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2013 Billboard Music Awards

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2013 Billboard Music Awards
DateMay 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
LocationMGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted byTracy Morgan
Most awardsTaylor Swift (8)
Most nominationsMaroon 5 (14)
Television/radio coverage

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards ceremony was held on May 19, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was aired on ABC at 8:00/7:00 PM central.[1] The show was hosted by Tracy Morgan.[2][3][4]


Performer(s) Song(s) Digital sales
Bruno Mars "Treasure" 24,000 (+220%)
Selena Gomez "Come & Get It" 171,000 (+4%)
The Band Perry "Better Dig Two"
Icona Pop "I Love It" 134,000 (+4%)
Chris Brown "Fine China" 35,000 (+41%)
Ryan Lewis
"Thrift Shop"
Taylor Swift "22"
Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go 'Round"
David Guetta
Chris Brown
Lil Wayne
"I Can Only Imagine"
Justin Bieber "Take You" 81,000 (+3%)
Christina Aguilera
Morten Harket (a-ha)
"Feel This Moment"
"Take on Me"

3,000 (+30%)
Miguel "Adorn" 56,000 (+134%)
Ed Sheeran "Lego House"
Jennifer Lopez
"Live It Up" 65,000 (+53%)
Justin Bieber
David Guetta
"Play Hard" 48,000 (+313%)
Nicki Minaj
Lil Wayne
"High School"
Prince "Let's Go Crazy"


Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first.[5][6]

Top Artist Top New Artist
Top Male Artist Top Female Artist
Top Duo/Group Top Billboard 200 Artist
Top Billboard 200 Album Top Hot 100 Artist
Top Hot 100 Song Top Touring Artist
Top Digital Songs Artist Top Digital Song
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Streaming Artist Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Top Streaming Song (Video) Top Pop Artist
Top Pop Album Top Pop Song
Top R&B Artist Top R&B Album
Top R&B Song Top Rap Artist
Top Rap Album Top Rap Song
Top Country Artist Top Country Album
Top Country Song Top Rock Artist
Top Rock Album Top Rock Song
Top Latin Artist Top Latin Album
Top Latin Song Top Dance Artist
Top Dance Album Top Dance Song
Top EDM Artist Top EDM Album
Top EDM Song Top Christian Artist
Top Christian Album Top Christian Song
Top Social Artist (fan-voted) Milestone Award (fan-voted)[7]
Icon Award

Artists with multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Artists that received multiple nominations
Nominations Artist
14 Maroon 5
13 fun.
12 Taylor Swift
10 One Direction
9 Carly Rae Jepsen
7 Flo Rida
Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
6 David Guetta
5 Adele
Bruno Mars
Mumford & Sons
4 Calvin Harris
Janelle Monáe
Jenni Rivera
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Swedish House Mafia
Wiz Khalifa
3 Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Don Omar
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
The Lumineers
2 2 Chainz
Bruce Springsteen
Carrie Underwood
Casting Crowns
Frank Ocean
Hunter Hayes
Ellie Goulding
Matt Redman
Phillip Phillips
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Artists that received multiple awards
Wins Artist
8 Taylor Swift
4 Gotye
3 Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
2 Baauer
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jenni Rivera


Tumblr chose the 2013 Billboard Music Awards as the basis for their first live TV integration.[8] Creative agency Deckhouse Digital was hired for the event, designing an innovative live-gif system which allowed them to produce animated GIFs during the broadcast, and post them directly to Billboard's tumblr page in real time.[9] Users of the blogging site were able to view and share animated images of events unfolding on stage just minutes after watching them live on ABC.[10]


  1. ^ "Prince to Be Honored at Billboard Music Awards on May 19". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
  2. ^ Billboard Staff. "Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Music Awards". Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "'My relationship with my fans is the longest and best I have ever had!' Taylor Swift refers to her own troubled love life as she picks up one of her EIGHT Billboard Music Awards". Daily Mail. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Billboard' awards put on one impressive Vegas show". USA Today. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists".
  6. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2013: The Complete Winners List".
  7. ^ "2013 Billboard Milestone Award Nominees Announced".
  8. ^ "How Tumblr Animated ABC's 'Billboard Music Awards' in Real Time". Variety. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  9. ^ "2013 Billboard Music Awards: The GIF That Keeps on GIF'ing". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  10. ^ "Deckhouse Digital Live-GIFs from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards". Deckhouse Digital. Retrieved 2013-11-12.

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