Taylor Swift Nabs Top Awards at 2013 AMAs

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Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre played host to an array of exciting performances and memorable events on Sunday like J.Lo's tribute to Celia Cruz, but the 2013 American Music Awards belonged to pop/country sensation Taylor Swift.
The 23-year-old songstress nabbed this year's top honors of Artist of the Year, setting an AMAs record for most individual wins in the category.
Reaping the reward of her immensely successful fourth studio album Red, Swift also took home a triad of other awards, including Favorite Country Album, Favorite Female Country Artist, and Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist.
Swift's numerous wins stole the spotlight from Rihanna, who received the inaugural Icon Award for her immense worldwide influence on pop music. The honor was presented to her by her mother, Monica Fenty.
Rihanna was nominated in two of the categories for which the "Sweeter Than Fiction" singer received awards (Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist) , but managed to swipe another award apart from the Icon Award, Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist, to add to her collection.
Justin Timberlake was also shorted an Artist of the Year award to place on his mantle, but he nevertheless won big on Sunday, taking home three awards, including Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album.
Check out the full winners list from the 2013 American Music Awards below.
Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist Bruno Mars Robin Thicke Justin Timberlake Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist Ciara Alicia Keys Rihanna Favorite Country Album Luke Bryan - Crash My Party Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times Taylor Swift - Red Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Jay Z - Magna Carta... Holy Grail Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist Favorite Alternative Rock Artist Imagine Dragons The Lumineers Mumford & Sons Favorite Latin Music Artist Marc Anthony Prince Royce Romeo Santos Favorite Pop/Rock Album One Direction - Take Me Home Taylor Swift - Red Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line Ariana Grande Imagine Dragons Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Phillip Phillips Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist Miguel Robin Thicke Justin Timberlake Favorite Female Country Artist Miranda Lambert Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Single of the Year Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - "Cruise" Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. - "Blurred Lines" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - "Thrift Shop" Favorite Soul/R&B Album Rihanna - Unapologetic Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Favorite Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist Avicii Daft Punk Zedd Calvin Harris Favorite Male Country Artist Luke Bryan Hunter Hayes Blake Shelton Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group One Direction Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Imagine Dragons Artist of the Year Justin Timberlake Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Taylor Swift Rihanna Bruno Mars Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist P!nk Rihanna Taylor Swift Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group The Band Perry Florida Georgia Line Lady Antebellum Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Jay Z Lil Wayne Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Maroon 5 Bruno Mars P!nk Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist tobyMac Chris Tomlin Matthew West Top Soundtrack The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film Les Miserables Pitch Perfect