Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Recap: The 2013 American Music Awards

The American Music Awards on Sunday saw Macklemore & Ryan Lewis enter the night leading with six nods and leaving with the awards for Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop) and Favorite Album (Rap/ Hip-Hop) for The Heist, and Taylor Swift take home the most trophies, including one for the evening’s top honor – Artist of the Year.

In addition to winning Artist of the Year in the fan-voted event, Swift also took home the Favorite Female Artist (Country) and Favorite Album (Country) award for Red. "My lucky number is 13, and so far you guys have made 2013 the most magical year so far," she said, referencing her fans, in her acceptance speech.. "I'm 23 and I have no idea what's going to happen to me... I love you so much. It's unbelievable."

Like the country pop starlet, Justin Timberlake also took home a trio of AMAs –Favorite Male (Pop/Rock), Favorite Male (Soul/R&B) and Favorite Album (Soul/R&B) for The 20/20 Experience. He also performed "Drink You Away" with the Tennessee Kids. Rihanna won for Favorite Female Artist (Soul/ R&B) and also picked up the first AMA Icon Award doled out at the annual event.

Performences were seen from Katy Perry, who opened with a rendition of power ballad "Unconditionally," Pitbull, who served as host for the 2013 AMAs, teamed up with Ke$ha for their track "Timber," Lady Gaga and R. Kelly also performed their collaboration “Do What U Want” with a president/mistress theme. TLC and Miley Cyrus also took to the stage, as did J. Lo, Kendrick Lamar, Luke Bryant and Christina Aguilera. Rihanna, who also won the very first American Music Award Icon Award, performed “Diamonds.”


Artist of the Year
Winner: Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars

Single of the Year
Winner: Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - "Cruise"
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. - "Blurred Lines"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - "Thrift Shop"

Icon Award
Winner: Rihanna

New Artist of the Year
Winner: Ariana Grande
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Favorite Male Artist -- Pop/Rock
Winner: Justin Timberlake
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock
Winner: One Direction
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album -- Pop/Rock
Winner: One Direction - Take Me Home
Taylor Swift - Red
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Male Artist -- Country
Winner: Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist -- Country
Winner: Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Album -- Country
Winner: Taylor Swift -- Red
Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times

Favorite Album -- Rap/Hip-Hop
Winner: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
Jay Z - Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Favorite Male Artist -- Soul/R&B
Winner: Justin Timberlake
Robin Thicke

Favorite Female Artist -- Soul/R&B
Winner: Rihanna
Alicia Keys

Favorite Album -- Soul/R&B
Winner: Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock
Winner: Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist -- Latin Music
Winner: Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist -- Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Winner: Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris

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