This year's "Billboard Music Awards" went down last night . . . and when it was all said and done, TAYLOR SWIFT came out on top, taking home EIGHT awards.
In all, there were 45 awards, and 10 of them were handed out during the show. (You can find the complete winners' list at Billboard.com.)
Here's a rundown of the highlights:
1. During an acceptance speech, Taylor Swift told the crowd, quote, "You're the longest and best relationship I ever had." (And if that relationship ever ended, we all know what would happen.)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER was honored with the first-ever "Milestone Award". But as he walked to the stage, there was a lot of BOOING along with the cheering.
When he got up front, he launched into a very defensive speech that included this: Quote, "I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job and basically, from my heart, I really wanna say it should really be about the music . . .
"It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick. I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken of." (You can find video, here.)
3. KID ROCK tried to be all COOL by calling people out for lip-synching while he was presenting an award. He said, quote, "Let's give it up for lip-syncing under pre-recorded music!"
He also seemed to be ON SOMETHING, or maybe he was just pretending to be.
4. While MIGUEL was performing, he jumped from the stage to the catwalk . . . however, he wasn't able to clear it cleanly. Instead, he landed on some girl's head, BUTT FIRST. We're assuming she's OK. (Here's video.)