LAS VEGAS—On Sunday, May 19, the music stars were out in full force on the blue carpet for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2013 held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The ceremony was hosted by "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan.
Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night taking home eight awards including Artist of the Year, Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."
Swift said to her fans on the stage, “Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions. You are the longest and best relationship I've had!"
Rihanna took home four awards including Top R&B Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Album “Unapologetic," and Top R&B Song “Diamonds."
Gotye also took home four trophies including Top Rock Song for his hit “Somebody That I Used to Know.” He also won awards in the categories for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Radio Song and Top Streaming Song (Audio).
The Milestone Award went to Justin Bieber. While on stage, Bieber was booed by the audience. "I'm 19 years old, and I think I'm doing a pretty good job… It should be about the music, about the craft. This is not a gimmick. I should be taken seriously," stated Bieber while collecting his award.
For a full list of winners from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards visit http://www.billboard.com/bbma/winners.
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