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The Results Are In: Taylor Swift Wins the First Half of 2013

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/TaylorSwift (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/TaylorSwift (via ABC News Radio)

Taylor Swift wins 2013, so far.  As least, that's according to the results of Billboard magazine's annual Mid-Year Music Awards , which asks fans to choose which stars are dominating the charts and the industry in the first six months of a given year.

Taylor was named the MVP of the first half of 2013, beating out Justin Timberlake and Beyonce for the honor.  Her disc Red was also named Favorite Billboard #1 Album, and her RED tour was named Best Tour.  The only downside for Taylor?  She came in second in the category of Most Overrated Artist, right behind Justin Bieber.

Elsewhere in the poll, Ariana Grande was named Best Newcomer, Pink 's duet with Nate Ruess , "Give Me a Reason," was named Favorite Hot 100 #1 Song, and Miley Cyrus' bonkers video for "We Can't Stop" took the title of Best Music Video.  Miley also won in the categories of Best Comeback and Best Style -- she beat out Justin Timberlake in both those categories.

The year's Most Shocking Moment, so far, was Beyonce's lip-synching of the national anthem at President Obama 's second inauguration, while the Most Memorable Feud was, of course, the one between ex- American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj .  And speaking of American Idol, The Voice crushed it in the category of Best Music Reality Show, 45% to 25%.

The most anticipated music event of the second half of 2013, meanwhile, is Britney Spears ' next album.

Here are all the results of the poll:

First-Half MVP:
1. Taylor Swift (26%)
2. Justin Timberlake (16%)
3. Beyonce (15%)

Best Newcomer :
1. Ariana Grande (50%)
2. Icona Pop (16%)
3. Jessica Sanchez (12%)

Favorite Hot 100 No. 1 Song:
1. P!nk featuring Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason" (29%)
2. Bruno Mars, "Locked Out Of Heaven" (15%)
3. Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (14%)

Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 Album:
1. Taylor Swift, Red (25%)
2. Justin Bieber, Believe: Acoustic (20%)
3. Bon Jovi, What About Now (11%)

Best Music Video:
1. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (27%)
2. Selena Gomez, "Come & Get It" (19%)
3. Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran, "Everything Has Changed" (17%)

Best Comeback :
1. Miley Cyrus (36%)
2. Justin Timberlake (31%)
3. Paramore (10%)

Most Memorable Feud:
1. Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey (40%)
2. Justin Bieber vs. Black Keys' Pat Carney (25%)
3. Drake vs. Chris Brown (17%)

Most Shocking Moment:
1. Beyonce's Lip Sync Performance at Inauguration (44%)
2. Paris Jackson's Attempted Suicide (33%)
3. Lil Wayne's Death Scare (16%)

Best Festival Performance:
1. Swedish House Mafia's farewell show at Ultra Music Festival (35%)
2. Paul McCartney at Bonnaroo (19%)
3. Kanye West at Governor's Ball (17%)

Best Style:
1. Miley Cyrus (30%)
2. Rihanna (19%)
3. Justin Timberlake (18%)

Best Tour:
1. Taylor Swift's Red tour (27%)
2. Rihanna's Diamonds tour (20%)
3. Bon Jovi's Because We Can tour (16%)

Coolest Marketing Stunt:
1. Jay-Z Announces Album in Samsung Ad (27%)
2. Fall Out Boy Unveils Comeback, Album Release, Single, Video in One Day (25%)
3. Kanye West Projects New Song on Buildings Around The World (16%)

Best TV Performance :
1. Beyonce at Super Bowl (32%)
2. Taylor Swift at Billboard Music Awards (30%)
3. Adele at Academy Awards (21%)

Best Music Reality Show:
1. The Voice (45%)
2. American Idol (25%)
3. America's Got Talent (10%)

Most Overrated Artist:
1. Justin Bieber (37%)
2. Taylor Swift (24%)
3. Beyonce (13%)

Most Disappointing:
1. Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates (35%)
2. Justin Bieber's Chaotic European Tour (33%)
3. Season 12 of American Idol (17%)

Most Anticipated Event of 2013's Second Half:
1. New Music From Britney Spears (23%)
2. New Music From Lady Gaga (19%)
3. Beyonce's 'Mrs. Carter' Tour… And Album? (17%)

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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