The People have spoken. The 39th People’s Choice Awards went down on CBS last night and as usual, much of the Top 40 elite was honored at the fan-voted ceremonies. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and (of course) Taylor Swift were among the honorees, for Favorite Hip-Hop, R&B and Country Artist (figure out which one is which!), and as they have throughout the year, One Direction represented in full effect, getting the big two wins in Favorite Song (“What Makes You Beautiful”) and Favorite Album (Up All Night).
But the biggest winner of all was that juggernaut of the People’s Choice Awards, Katy Perry. After winning twice in 2010 and three times in 2011, Katy continued the trend by collecting in four categories —though one of the wins ws really Katy’s fans honoring themselves for all their hard Choosing work, as the Katycats beat out the Lovatics, the Directioners and yes, even the Beliebers for “Favorite Music Fan Following.” Imagine how many of those things Katy might win next year, when she’ll probably have an actual album out—they might just have to close down the music wing of these awards entirely.