The 2013 Billboard Music Awards show aired last night, live from Las Vegas! Taylor Swift was the major winner of the night, taking home 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. (I don’t get the Gotye thing. Sure it was a great song, but isn’t he a 1-hit-wonder?)
One Direction, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Madonna each won 3 Billboard Music Awards, while Jenni Rivera, Baauer and tobyMac took home 2 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 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.
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