AMA’s Full winners list

MarkMeets presents a list of winners and nominees from this year’s American Music Awards, held on Sunday 24th November 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:

Lady Gaga straddles a puppet horse before letting R Kelly see up her skirt, Miley Cyrus performing with a pussy cat and Taylor Swift won artist of the year.

Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year
Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year

Taylor Swift’s fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time.

Swift won Sunday night’s top honour, giving her a leading four trophies. Justin Timberlake was next with three, taking home soul/R&B album, soul/R&B male artist and pop/rock male artist.

Swift didn’t perform, but she was a constant presence on stage and the camera alighted on her as she danced to stars like Kendrick Lamar and Luke Bryan.

The 23-year-old pop star also won country album of the year for Red and favourite female country and pop/rock artist.

Red is very different than any album I’ve made before and the reason I was able to do that was because of the fans,” Swift said.

“I cannot believe what you’ve done in the last year. This album came out almost exactly a year ago and the fact that six million of you went out and bought it is crazy.”

Earlier in the evening, Rihanna and her mother took centre stage at the awards as the singer received the first Icon Award.


Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock

Bruno Mars

Robin Thicke

WINNER: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B


Alicia Keys

WINNER: Rihanna

Favorite Album, Country

Luke Bryan/Crash My Party

Florida Georgia Line/Here’s To The Good Times

WINNER: Taylor Swift/Red

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop

Jay Z/Magna Carta…Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar/good kid, m.A.A.d city

WINNER: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heis t

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock

The Lumineers

Mumford & Sons

WINNER: Imagine Dragons

The Lumineers

Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist, Latin

WINNER: Marc Anthony

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Favorite Album, Pop/Rock

WINNER: One Direction/Take Me Home

Taylor Swift/Red

Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience

New Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line

WINNER: Ariana Grande

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Phillip Phillips

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B


Robin Thicke

WINNER: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country

Miranda Lambert

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year

WINNER: “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz

“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, featuring Pharrell and T.I.

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B


Robin Thicke/Blurred Lines

WINNER: Justin Timberlake/ The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music

 WINNER: Avicii

Daft Punk

Calvin Harris


Favorite Male Artist, Country

WINNER: Luke Bryan

Hunter Hayes

Blake Shelton

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

WINNER: One Direction

Artist of the Year

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Bruno Mars


WINNER: Taylor Swift

Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock



Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country

The Band Perry

Florida Georgia Line

WINNER: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop

Jay Z

Lil Wayne

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary

WINNER: Maroon 5

Bruno Mars


Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational


Chris Tomlin

WINNER: Matthew West

Top Soundtrack

The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film

Les Miserables

WINNER: Pitch Perfect

Katy Perry opened the show looking like a princess out of a classic Japanese painting. Dressed in a traditional Japanese dress, Perry’s show-starting performance of Unconditionally included dozens of colourfully clad dancers waved fans, shadow danced in front of rice-paper screens and played the drums.

Perry was the early focus of the awards show, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, arriving on the red carpet in a black strapless dress to screams from hundreds of fans. She said before the show she wanted to up her game, given the chance to open, and the whirling stage production was a wash of colours and movements before Perry disappeared in a puff of smoke.

One Direction was at times drowned out by screams during an understated performance of Story of My Life. The decibel level was that way from the moment the British boy band arrived on the carpet, all smiles and dapper suits. Harry Styles stopped to take a picture with three fans.

Timberlake strapped on an acoustic guitar and played a soulfully raucous version of Drink You Away. Macklemore crowd surfed on Can’t Hold Us. Jennifer Lopez nailed the elaborate dance numbers during her tribute to Salsa queen Celia Cruz, taking two dozen dancers through their paces while wearing a shimmering silver dress.

She winked at the crowd as she finished the number, the dancers sprawled around her on the floor.

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly put on an elaborate production for their song Do What U Want, staging a presidential affair. Kelly played the president and Gaga a Marilyn Monroe-like mistress. Kelly gazed upward as Gaga table-danced on his desk, then stormed off the stage as an actor playing a reporter chased him asking about the affair.

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