Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift win big at Billboard Music Awards
May 21 , 2013
Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber and country songstress Taylor Swift won the top prizes on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards.
Swift won the artist of the year award while Bieber took home Billboard's first-ever Milestone Award, voted by fans, for musical innovation and ingenuity.
Meanwhile, Pop diva Madonna was honored as the top touring artist for her MDNA Tour, which made more than $305 million from 88 sold-out shows, attracting an audience of 2.2 million people.
Rihanna and Gotye won four awards each.
Rihanna won prizes for top radio songs artist, top R&B artist, top R&B album and top R&B song.
Gotye and Kimbra’s duet on Somebody That I Used To Know won the pair top hot 100 song, top radio song, top streaming song (audio) and top rock song.
The night ended with Prince being honored with the Icon Award in recognition of his career and accomplishments in the music industry.