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article imageTaylor Swift dominates Billboard Music Awards

By Tim O'Brien     May 20, 2013 in Entertainment
As the daggers come out for the winners of the Billboard Music Awards, note that it is a show about record sales, digital downloads, social media and radio airplay.
It is those items that make up the business of music. It may not be the best but it is what people are listening to and apparently like. This is also an award show that still calls it a red carpet but it is a blue one. But one thing is certain. Gone are the days when the Top 40 and others list really matter. They do matter, however, for the business of music.
Outside of the usual antics and over-produced performances, the show is a celebration of who sells the most. In a nutshell, Justin Bieber got booed while accepting the Milestone Award. Chalk that up to an odd moment for sure. The booing could have been more in reference to the idea that he already got that particular award since he is only 19. Add in fan voting and this one has less meaning than it could - - or should.
Meanwhile, Miguel drop kicks a fan, while Taylor Swift wins big. Oh, and Prince is a icon. He may have proved it by being one of the only one who didn't lip-sync. As for the drop kick, if one had no idea who Miguel is, they will now.
Swift won eight to lead the way. She went in with 11 nominations. Also going in with 11 were fun. and Maroon 5, but they came home with only one each. Gotye and Rihanna each took home four awards.
Here are the winners
ICON AWARD
Prince
TOP ARTIST
Taylor Swift
TOP NEW ARTIST
One Direction
TOP MALE
Justin Bieber
TOP FEMALE
Taylor Swift
TOP DUO/GROUP
One Direction
TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
Taylor Swift
TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Taylor Swift
TOP ROCK ARTIST
fun.
TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Taylor Swift - “Red”
TOP POP ALBUM
Adele - “21″
TOP HOT 100
Maroon 5
TOP COUNTRY ALBUM
Taylor Swift - ”Red”
TOP DIGITAL SONG
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
TOP POP SONG
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
TOP DIGITAL SONG ARTIST
(tie) Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift
TOP RADIO SONG ARTIST
Rihanna
TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber
TOPE STREAMING ARTIST
Nicki Minaj
TOP POP ARTIST
One Direction
TOP R&B ARTIST
Rihanna
TOP RAP ARTIST
Nicki Minaj
TOP R&B ALBUM
Rihanna – “Unapologetic”
TOP R&B ALBUM ARTIST
Nicki Minaj - “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
TOP EDM ARTIST
David Guetta
TOP TOURING ARTIST
Madonna
TOP ROCK ALBUM
Mumford & Son - “Babel”
TOP LATIN ALBUM
Jenni Rivera - “Gran Señora”
TOP DANCE ALBUM
Madonna - “MDNA”
TOP EDM ALBUM
Skrillex - “Bangarang”
TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
tobyMac - “Eye On It”
TOP HOT 100 SONG
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
TOP RADIO SONG
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
TOP STREAMING SONG (Audio)
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
TOP STREAMING SONG (Video)
PSY - “Gangnam Style”
TOP ROCK SONG
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
TOP LATIN SONG
Michel Telo - “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”
TOP DANCE SONG
Baauer - “Harlem Shake”
TOP EDM SONG Top
Baauer - “Harlem Shake”
TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Matt Redman - “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)”
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