Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Beat Out Kendrick Lamar & Jay Z for AMA’s Rap/Hip-Hop “Album of the Year”

blame it on Shake November 24, 2013
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The 2013 American Music Awards aired tonight. Going in, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the pack with six nominations, beating out both Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift, who had five each.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis didn’t win all their categories, but they did end up taking home the Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop) award; which found The Heist beating out Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city and Jay Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail. During his acceptance speech (shown below), the Seattle emcee dedicated the award to Trayvon Martin and took some time to speak on racial profiling.

A complete list of winners can be found below.

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

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

Icon Award

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

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

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis [WINNER]

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

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

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

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