the 41st Annual American Music Awards held last night at the Nokia Theater in LA.
Timberlake followed with 3 wins including Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Album, and Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist for his # 1 smash ‘The 20/20 Experience‘, which remains the highest seller of the year.
One Direction and Macklemore And Ryan Lewis picked up 2 awards each, while Rihanna was honored with the first ever AMA Icon Award, along with a win for Favorite Female Soul/R’n’B Artist.
Pitbull served as the host for the ceremony, and as expected, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry delivered some of the night’s most memorable performances.
Gaga teamed up with R’n’B smooth crooner R Kelly for a sensual performance of ‘Do What U Want‘ in a faux Oval office, while Perry unleashed her inner Geisha as the opening act for the show – performing her power-ballad ‘Unconditionally‘, the second single off ‘Prism‘.
Miley Cyrus – easily the most infamous performer of the year – performed her # 1 smash ‘Wrecking Ball‘ with a giant cat mouthing the words on a screen behind her.
Check out the full list of winners of the 2013 American Music Awards right here :
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
One Direction, “Take Me Home”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Taylor Swift, “Red”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “The Heist”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL