Taylor Swift wins four at American Music Awards 2013

Kumudu Jayawardana

Taylor Swift won four prizes at the American Music Awards 2013.

They included artist of the year, favourite pop/rock female artist and favourite female country artist.

Justin Timberlake picked up three awards including favourite soul and R&B male, while One Direction collected two prizes including best pop/rock group.

Katy Perry, Jenifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga were among the performers at the show in Los Angeles.

Swift, 23, beat Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to win artist of the year for the third time, the most times an artist has won the category.