Swift also bags awards for Favorite Female Artist in Pop/Rock and Country categories, making her one of the big winners besides Justin Timberlake and One Direction at the event.
Taylor Swift snatched the top prize at the recently concluded 2013 American Music Awards. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter nabbed the Artist of the Year award at the event, beating out Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars as well as Rihanna.
It's the third time she won in the same category. Earlier that night, she had nabbed awards for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist - Country and Favorite Album - Country.
Despite losing the Artist of the Year title, Timberlake and RiRi didn't come home empty handed. The former bagged three prizes including Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for "The 20/20 Experience". The Bajan beauty collected two, Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and the Icon Award.
Also earning multiple prizes at the ceremony, whose winners were determined by fans' votes, included One Direction (Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Favorite Artist and Favorite Album in Rap/Hip-Hop).
Ariana Grande was named New Artist of the Year, while Florida Georgia Line's song ft. Nelly, "Cruise", was chosen as Single of the Year. Luke Bryan defeated Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton to be Favorite Country Male Artist, while Lady Antebellum was Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group.
Scoring multiple nominations including for Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary, Bruno Mars and Pink failed to score any awards. Maroon 5 ended up winning the trophy in the said category.
This year's AMAs was held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre with Pitbull serving as the host. Katy Perry opened the show with her rendition of "Unconditionally" and Miley Cyrus delivered the last musical performance of the night.
- Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
- New Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
- Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly - "Cruise"
- Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock: Justin Timberlake
- Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock: Taylor Swift
- Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock: One Direction
- Favorite Album - Pop/Rock: One Direction - "Take Me Home"
- Favorite Male Artist - Country: Luke Bryan
- Favorite Female Artist - Country: Taylor Swift
- Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country: Lady Antebellum
- Favorite Album - Country: Taylor Swift - "Red"
- Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "The Heist"
- Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B: Justin Timberlake
- Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B: Rihanna
- Favorite Album - Soul/R&B: Justin Timberlake - "The 20/20 Experience"
- Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock: Imagine Dragons
- Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary: Maroon 5
- Favorite Artist - Latin: Marc Anthony
- Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational: Matthew West
- Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Avicii
- Top Soundtrack: "Pitch Perfect"
- Icon Award: Rihanna