Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna win at Billboard Awards

Prince also performed at the Las Vegas bash

Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards last night (May 19), picking up eight trophies.

The pop singer bagged Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 artist at the bash, which was held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. “Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions,” she told fans. “You are the longest and best relationship I’ve had.”

Gotye and Rihanna both picked up four awards, while Madonna, Nicki Minaj and One Direction won three each. Justin Bieber bagged The Milestone Award, which is voted for by fans. Accepting his gong, he told the audience: “I’m 19 years old, and I think I’m doing a pretty good job…It should be about the music, about the craft. This is not a gimmick. I should be taken seriously.” Other winners included Mumford and Sons, Adele and Skrillex.


Prince was one of 16 performers on the night, playing a medley of ‘Let’s Go Crazy’. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber also performed.

A full list of winners at the Billboard Awards:

Artist Awards
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 Touring Artist: Madonna 

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

Album Awards

Top Billboard 200 Album: Taylor Swift, ‘Red”‘
Top Pop Album: Adele ’21’

Top R&B Album: Rihanna ‘Unapologetic’

Top Rap Album: Nicki Minaj ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’

Top Country Album: Taylor Swift ‘Red’

Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’

Top Latin Album: Jenni Rivera ‘Las Misma Gran Senora’

Top Dance Album: Madonna ‘MDNA’

Top EDM Album: Skrillex ‘Bangarang’

Top Christian Album: tobyMac ‘Eye On It’

Song Awards

Top Hot 100 Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

Top Digital Song: Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’

Top Radio Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Gotye Featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

Top Streaming Song (Video): PSY ‘Gangnam Style’

Top Pop Song: Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’

Top R&B Song: Rihanna ‘Diamonds’

Top Rap Song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘Thrift Shop’

Top Country Song: Taylor Swift ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Top Rock Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

Top Latin Song: Michel Telo ‘Ai Se Eu Te Pego’

Top Dance Song: Baauer ‘Harlem Shake’

Top EDM Song: Baauer ‘Harlem Shake’

Top Christian Song: Matt Redman ‘10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)’

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