Official Recap: We Break Down the 2013 Billboard Music Awards @Billboard #BBMA


The 2013 Billboard Music Awards show, executive produced by Don Mischer, aired live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19 (8:00 11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S4and Buffalo David Bitton.TaylorSwifttook home an impressive 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,RihannaandGotyewon four awards each.Rihannaclaimed Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song. The partnership betweenGotyeandKimbraon 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.

OneDirection,Justin Bieber,NickiMinajandMadonnaeach won 3 Billboard Music Awards, whileJenniRivera,BaauerandtobyMactook home 2 each. In addition,Maroon5,fun.,CarlyRaeJepsen,DavidGuetta,PSY,Adele,Mumford& Sons,Skrillex,Macklemore&RyanLewiswithWanz,MattRedmanandMichelTeloeach took home one.

During the broadcast, special honors were given toMadonnaasTop Touring Artistfor her 2012MDNAtour andPrince, who was recognized with theBillboardIcon Award,highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry.

Some of the nights hit songs that took home multiple wins included Somebody That I Used To Know byGotye featuring Kimbra, Harlem Shake byBaauerand Call Me Maybe byCarly Rae Jepsen.

Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards were based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. For more coverage around this years award winners,

The complete winners list for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards is as follows:



Billboard Icon Award: Prince

Top Touring Artist: Madonna

Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet: Justin Bieber

Top Artist: Taylor Swift

Top New Artist: One Direction

Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group: One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist: Maroon 5

Top Digital Songs Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna

Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist: Nicki Minaj

Top Pop Artist: One Direction

Top R&B Artist: Rihanna

Top Rap Artist: Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist: fun.

Top Latin Artist: Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Artist: Madonna

Top EDM Artist: David Guetta

Top Christian Artist: tobyMac


Top Billboard 200 Album: Taylor Swift Red

Top Pop Album: Adele 21

Top R&B Album: Rihanna Unapologetic

Top Rap Album: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Top Country Album: Taylor Swift Red

Top Rock Album: Mumford & Son Babel

Top Latin Album: Jenni Rivera Las Misma Gran Senora

Top Dance Album: Madonna MDNA

Top EDM Album: Skrillex Bangarang

Top Christian Album: tobyMac Eye On It



Top Hot 100 Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Digital Song: Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Top Radio Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Streaming Song (Video): PSY Gangnam Style

Top Pop Song: Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Top R&B Song: Rihanna Diamonds

Top Rap Song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Thrift Shop

Top Country Song: Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Top Rock Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Latin Song: Michel Telo Ai Se Eu Te Pego

Top Dance Song: Baauer Harlem Shake

Top EDM Song: Baauer Harlem Shake

Top Christian Song: Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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