2013 American Music Awards: Complete Winners' List and Highlights

From Taylor Swift's big win to Miley's performance - all the top moments!

ByABC News
November 24, 2013, 2:24 PM

Nov. 24, 2013 — -- Rihanna's mother handing over the first ever Icon Award to the "Diamonds" singer, Justin Timberlake getting picked on by Sarah Silverman for being "a white kid from the Mickey Mouse Club," yet winning Soul/R&B Artists of the Year and TLC reuniting to perform "Waterfalls" in the packed Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles were just a few of the highlights from Sunday night's American Music Awards.

Let's not forget about Miley Cyrus's performance of "Wrecking Ball" in front of a giant video kitten crying diamonds and singing along as Miley sported a two-piece feline leotard.

Taylor Swift took home the big award of the night winning Artists of the Year for the third time - a record. Here's a full run down of the American Music Award winners for 2013:


Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B - Rihanna

Favorite Album, Country - "Red," by Taylor Swift

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop - "The Heist," by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock - Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin - Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock - "Take Me Home," by One Direction

New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl's - Ariana Grande

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B - Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country - Taylor Swift

Single of the Year - "Cruise," by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B - "The 20/20 Experience," by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) - Avicii

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary - Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational - Matthew West

Top Soundtrack - Pitch Perfect

Favorite Male Artist, Country - Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock - One Direction

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country - Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year - Taylor Swift


Here's a look at the Live Blog for pictures and highlights from the night:

At 8 p.m. ET, Katy Perry will open the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with her latest ballad, "Unconditionally."

If that is not enough to get you excited for tonight, Miley Cyrus -- as she is known to do -- will shut things down as the scheduled show closer. After her VMAs performance that is still getting buzzed about, the show's finale could be glorious or weird -- depending on how you look at it.

Also set to perform are Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, with Pitbull hosting the event.

For a Full List of Nominees, Click Here

Artist of the Year nominees cut across numerous genres, including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Swift and Timberlake. Swift is also up for Favorite Female Artist in Country and Pop or Rock. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the way, overall, with six nominations.

In addition to the awards and the performances, Rihanna will receive the Icon Award, which honors an artist whose body of work has made a huge influence in pop culture around the globe.

Take a Sneak Peak at the 2013 American Music Awards

Last but definitely not least, TLC will perform and has promised to bring a special guest to join them onstage, so that will be highly anticipated.

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