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[05/20/13 - 06:12 AM]
Taylor Swift, Rihanna & Gotye Come Up Big at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
The Alphabet details the winners of last night's event.

[via press release from ABC]

TAYLOR SWIFT, RIHANNA & GOTYE COME UP BIG AT THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

Top Artist Taylor Swift Dominated Winning Eight Categories, While Rihanna and Gotye, Along With Featured Artist Kimbra, Go Home with Four Awards Each

One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Jenni Rivera, Baauer and tobyMac Take Home Multiple Awards

NEW YORK, NY MAY 19, 2013 - 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 S(R) 4 and Buffalo David Bitton. Taylor Swift took 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, Rihanna and Gotye won four awards each. Rihanna claimed Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song. The partnership between Gotye and Kimbra on 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.

One Direction, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Madonna each won 3 Billboard Music Awards, while Jenni Rivera, Baauer and tobyMac took home 2 each. In addition, Maroon 5, fun., Carly Rae Jepsen, David Guetta, PSY, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz, Matt Redman and Michel Telo each took home one.

During the broadcast, special honors were given to Madonna as Top Touring Artist for her 2012 MDNA tour and Prince, who was recognized with the Billboard Icon Award, highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry.

Some of the night's hit songs that took home multiple wins included "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra, "Harlem Shake" by Baauer and "Call Me Maybe" by Carly 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 year's award winners, visit www.billboard.com.

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

ARTIST AWARDS
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

ALBUM AWARDS
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"

SONG AWARDS
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)"

About Billboard

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia. Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, which resides under the newly formed Guggenheim Digital Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events, and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and The Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

About Don Mischer Productions

Don Mischer Productions is an internationally recognized leader in large scale event and television production. DMP has produced everything from Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, to Super Bowl Halftime shows, to the Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, as well major award show broadcasts including the Oscars, and Emmys. The company's principals are award-winning, producer and director, Don Mischer, and producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare.

About the MGM Grand Garden Arena

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, U2, Lady Gaga, Sting, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, annual Billboard Music Awards and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game which features the Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About The LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to LVCVA.com or LasVegas.com.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Buffalo David Bitton

Buffalo David Bitton(R) is an internationally renowned lifestyle brand. Founded in 1985, Buffalo branded apparel and accessories can be found in more than 3,000 better department and specialty store locations in over 18 countries around the world. Buffalo is committed to its heritage of making the best quality fashion for men, women and children. To stay up to date with the latest news from Buffalo, visit Buffalojeans.com, follow @BuffaloJeans on Twitter and Instagram and become a fan of Buffalo David Bitton(R) on Facebook at facebook.com/buffalojeans.

About Cambio

Cambio is the ultimate entertainment platform super-serving news, video, live events and social media with the biggest stars in TV, movies, music and pop culture. Through original video programming, immersive experiences, and deep social integration, Cambio continues to be a premiere online destination for top brand sponsors and content creatorsto engage and connect with the global millennial audience.

About AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.





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