Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big At AMAs


(Los Angeles, CA) -- Taylor Swift led the way at Sunday's American Music Awards. The country-pop superstar picked up four trophies, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female, and Favorite Country Female. Taylor's fellow genre-hopping star Justin Timberlake also had a big night. He nabbed three awards including both Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. One Direction won their first two AMAs for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album, while Ariana Grande was named New Artist of the Year. Hip-Hop newcomers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis used their win in the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album to acknowledge the late Trayvon Martin and all the other victims of racial profiling. Other winners included Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, Marc Anthony, and Rihanna, who was given the inaugural Icon Award by her mom.
This year's AMAs took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with Pitbull serving as master of ceremonies. Katy Perry opened the show with her new single "Unconditionally," and Miley Cyrus closed things out with "Wrecking Ball," which she sang in front of a screen featuring a giant lip-syncing kitten. Lady Gaga also took the stage for a little "president's mistress" role playing with R. Kelly, while One Direction, Imagine Dragons, TLC, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna all performed as well. The 41st American Music Awards were broadcast on ABC.
2013 American Music Award Winners:
Artist of the Year:
Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock:
Justin Timberlake
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock:
One Direction
Favorite Album, Pop/Rock:
One Direction/"Take Me Home"
Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock:
Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake
New Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Single of the Year:
"Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly
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 Female Artist- Pop/Rock:
Taylor Swift
Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/"The Heist"
Favorite Artist- Rap/Hip/Hop:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B:
Rihanna
Favorite Artist- Adult Contemporary:
Winner: Maroon 5
Favorite Artist- Contemporary Inspirational
Matthew West
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:
Avicii
Top Soundtrack:
"Pitch Perfect"