Taylor Swift Wins Big at AMAs

She takes top prize for 3rd time

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 24, 2013 11:16 PM CST | Updated Nov 25, 2013 12:03 AM CST

(Newser) – Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. The 23-year-old pop star also won country album of the year for Red and favorite female country and pop/rock artist, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music. Her win came after Katy Perry dazzled with her show-opening performance, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly staged a presidential affair during their performance of "Do What U Want," Rihanna's mom presented her with an award, and Miley Cyrus closed performances with the assistance of a giant lip-syncing CGI kitty on her song "Wrecking Ball." Click for the complete list of winners or more pictures from the red carpet, or check out Miley's performance or Gaga's.

Lady Gaga arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Wayne Newton, from left, Miley Cyrus, and Billy Ray Cyrus arrive at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Wayne Newton, from left, Miley Cyrus, and Billy Ray Cyrus arrive at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jordin Sparks, left, and Jesse McCartney take a selfie as they arrive at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Jordin Sparks, left, and Jesse McCartney take a selfie as they arrive at the 2013 American Music Awards, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Bill Maher, left, and Rihanna's mother Monica Braithwaite, right, present the Icon award to Rihanna on stage at the American Music Awards.
Bill Maher, left, and Rihanna's mother Monica Braithwaite, right, present the Icon award to Rihanna on stage at the American Music Awards.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite album - country for Red at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite album - country for "Red" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Sarah Silverman presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B to Justin Timberlake for The 20/20 Experience at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Sarah Silverman presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B to Justin Timberlake for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in...   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake accepts the award for favorite male artist - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Justin Timberlake accepts the award for favorite male artist - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis accept the award for favorite album - rap/hip-hop for The Heist via satellite from Miami during the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis accept the award for favorite album - rap/hip-hop for "The Heist" via satellite from Miami during the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday,...   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Joan Jett, left, and Dave Grohl present the award for favorite artist - alternative rock at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Joan Jett, left, and Dave Grohl present the award for favorite artist - alternative rock at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
From right, Chilli and T-Boz of the musical group TLC perform with Lil Mama on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
From right, Chilli and T-Boz of the musical group TLC perform with Lil Mama on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards last night.
Miley Cyrus performs at the American Music Awards last night.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Miley Cyrus performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Miley Cyrus performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Justin Timberlake, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga, foreground, and R. Kelly perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga, foreground, and R. Kelly perform at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Luke Bryan performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Luke Bryan performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Lopez performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, seen standing, performs with Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, seen standing, performs with Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Ke$ha, center, performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Ke$ha, center, performs at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for Red, favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for "Red", favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards...   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
From right, T-Boz and Chilli of the musical group TLC pose with Lil Mama backstage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
From right, T-Boz and Chilli of the musical group TLC pose with Lil Mama backstage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Rihanna poses backstage with the Icon award at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Rihanna poses backstage with the Icon award at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake poses backstage with his awards for favorite male artist - pop/rock, favorite male artist - soul/R&B, and favorite album - soul/R&B for The 20/20 Experience at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Justin Timberlake poses backstage with his awards for favorite male artist - pop/rock, favorite male artist - soul/R&B, and favorite album - soul/R&B for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards...   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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