billboard music awards 2013 winners and performances
Last night the 2013 BillBoard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and was packed with several performance highlights.

Chris Brown gave a performance of his current single “Fine China,” with a rendition riddled with bum notes but high in energy and action; including a dubious fight-dance break.

Nicki Minaj left her pop persona locked up and came out in sassy rap mode to perform “High School,” complete with a ripped, studded figure-hugging outfit, before playing hypeman to Lil Wayne‘s guest verse, dropping and shaking it with a lapdance for him to round things off [Weezy: “I’m the luckiest guy in the world – all that ass!”].

Making leaps and bounds above lapdances on the controversy scale was Miguel‘s [otherwise] stellar performance of “Adorn,” during which an ambitious stage dive lead to him drop-kicking and landing on some women in the audience.

Musical highlights include Bruno Mars‘ performance of “Treasure,’ Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ performance of “Thrift Shop” and UK talent Ed Sheeran‘s rendition of “Lego House.” A host of additional stars performed on the night, including David Guetta, Akon & Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopes and Taylor Swift.

Check out the full list of  winners and watch a selection of videos from the night below.


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

Top Touring Artist

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist
Nicki Minaj

Top Pop Artist
One Direction

Top R&B Artist

Top Rap Artist
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist

Top Latin Artist
Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Artist

Top EDM Artist
David Guetta

Top Christian Artist

Milestone Award
Justin Bieber


Top Billboard 200 Album
Red – Taylor Swift 

Top Pop Album
21 – Adele

Top R&B Album
Unapologetic – Rihanna

Top Rap Album
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj

Top Country Album
Red – Taylor Swift

Top Rock Album
Babel – Mumford and Sons

Top Latin Album
Las Misma Gran Senora – Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Album
MDNA – Madonna

Top EDM Album
Bangarang – Skrillex

Top Christian Album
Eye On It – tobyMac


Top Hot 100 Song
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Digital Song
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

Top Radio Song
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Streaming Song (Video)
“Gangnam Style” – PSY

Top Pop Song
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

Top R&B Song
“Diamonds” – Rihanna

Top Country Song
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Top Rock Song
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Top Latin Song
“Ai Se Eu Te Pego” – Michel Telo

Top Dance Song
“Harlem Shake” – Baauer

Top EDM Song
“Harlem Shake” – Baauer

Top Christian Song
“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” – Matt Redman


Chris Brown

Nicki Minaj & Lil’ Wayne


Bruno Mars

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber