American Music Awards of 2013

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41st Annual American Music Awards
DateNovember 24, 2013
LocationMicrosoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byPitbull[1]
Most awardsTaylor Swift (4)
Most nominationsMacklemore & Ryan Lewis (6)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 minutes
Viewership12.93 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 41st Annual 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]

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.[6]

Rihanna won the first-ever Icon Award, as well as winning Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.[6][7] The Award of Merit was given to the late Celia Cruz


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]

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


  1. ^ a b "T-Raww on Twitter". Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "American Music Award Nominations: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead With Six". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 American Music Award nominees announced". New York Daily News. Daily News, L.P. October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "International Music Superstar Pitbull To Host The "2013 American Music Awards" on November, 24th". November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "American Music Awards 2013: the winners". Daily Telegraph. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards". Billboard. November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Rihanna Wins the 'AMA Icon Award,' Performs 'Diamonds'". Billboard. November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.