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Taylor Swift sweeps 2013 Billboard Music Awards with 8 wins

The Billboard Music Awards doled out more trophies to Taylor Swift than any other musician, with the crossover superstar winning in eight categories at the Sunday (5/19) night event.

The Billboard Music Awards doled out more trophies to Taylor Swift than any other musician, with the crossover superstar winning in eight categories at the Sunday (5/19) night event.

The 23-year-old songstress won Artist of the Year, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album, both for multi-platinum release, "Red."

Goyte and Rihanna both walked away with four awards each, with the former's hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know" earning Hot 100 Song, Rock Song, Radio Song and Streaming Song (Audio).

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Justin Bieber, who earned the fan-voted Milestone Award, also took home statues for Top Male Artist and Top Social Artist, while One Direction earned nods for Top New Artist, Top Duo/Group and Top Pop Artist.

Prince earned the Icon Award for his extensive career and 10 platinum albums. He also performed a medley, including his hit "Let's Go Crazy," Edgar Winter's instrumental "Frankenstein" and "Fix Ur Life Up."

The full list of 2013 Billboard Award winners is available at the magazine's website.

The three-hour awards program featured 16 performances, including productions by Bieber, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, The Band Perry, Chris Brown and top winner Taylor Swift.

 

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