Billboard Music Awards 2013 Recap

If you missed the Billboard Music Awards on ABC last night (Sunday night’s big for TV), or just want to relive some of the highlights, you came to the right place. The biggest winner of the night was Taylor Swift, who left the BBMA’s with 8 awards (and well-deserved)!

The 3-hour show included a number of performances, some memorable, others pretty boring. My top 3 performances were: Taylor Swift’s “22,” Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” and Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne’s “High School.” Honorable mention to Ed Sheeran for “Lego House.”

2013 Winner List (with my favorite performances from the show thrown in):

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 Billboard 100 Artist – Maroon 5

Top Digital Artist – Carly Rae Jepsen/Taylor Swift (tie)
Top Radio Songs Artist – Rihanna
Top Touring Artist – Madonna
Top Social Artist – Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist – Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Artist – Nicki Minaj
Top Pop Artist – One Direction
Top R&B Artist – Rihanna
Top Country Artist – Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist – Fun.
Top Dance Artist – Madonna
Top EDM Artists – David Guetta

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 & Sons, “Babel”

Top Hot 100 Song – Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Top Digital Song – Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Top Radio Song – Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Top Streaming Song (Audio) – Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Top Streaming Song (Vide) – Psy, “Gangnam Style”

Top Pop Song – Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Top R&B Song – Rihanna, “Diamonds”
Top Rap Song – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
Top Country Song – Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Top Rock Song – Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Who were you rooting for to win – did you think any nominees got snubbed? And which performances were your favorite/least favorite?

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