Billboard Awards Winners 2013: Taylor Swift Leads With Eight Gongs

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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...

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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
Wow Hits 2013: 30 of Today's Top Christian Artists & Hits - Various Artists

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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