May 20, 2013


Taylor Swift Cleans Up at Billboard Music Awards

Gregg DeGuire
Gregg DeGuire

Surprise! Taylor Swift won a bunch of awards at last night's Billboard Music Awards, nabbing eight categories including Artist of the Year. It just wouldn't be an awards show if she didn't win at least half a dozen trophies, right?

In equally shocking news, Swiftie made the bold choice to thank her fans during her acceptance speech. Actually, her requisite "thanks to the fans!" line was awesomely quippy. "To the fans... I just want you to know this one thing: You are the longest and best relationship I have ever had." BOOM.

In case you're understandably confused what differentiates the Billboard Music Awards from other industry back-patting awards show, check out our explanation of the night's significance here.

For you completists, here's the full list of winners:

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