2013 Billboard Music Awards

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2013 Billboard Music Awards
Date May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
Location MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Host Tracy Morgan
Most awards Taylor Swift (8)
Most nominations Taylor Swift (11)
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards was a music award ceremony that 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"
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"



The nominees and winners are as follows:[5]

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Top Hot 100 Song Top Billboard 200 Album
Top Hot 100 Artist Top Billboard 200 Artist
Top Male Artist Top Female Artist
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Streaming Artist Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Top Digital Songs Artist Top Digital Song
Top Streaming Song (Video) Top Social Artist
Top Duo/Group Top Touring Artist
Top Pop Artist Top Pop Song
Top Pop Album Top R&B Artist
Top R&B Song Top R&B Album
Top Rock Artist Top Rock Album
Top Country Artist Top Country Album
Top Country Song Top Rock Song
  • Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Ft. Kimbra
    • fun. - "Some Nights"
    • fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - "We Are Young"
    • Phillip Phillips - "Home"
    • The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"
Top Rap Artist Top Rap Song
Top Rap Album Top Latin Artist
Top Latin Album Top Latin Song
Top Dance Artist Top Dance Song
Top EDM Artist Top EDM Album
Top Christian Song Top EDM Song
  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) - Matt Redman
    • Redeemed - Big Daddy Weave
    • Where I Belong - Building 429
    • God's Not Dead (Like A Lion) - newsboys
    • Me Without You - tobyMac
  • Harlem Shake - Baauer
    • Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
    • Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Ft. Florence Welch
    • Titanium - David Guetta Ft. Sia
    • Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Ft. John Martin
Top Christian Artist Top Christian Album
Top Dance Album Billboard Milestone Award
Special Awards

Artists with multiple nominations and wins[edit]

Multiple nominations[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]


Tumblr chose the 2013 Billboard Music Awards as the basis for their first live TV integration.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]


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