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Billboard Music Awards 2013 photos: Justin Bieber, Prince, Taylor Swift and more

BY MESFIN FEKADU 
AP MUSIC WRITER

Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards 2013.

Swift won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for “Red.” She told the crowd: “You are the longest and best relationship I ever had.”

She also had a colorful performance of her hit “22″ – starting backstage and working her way to the main stage on the back of a bike with help from a dozen background dancers and a flurry of red balloons.

Justin Bieber also performed – twice – and was also a multiple winner with three awards, including top male artist, social artist and the fan-voted milestone award, beating out Swift and Bruno Mars. When accepting the latter – where boos were heard – he alluded to the tumultuous weeks he’s had in the public eye.

“I’m 19 years old; I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick,” he said. “I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken.”

Bieber performed with will.i.am and solo when he sang “Take You” in leather pants, a leather vest and a black shirt that had one sleeve, as blue laser lights beamed.

Miguel, too, had a show-stopping performance, though he seemed to kick a fan when he jumped over the crowd while singing his hit “Adorn.” The R&B singer seemed to have landed part of his body on one woman, who walked away, and kicked another, who held her head low.

Maroon 5 and fun. were also nominated for 11 awards and walked away with one win each in pre-telecast announcements. Gotye and Rihanna had the second-most wins with four awards each.

Billboard Music Awards 2013 winners:

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Top New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
Gotye
One Direction – WINNER
PSY
The Lumineers

Top Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Drake
Flo Rida
Jason Aldean
Justin Bieber – WINNER

Top Female Artist
Adele
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Top Duo/Group
Coldplay
fun.
Maroon 5
Mumford & Sons
One Direction – WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Mumford & Sons
One Direction
Taylor Swift - WINNER

Top Hot 100 Artist
Flo Rida
fun.
Maroon 5 - WINNER
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Digital Songs Artist (tie)
Carly Rae Jepsen – WINNER
Flo Rida
fun.
Maroon 5
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist
Flo Rida
fun.
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna – WINNER

Top Touring Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Coldplay
Lady Gaga
Madonna - WINNER
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Katy Perry
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist
Baauer
Drake
Nicki Minaj – WINNER
PSY
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist
Adele
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction – WINNER

Top R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
Rihanna – WINNER
Usher

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj – WINNER
Pitbull
PSY

Top Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Hunter Hayes
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Top Rock Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Coldplay
fun. - WINNER
Gotye
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist
Don Omar
Jenni Rivera – WINNER
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Top Dance Artist
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Madonna – WINNER
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia

Top EDM Artist
Calvin Harris
David Guetta – WINNER
deadmau5
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
Matt Redman
MercyMe
tobyMac – WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele – “21″
Mumford & Sons – “Babel”
One Direction – “Take Me Home”
One Direction – “Up All Night”
Taylor Swift – “Red” – WINNER

Top Pop Album
Adele – “21″ – WINNER
Justin Bieber – “Believe”
Maroon 5 – “Overexposed”
One Direction – “Take Me Home”
One Direction – “Up All Night”

Top R&B Album
Alicia Keys – “Girl On Fire”
Chris Brown – “Fortune”
Frank Ocean – “Channel Orange”
Rihanna – “Unapologetic” - WINNER
Usher – “Looking 4 Myself”

Top Rap Album
2 Chainz – “Based On A T.R.U. Story”
Kendrick Lamar – “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “The Heist”
Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” - WINNER
Rick Ross – “God Forgives, I Don’t”

Top Country Album
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
Jason Aldean – “Night Train”
Lionel Richie – “Tuskegee”
Luke Bryan – “Tailgates & Tanlines”
Taylor Swift -”Red” – WINNER

Top Rock Album
fun. – “Some Nights
Mumford & Sons – “Babel” - WINNER
Of Monsters And Men – “My Head Is An Animal”
Phillip Phillips – “The World From The Side of the Moon”
The Lumineers – “The Lumineers”

Top Latin Album
Jenni Rivera – “Joyas Prestadas: Banda”
Jenni Rivera – “Joyas Prestadas: Pop”
Jenni Rivera – “La Misma Gran Senora” – WINNER
Prince Royce – “Phase II”
Romeo Santos – “Formula: Vol. 1″

Top Dance Album
David Guetta – “Nothing But The Beat”
deadmau5 – “Album Title Goes Here”
LMFAO – “Sorry For Party Rocking”
Madonna – “MDNA” – WINNER
Skrillex – “Bangarang”

Top EDM Album
David Guetta – “Nothing But The Beat”
deadmau5 – “Album Title Goes Here”
Skrillex – “Bangarang” – WINNER
Skrillex – “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Swedish House Mafia – “Until Now”

Top Christian Album
Casting Crowns – “Come To The Well”
Lecrae – “Gravity”
MercyMe – “The Hurt & The Healer”
tobyMac – “Eye On It” – WINNER
Various Artists – “Wow Hits 2013″

Top Hot 100 Song
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
fun. – “Some Nights”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know” – WINNER
Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Top Digital Song
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” – WINNER
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Top Radio Song
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know” – WINNER
Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
fun. – “Some Nights”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know” – WINNER

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
PSY – “Gangnam Style” – WINNER
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Top Pop Song
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” – WINNER
Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Top R&B Song
Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj – “Girl On Fire”
Frank Ocean – “Thinking Bout You”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Rihanna – “Diamonds” - WINNER
Trey Songz – “Heart Attack”

Top Rap Song
Flo Rida – “Whistle”
Flo Rida Featuring Sia – “Wild Ones”
Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop” – WINNER
PSY – “Gangnam Style”

Top Country Song
Eric Church – “Springsteen”
Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” - WINNER

Top Rock Song
fun. – “Some Nights”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know” – WINNER
Phillip Phillips – “Home”
The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”

Top Latin Song
Don Omar – “Hasta Que Salga El Sol”
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha – “Dutty Love”
Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata – “Bailando Por El Mundo”
Michel Telo – “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” – WINNER
Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain – “Algo Me Gusta De Ti”

Top Dance Song
Baauer – “Harlem Shake” - WINNER
David Guetta Featuring Sia – “Titanium”
Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
PSY – “Gangnam Style”
Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”

Top EDM Song
Baauer – “Harlem Shake” – WINNER
Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”
Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
David Guetta Featuring Sia – “Titanium”
Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin – “Don’t You Worry Child”

Top Christian Song
Big Daddy Weave – “Redeemed”
Building 429 – “Where I Belong”
Matt Redman – “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” – WINNER
newsboys – “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)”
tobyMac – “Me Without You”

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    Prince schooled all those acts (not artists) what real music is played by real musicians with real instruments.