2013 Billboard Music Awards: The Queen of Sparks is Artist of the Year

You are the longest and best relationship she’s ever had, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who hasn’t stopped jumping around yet, we were on a bit of a roller coaster ride Sunday night, May 19, during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. The Princess in RED started with six early wins announced before the show. During the awards ceremony she picked up Top Billboard 200 Album for RED and the top award of the night, Billboard Artist of the Year, for a grand total of eight awards.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Taylor Swift poses in the press room with presented Billboard awards during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Here’s her complete list of awards:

  • Billboard Artist of the Year
  • Top Billboard 200 Album for RED
  • Top Female Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist
  • Top Digital Songs Artist
  • Top Country Artist
  • Top Country Album for RED
  • Top Country Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Here’s the Top Album (aka Top Billboard 200 Album) win for RED.

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Here’s her great live performance of 22! She changed the lyrics to “play in Vegas instead of sleeping.”

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And this speech culminates in one of the best compliments that an artist has ever given to his fans. You are the longest and best relationship I’ve ever had.

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Thanks to TaylorSwiftArchiveII for all the video clips tonight!

The Enchantress also appeared on ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night. Taylor is also nominated for the 2013 CMT Awards for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year. Don’t forget to vote. The RED Tour continues in Austin, Texas on May 21.

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards - Show (Photo by Albert Ferreira/Startrackzphoto.com)
(Photo: Albert Ferreira/Startrackzphoto.com)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • May 21: The Red Tour at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. On sale now. Ticket information here.
  • May 22: The Red Tour at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • May 25: The Red Tour at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.

(Source: 2013 Billboard Music Awards)