Who is the 2013 “Artist of the Year?”
According to MTV.com, it’s Miley Cyrus. The network named the young pop star their pick for this year’s artist of the moment.
“On March 20, 2013, when Miley Cyrus posted a video of her twerking to J Dash’s ‘WOP,’ we had no way of knowing it was the preamble to her Declaration of Independence, that with each posterior pop she was further distancing herself from her Disney-fied past and beginning her bid to become the most audacious star in pop. Mostly we were just wondering why she was wearing a unicorn onesie,” MTV.com writes.
“Nine months after that twerk video was released, by hook or crook and through sheer willpower alone, Miley Cyrus has completed one of the most remarkable (and successful) reinventions in recent memory. She returned to the top of the charts with Bangerz, scored two of the year’s biggest singles (and videos), crossed over to hip-hop, created no shortage of controversy, and gave us one of the most memorable VMA performances of all time. Those are, of course, just the shorthand highlights.”
Her “We Can’t Stop” performance at the MTV VMAs earlier this year was its most watched video on its sites. The MTV artist site dedicated to Cyrus’ career also received the most visits of any artist, as well.
“She dominated the music charts and critics’ best-of lists while creating some of the year’s most memorable moments,” MTV’s head of Music and Talent Programming, Amy Doyle, told Billboard.com.
What do you think? Does Miley deserve the honor?