American Music Awards 2013: Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, One Direction Score Big Wins

Music award shows obviously love Taylor Swift, and it showed at the 41st American Music Awards Sunday night. ABC presented the all-fans-voted ceremonies live in a three-hour telecast. The AMAs were filled with non-stop performances and marginal award presentations from an array of unlikely presenters. One of them included Rihanna’s mother, Monica Fenty. It was during these announcements Taylor Swift was the biggest winner of the night for Artist of the Year, along with two in the country music category for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album – “Red.”

Justin Timberlake proved to be a versatile artist by winning in the pop/rock and R&B categories as Favorite Male Artist. He took home a third statuette for Favorite Album, Soul/R&B – “The 20/20 Experience.” One Direction won Favorite Album, Pop or Rock – “Take Me Home” and Favorite Pop Band, Duo, or Group. Rihanna was the first recipient of the AMA Icon Award for her contribution as one of the all-time best selling digital artists. Presenter Bill Maher surprised Rihanna with the award given by her mother.

Performances were given by other winners, besides Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and One Direction, that included Arianna Grande, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who were live in concert in Miami; Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly.

Here’s a complete list of all winners for the 2013 American Music Awards. These include categories not featured in the broadcast:

Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B – Rihanna

Favorite Album, Country – “Red,” by Taylor Swift

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop – “The Heist,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin – Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock – “Take Me Home,” by One Direction

New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl’s – Ariana Grande

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country – Taylor Swift

Single of the Year – “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B – “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) – Avicii

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary – Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational – Matthew West

Top Soundtrack – Pitch Perfect

Favorite Male Artist, Country – Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock – One Direction

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country – Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift

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