2013 American Music Awards

2013 American Music Awards

November 24, 2013
November 24, 2013
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


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 will.i.am.[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]

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Taylor Swift
American musician
bornDecember 13, 1989
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Lady Gaga
Singer, songwriter, and actress
bornMarch 28, 1986
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Christina Aguilera
American singer, songwriter, and actress
bornDecember 18, 1980
Staten Island, New York, United States
Jennifer Lopez
bornJuly 24, 1969
The Bronx, New York, United States
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.

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Armando Christian Pérez, (born January 15, 1981)[3][4] better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's 2002 album Kings of Crunk, which featured Pitbull rapping over Jon's production. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (backronym for Money Is A Major Issue), under TVT Records; the album included production from high-profile producers Lil Jon and Jim Jonsin. Pitbull later released his second album El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007.[6] His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included the hit single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", which was his first internationally popular song, and ultimately peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

Pitbull's 2011 album Planet Pit, featured the single "Give Me Everything", which was his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number one worldwide and featured fellow artists Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack. Pitbull also released "Timber" in October 2013 from his EP album Meltdown and was a global hit, reaching number one in many countries and making it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart for a total of 20 number-one positions worldwide. The song has charted worldwide making it his second one to do so. He performed the song in different award show including the 2013 American Music Awards, in which he was the host. Pitbull has performed as a featured artist on the remixes of other hit singles. He was chosen by FIFA and Sony Music to write and record "We Are One (Ole Ola)" along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[7]

Big Winner

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter[2][3][4] and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 marked the start of her career as a country music singer. Her third single, "Our Song," made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me," Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, making Swift the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift's third and fourth albums, 2010's Speak Now and 2012's Red, both sold more than one million copies within the first week of their U.S release. Speak Now's "Mean" won two Grammy Awards, while Red's singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were successful worldwide. Swift's fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in 2014 and sold more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous 12 years, making Swift the first and only act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in the opening release week. Its singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift's other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, one Emmy Award, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the U.S.—and 130 million single downloads. Swift has also had supporting roles in feature films including Valentine's Day (2010) and The Giver (2014). In 2015, Swift became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women" list, ranking at number 64.[5]

Icon Award Winner

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) (/riˈænə/ ree-AN),[2][3] is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to several record labels, and she subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay Z. Both her debut album, Music of the Sun (2005) and its follow-up A Girl Like Me (2006) peaked in the top ten on the US Billboard 200; the former featured the commercially successful song "Pon de Replay" while the latter produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "SOS".

She rose to widespread prominence and became a household name with the release of her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), and its chart-topping lead single "Umbrella." The album and its 2008 Reloaded re-release were nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Umbrella". From 2009 to 2012, following a highly publicized altercation with then-boyfriend, entertainer Chris Brown, she annually released four Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certified albums: Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011), and her first Billboard 200 number one album Unapologetic (2012). The same year, she appeared in her first theatrical feature film, Battleship.

Rihanna has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.[4] Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, such as "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds" and "Stay". In addition to her solo work, Rihanna has collaborated with other artists and was featured on the worldwide hits "Can't Remember to Forget You" (with Shakira), "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Run This Town" (with Jay-Z and Kanye West), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem). She has achieved thirteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the youngest and fastest solo artist to accomplish this record. Billboard named her the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade.[5][6][7]

Rihanna is known for frequently reinventing her style and image, most notably since Good Girl Gone Bad.[8][9] Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including eight Grammy Awards,[1] eight American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. In 2012, Forbes ranked her the fourth most powerful celebrity of the year, with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012. The same year, Time named Rihanna one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. At the American Music Awards of 2013, she received the first ever Icon Award. On June 2, 2014, Rihanna received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).[10]

Winning Artists15

Winning Songs and Albums6


Performed Songs19

Artist of the Year Nominees5

Top Albums by Artist of the Year Nominees8

Top Songs by Artist of the Year Nominees40

New Artist of the Year Nominees5

Top Albums by New Artist of the Year Nominees9

Top Songs by New Artist of the Year Nominees13

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominees3

Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominees3

Favorite Country Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Country Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Nominees3

Favorite Country Album Nominees3

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Nominees3

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Album Nominees3

Favorite Alternative Artist Nominees3

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Nominees3

Favorite Latin Artist Nominees3

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Nominees3

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist Nominees4

Single of the Year Nominees3

Favorite Soundtrack Nominees3

Microsoft Theater
The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live) is a music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California at L.A. Live. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

Notable Attendees147


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles81


Spotify - Featured Tracks58


News Articles12

2013 American Music Awards: Best dressed
SheKnows  –  November 25, 2013
Now that the glitter and hairspray has settled, let’s check out the crème de la crème of the American Music Awards red carpet, from the subtle to the flamboyant. But you know what we were absolutely coconuts about? Some of those red carpet ensembles!
2013 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners – Complete List
Have U Heard  –  November 25, 2013
The 2013 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 at 8:00 p.m. with host Pitbull. Serving as the show’s first host since 2008, Pitbull will also perform his new hit single “Timber” with Ke$ha.
American Music Awards 2013 Highlights: The Top 5 Show Moments
US Magazine  –  November 25, 2013
Rihanna's performance of "Diamonds" was among the top moments from the 2013 American Music Awards Credit: Kevin Mazur/AMA2013/Getty Images L.A.'s Nokia Theatre was the place to be on Sunday, Nov. 24. Music's biggest and brightest stars came together to ...
2013 American Music Awards red carpet dresses
Fushion magazine  –  November 24, 2013
Nicole Richie shows off her arms in a sexy scoopneck Emilio Pucci dress. Christina Aguilera poses in a long-sleeved side-slit Maria Lucia Hohan dress, which she paired with shimmery Christian Louboutin shoes and a sparkling Jimmy Choo clutch. Kendall ...
2013 American Music Awards: The Best, Worst and Jaw Dropping Moments!
E Online  –  November 24, 2013
This year's American Music Awards was packed with moments that made us swoon, made us cheer, and made us stare at the screen in confusion. "I'm so proud of you," her mom, Monica Braithwaite, said. "I know your journey hasn't been an easy one, but tonight I ...
2013 American Music Awards -- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
TMZ  –  November 24, 2013
The 2013 American Music Awards are rockin' the red carpet and as music's biggest stars show up and show off, there are sure to be some looks that are a little off key. Check out all the photos for all the hits, runs and misses from the AMAs!
2013 American Music Awards To Feature Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus
The Huffington Post  –  November 24, 2013
Given the reception she received from fans on the red carpet, there's little wonder Katy Perry loves the American Music Awards. Perry arrived in a strapless black dress with gold accents Sunday night and walked the red carpet before preparing to open the ...
2013 American Music Awards Winners List
Popcrush  –  November 24, 2013
The 2013 American Music Awards are over and the winners have been announced! With nominees including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake earning the most nods (Macklemore has six, while T-Swizzle and JT have five), it was an ...
2013 American Music Awards: Date, time, TV channel, preview and more!
channelguidemagblog.com  –  November 24, 2013
With a stellar lineup, the 2013 American Music Awards should fit the bill. Airing at 8pm ET tonight on ABC, the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles will be rocking as Katy Perry opens the ceremony with her new single “Unconditionally,” the follow-up to ...
2013 American Music Awards: Complete Winners' List and Highlights
ABC News  –  November 23, 2013
Here's a full run down of the American Music Award winners for 2013: At 8 p.m. ET, Katy Perry will open the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with her latest ballad, "Unconditionally." If that is not enough to get you excited for ...
2013 American Music Awards: 8 Things You Gotta Know
E Online  –  November 22, 2013
Music fans everywhere better prepare themselves for Sunday night! The 2013 American Music Awards are set to air at 8 p.m. on ABC and we'll be Live From the Red Carpet before that at 7 p.m. on E! because we seriously can't get over how much big, and we mean ...
2013 American Music Awards Nominations Revealed!
Just Jared  –  October 10, 2013
UPDATE! The full list of nominations has arrived! The 2013 American Music Awards nominations are finally here! Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am awoke bright and early to announce the first five categories on Good Morning America for all the super fans out there!

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