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.