Miley Cyrus performs with lip-synching kitten as Taylor Swift cleans up at 2013 AMAs

Rihanna picks up prestigious Icon Award – at age 25

Miley Cyrus performed in front of a giant, animated cat which lip synched along to her 2013 hit ‘Wrecking Ball’ at this year’s American Music Awards – scroll down to watch.

Though the performance was a far cry from her controversial turn at this year’s MTV VMAs, which famously saw her twerking with Robin Thicke, Cyrus’ skimpy, two-piece outfit has already drawn plenty of comment online.

The big winner at the annual awards was Taylor Swift, who took home four awards including Artist Of The Year. The ceremony took place Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday (November 24).

The winners of 2013’s American Music Awards are:

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly – ‘Cruise’

New Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Timberlake

Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift

Favourite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favourite Album – Pop/Rock
One Direction – ‘Take Me Home’

Favourite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan

Favourite Female Artist – Country
Taylor Swift

Favourite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Lady Antebellum

Favourite Album – Country
Taylor Swift – ‘Red’

Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘The Heist’

Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake

Favourite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Rihanna

Favourite Album – Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favourite Artist – Latin Music
Marc Anthony

Favourite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Avicii

Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5

Icon Award
Rihanna