American Music Awards 2013


From crying cats on jumbo screens to a little crossover rock from a former boy band front man, the American Music Awards for 2013 did not disappoint! The award show this year was a must see with performances by Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a welcoming throwback jam from TLC with Lil’ Mama stepping in to replace the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, just to name a few!

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Although the performances were absolutely stellar, the award recipients were kind of a no brainer. Taylor Swift completely swept most of the categories she was in while Justin Timberlake took three AMA’s home including Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B. Rihanna looked beautiful performing with full orchestra behind her and graciously accepted the very first Icon Award that was presented by her mother (truly adorable!).  Avicii beat out Calvin Harris and Zedd for Favorite EDM Artist while One Direction took home their first two AMA’s. For a complete list of categories and award recipients, please see below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

ICON AWARD
Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Ariana Grande

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
One Direction

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
One Direction, “Take Me Home”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Taylor Swift, “Red”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “The Heist”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Marc Anthony

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Matthew West

TOP SOUNDTRACK
“Pitch Perfect”