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Justin Timberlake & Rihanna Win Big at AMAs

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While Taylor Swift walked a way as the big winner of the evening with four awards, Rhianna and Justin Timberlake, ultimately stole the spotlight. Rhianna was awarded the first ever American Music Icon award, and the award for “Favorite Female R&B/Soul Artist,” as icing on the cake.

Comedienne Sara Silverman presented the “Favorite R&B/Soul Album” award and unabashedly pointed out the irony that of the three contenders in the category, one nominee is a former “Mouseketeer,” and the other is Alan Thicke’s (the father from Growing Pains) son.   Justin Timberlake ultimately won the battle of the blue-eyed soul singers, picking up the Favorite Album and Artist awards.

A rather controversial win of the evening, was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.” The rap duo beat out Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar, and people were quick to express their outrage on twitter. A final surprise win of the evening, was that “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line featuring  Nelly beat both,”Blurred Lines” and “Thrift Shop” (arguably to of the most overplayed songs of the year) in the category for  “Single of the Year.”

Check out the highlights of the winners from last night’s American Music Award:

Artist of the Year
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars

Single of the Year
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly – “Cruise”
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. – “Blurred Lines”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”

Icon Award
WINNER: Rihanna

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
WINNER: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
WINNER: Justin Timberlake
Robin Thicke

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
WINNER: Rihanna
Alicia Keys

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
WINNER: Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: Ariana Grande
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
WINNER: Justin Timberlake
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke



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