Just yesterday MTV announced that Miley Cyrus is its Best Artist of 2013. The pick was made by the network’s editorial team, who said they weighed album and single sales, touring, airplay, social media, Internet and overall impact in making its decision.
The network noted that Cyrus and Robin Thicke‘s VMA duet on “Blurred Lines” was the year’s most watched video on its website. Cyrus’ artist page also had more hits than any other maintained by MTV.
“She dominated the music charts and critics’ best-of lists while creating some of the year’s most memorable moments,” said Amy Doyle, head of MTV’s music and talent programming strategy.
The top ten was rounded out by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, One Direction, Katy Perry, Drake, Bruno Mars, Lorde and Lady Gaga.So what can we say but this is an honor well deserved.