UMG Artists Win Big at the 2013 American Music Awards
The 2013 American Music Award (AMA) winners were announced last night and UMG earned an impressive number of wins. Among the twenty-two categories, UMG snagged fourteen awards. Taylor Swift received four awards during the night including the night’s most coveted prize, Artist of the Year. Other highlights included Ariana Grande taking home New Artist of the Year and 25-year-old Rihanna winning the ICON award for her impressive career accomplishments.
The telecast was filled with exciting performances from many UMG artists. Katy Perry opened the show with a rendition of her current single “Unconditionally.” Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly all performed during the course of the evening; all would be award-winners by the end of the night. Lady Gaga was also on hand to perform a rendition of her most recent single “Do What U Want” with R. Kelly.
See below for a full list of UMG winners:
Artist of the Year
Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - "Cruise"
New Artist of the Year
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Favorite Album – Country
Taylor Swift - Red
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)