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Billboard Awards Winners 2013: Taylor Swift Leads With Eight Gongs

20/05/2013 09:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2013 12:01 BST

Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.

Taylor won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for Red. She told the crowd: "You are the longest and best relationship I ever had."

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Taylor Swift took home eight awards

She also had a colourful performance of her hit '22' - starting backstage and working her way to the main stage on the back of a bike with help from a dozen background dancers and a flurry of red balloons.

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Taylor Swift performs at the Billboard Awards

Justin Bieber also performed - twice - and was also a multiple winner with three awards, including top male artist, social artist and the fan-voted milestone award, beating out Taylor and Bruno Mars. When accepting the latter - where boos were heard - he alluded to the tumultuous weeks he's had in the public eye.

"I'm 19 years old; I think I'm doing a pretty good job. And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick," he said. "I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken."

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Justin Bieber was booed as he picked up his award

Justin performed with will.i.am and solo when he sang 'Take You' in leather pants, a leather vest and a black shirt that had one sleeve, as blue laser lights beamed.

Miguel, too, had a show-stopping performance, though he seemed to kick a fan when he jumped over the crowd while singing his hit Adorn. The R&B singer seemed to have landed part of his body on one woman, who walked away, and kicked another, who held her head low.

Maroon 5 and fun. were also nominated for 11 awards and walked away with one win each in pre-telecast announcements. Gotye and Rihanna had the second-most wins with four awards each.

One Direction also walked away with three awards, including Top Duo/Group and Top New Artist.

But the awards show, airing live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC, is less about the trophies - which reflect success on the Billboard charts - and more about the performances. Selena Gomez sang her seductive new hit, 'Come & Get It', while Chris Brown danced around the stage to his latest single, Fine China, though his voice began to crack during the performance. Duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also performed their massive hit, Thrift Shop, which won top rap song.

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Selena Gomez also performed at the ceremony

Nicki Minaj won the first award in the live telecast for top rap artist, beating out Drake, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Psy. Prince, who received the icon award, closed the awards show with a melody of his jams in a turquoise and purple ensemble. He sang, dance and rocked on the guitar.

Full winners list follows below...

Billboard Awards 2013

Top Artist

Justin Bieber

Maroon 5

One Direction

Rihanna

Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Hot 100 Song

'Some Nights' - fun.

'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye feat. Kimbra - WINNER

'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen

'One More Night' - Maroon 5

'Payphone' - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

Top Billboard 200 Album

21 - Adele

Babel - Mumford & Sons

Take Me Home - One Direction

Up All Night - One Direction

Red - Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Duo/Group

Coldplay

Fun.

Maroon 5

Mumford & Sons

One Direction - WINNER

Top New Artist

Gotye

Carly Rae Jepsen

The Lumineers

One Direction - WINNER

Psy

Top Touring Artist

Coldplay

Lady GaGa

Madonna - WINNER

Bruce Springsteen

Roger Waters

Top Male Artist

Jason Aldean

Justin Bieber - WINNER

Drake

Flo Rida

Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist

Adele

Carly Rae Jepsen

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Hot 100 Artist

Flo Rida

Fun.

Maroon 5 - WINNER

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Adele

Justin Bieber

Mumford & Sons

One Direction

Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Digital Songs Artist

Flo Rida

Fun.

Carly Rae Jepsen

Maroon 5

Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist

Flo Rida

Fun.

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna - WINNER

Top Social Artist

Justin Bieber - WINNER

One Direction

Katy Perry

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist

Baauer

Drake

Nicki Minaj - WINNER

PSY

Rihanna

Top Pop Artist

Adele

Justin Bieber

Maroon 5

Bruno Mars

One Direction - WINNER

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Alicia Keys

Ne-Yo

Rihanna - WINNER

Usher

Top Rap Artist

Drake

Flo Rida

Nicki Minaj - WINNER

Pitbull

PSY

Top Country Artist

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Hunter Hayes

Taylor Swift - WINNER

Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist

Coldplay

Fun. - WINNER

Gotye

Mumford & Sons

Bruce Springsteen

Top Latin Artist

Don Omar

Prince Royce

Jenni Rivera - WINNER

Shakira

Romeo Santos

Top Dance Artist

David Guetta

Calvin Harris

Madonna - WINNER

Skrillex

Swedish House Mafia

Top EDM Artist

David Guetta - WINNER

Deadmau5

Calvin Harris

Skrillex

Swedish House Mafia

Top Christian Artist

Casting Crowns

MercyMe

Matt Redman

tobyMac - WINNER

Chris Tomlin

Top Pop Album

21 - Adele - WINNER

Overexposed - Maroon 5

Take Me Home - One Direction

Up All Night - One Direction

Believe - Justin Bieber

Top R&B Album

Fortune - Chris Brown

Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Unapologetic - Rihanna - WINNER

Looking 4 Myself - Usher

Top Rap Album

Based on a T.R.U. Story - 2 Chainz

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj - WINNER

God Forgives, I Don't - Rick Ross

Top Country Album

Night Train - Jason Aldean

Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan

Tuskegee - Lionel Richie

Red - Taylor Swift - WINNER

Blown Away - Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Album

Some Nights - Fun.

The Lumineers - The Lumineers

Babel - Mumford & Sons - WINNER

My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters and Men

The World From The Side of the Moon - Phillip Phillips

Top Latin Album

Phase II - Prince Royce

Joyas Prestadas: Banda - Jenni Rivera

Joyas Prestadas: Pop - Jenni Rivera

La Misma Gran Señora - Jenni Rivera - WINNER

Formula, Vol. 1 - Romeo Santos

Top Dance Album

Nothing But The Beat - David Guetta

>Album Title Goes Here< - Deadmau5

Sorry for Party Rocking - LMFAO

MDNA - Madonna - WINNER

Bangarang - Skrillex

Top EDM Album

Nothing But The Beat - David Guetta

>Album Title Goes Here< - Deadmau5

Bangarang - Skrillex - WINNER

Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites - Skrillex

Until Now - Swedish House Mafia

Top Christian Album

Come To The Well - Casting Crowns

Gravity - Lecrae

The Hurt & the Healer - MercyMe

Eye On It - tobyMac - WINNER

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Top Digital Song

'We Are Young' - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye feat. Kimbra

'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen - WINNER

'Thrift Shop' - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

'Payphone' - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

Top Radio Song

'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye feat. Kimbra - WINNER

'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen

'One More Night' - Maroon 5

'Payphone' - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

'Locked Out of Heaven' - Bruno Mars

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

'Some Nights' - Fun.

'We Are Young' - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye feat. Kimbra - WINNER

'Lights' - Ellie Goulding

'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen

Top Streaming Song (Video)

'We Are Young' - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen

'Thrift Shop' - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

'Gangnam Style' - PSY - WINNER

'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' - Taylor Swift

Top Pop Song

'Lights' - Ellie Goulding

'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen - WINNER

'One More Night' - Maroon 5

'Payphone' - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

'Locked Out of Heaven' - Bruno Mars

Top R&B Song

'Girl On Fire' - Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj

'Adorn' - Miguel

'Thinkin Bout You' - Frank Ocean

'Diamonds' - Rihanna - WINNER

'Heart Attack' - Trey Songz

Top Rap Song

'Wild Ones' - Flo Rida feat. Sia

'Whistle' - Flo Rida

'Mercy' - Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz

'Thrift Shop' - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - WINNER

'Gangnam Style' - PSY

Top Country Song

'Drunk On You' - Luke Bryan

'Springsteen' - Eric Church

'Cruise' - Florida Georgia Line

'Wanted' - Hunter Hayes

'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' - Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Rock Song

'Some Nights' - Fun.

'We Are Young' - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye feat. Kimbra - WINNER

'Ho Hey' - The Lumineers

'Home' - Phillip Phillips

Top Latin Song

'Bailando por el Mundo' - Juan Magan feat. Pitbull & El Cata

'Dutty Love' - Don Omar feat. Natty Natasha

'Hasta Que Salga El Sol' - Don Omar

'Ai Se Eu Te Pego' - Michel Teló - WINNER

'Algo Me Gusta De Ti' - Wisin & Yandel feat. Chris Brown & T-Pain

Top Dance Song

'Harlem Shake' - Baauer - WINNER

'Titanium' - David Guetta feat. Sia

'Starships' - Nicki Minaj

'Gangnam Style' - Psy

'Where Have You Been' - Rihanna

Top EDM Song

'Harlem Shake' - Baauer - WINNER

'Titanium' - David Guetta feat. Sia

'Feel So Close' - Calvin Harris

'Sweet Nothing' - Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

'Don't You Worry Child [Edit]' - Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin

Top Christian Song

'Redeemed' - Big Daddy Weave

'Where I Belong' - Building 429

'God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)' - Newsboys

'10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)' - Matt Redman - WINNER

'Me Without You' - tobyMac

Milestone Award

Justin Bieber - WINNER

Taylor Swift

Bruno Mars

Billboard Icon Award

Prince

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