Winner’s Circle: The 2013 American Music Awards

By  November 25, 2013

There were grand antics and arrivals, like Versace‘s leading Lady Gaga channeling Bianca Jagger and her Studio 54 horse, circa 1977. There were stand-out red carpet arrivals, like Miley Cyrus, uncharacteristically covered-up in a white Versus Versace suit. There were also buzzed-about beauty moments, like Rihanna‘s bobby-pinned, Dominican style doobie, her black bob wrapped tighter than tight. Still, the 2013 American Music Awards belonged to one blonde-haired, long-legged wonder: Taylor Swift.

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While Riri’s Navy reveled in her receipt of the AMAs’ first-ever Icon Award, it was the Swifties who earned bragging rights as their country queen walked away with four awards—the most of the night. Talk about Red hot. Pun totally intended.

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Icon Award: Rihanna
New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s: Ariana Grande
Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock): Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock): Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group (Pop/Rock): One Direction
Favorite Album (Pop/Rock): One Direction, Take Me Home
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 Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop): Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop): Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B): Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B): Rihanna
Favorite Album (Soul/R&B): Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock): Imagine Dragons
Favorite Artist (Latin): Marc Anthony
Favorite Artist (EDM): Avicii
Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary): Maroon 5
Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational): Matthew West
Top Soundtrack: Pitch Perfect