Winner’s Circle: The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

By  May 20, 2013

Music’s biggest stars sparkled along with the bright lights and a slew of sequins at Vegas’s MGM Grand to honor the industry’s heaviest hitters at the Billboard Music Awards. Instead of seeing “red,” Taylor Swift only saw gold, picking up eight awards last night, including Top Artist. Gotye’s infectious track “Somebody I Used to Know” snapped up four awards while Rihanna had the R&B categories on lock. Here are some of the night’s biggest winners:

Top Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Song: “Somebody That I Used to Know” | Gotye feat. Kimbra
Top Billboard 200 Album: Red | Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: One Direction
Top New Artist: One Direction
Top Touring Artist: Madonna
Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Pop Artist: One Direction
Top R&B Artist: Rihanna
Top Rap Artist: Nicki Minaj
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist: Fun.

For the full list of winners, please visit Billboard.com.