All eyes were on Las Vegas on Sunday night for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Before the big performances kicked off inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, stars such as Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown and more posed for cameras along the vibrant blue carpet. From chatting with media, to catching up with fellow artists, many came dressed to impress as Miguel, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, Jennifer Lopez, David Guetta, and Miley Cyrus caught everyone’s attention during arrivals.

After ten categories were handed out during the 3-hour live telecast, Taylor Swift ended up as the biggest star last night. The country singer walked away with eight trophies including top honor of “Artist of the Year.” Rihanna swept the R&B categories, winning four awards including “Top R&B Artist” and “Top R&B Album.” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” also received four nods, while Madonna, Nicki Minaj and One Direction won three awards each.

Check out photos from the blue carpet, plus a list of the 2013 Billboard Award winners below…..


2013 Billboard Music Awards Winners:

Top Artist: Taylor Swift
Top New Artist: One Direction
Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: One Direction
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Maroon 5
Top Digital Songs Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Touring Artist: Madonna
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Nicki Minaj
Top Pop Artist: One Direction
Top R&B Artist: Rihanna
Top Rap Artist: Nicki Minaj
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist: fun.
Top Latin Artist: Jenni Rivera
Top Dance Artist: Madonna
Top EDM Artist: David Guetta
Top Christian Artist: tobyMac

Check out the full winners list over at Billboard

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