American Music Awards of 2013

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American Music Awards of 2013
Location Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Host Pitbull[1]
Official website ABC-American Music Awards
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 minutes
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The 41st American Music Awards was held on November 24, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums of 2013. It was broadcast live on ABC and CTV with Simultaneous substitution.[2] The nominations were announced on October 10, 2013, by Kelly Clarkson and[3] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led the nominations with six, followed by Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake with five. The show was hosted by Pitbull.[1][4][5][6]

Taylor Swift was the biggest winner of the night with four wins including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Country Female Artist and Favorite Country Album. Justin Timberlake also won three awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album.[7]

Rihanna won the first-ever Icon Award as well as winning Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.[7][8]


Performer(s) Song(s)
Fifth Harmony "Better Together"
Jesse McCartney "Back Together"
Main show
Katy Perry "Unconditionally"
One Direction "Story of My Life"
Ariana Grande "The Way"
"Tattooed Heart"
Imagine Dragons "Demons"
Justin Timberlake "Drink You Away"
Florida Georgia Line
"Ride wit Me"
Rihanna "Diamonds"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ray Dalton
"Can't Hold Us"
Jennifer Lopez Tribute to Celia Cruz:
"Bemba Colorá"
"La Vida Es Un Carnaval"
A Great Big World
Christina Aguilera
"Say Something"
Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
"Poetic Justice"
Lady Gaga
R. Kelly
"Do What U Want"
Luke Bryan "That's My Kind of Night"
Lil Mama
Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball"


Winners and Nominees[edit]

Taylor Swift, wearing a strapless dress, looks directly at the camera. Her hair is tied back, with a few curly tendrils loose
Taylor Swift won the Favorite Country Female Artist Award for the 6th Consecutive Year and Artist of the Year for the 3rd time
Ariana Grande, won Kohl's New Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year Kohl's New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Country Male Artist Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Favorite Country Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Favorite Alternative Artist
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
Single of the Year Favorite Soundtrack
Icon Award 2013