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Katy Perry Wins Four People's Choice Awards

One Direction honored for Favorite Album, Favorite Song

January 10, 2013 8:35 AM ET
Katy Perry
Katy Perry backstage during the 2013 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, California on January 9, 2013.
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Katy Perry won four trophies and One Direction took home two last night at the People's Choice Awards. 

Perry won Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Music Video for "Part of Me" and Favorite Music Fan Following for the KatyCats. One Direction won Favorite Album for Up All Night and Favorite Song for "What Makes You Beautiful."

On the Red Carpet at the 2013 People's Choice Awards

Other winners included Favorite Male Artist Jason Mraz, Favorite Band Maroon 5, Favorite Country Artist Taylor Swift, Favorite Hip-Hop Artist Nicki Minaj and Favorite R&B Artist Rihanna. 

Christina Aguilera won the People's Voice Award and sang her latest single, "Blank Page." Alicia Keys and country singer Jason Aldean also performed at the ceremony, which took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. 

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