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Who's the Music Champ of 2013 So Far? Vote Now

Image courtesy of Albert Ferreira/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Albert Ferreira/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC (via ABC News Radio)

2013 is half over, and it's already been a year of big albums and smash singles.  But who have been the overall champs of music so far this year?   Billboard wants to know, and is asking fans to vote in its annual Mid-Year Music Awards survey.

In the category of "First-Half MVP of 2013," Billboard has nominated the following artists:  Justin Timberlake , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis , Taylor Swift, Daft Punk , Kanye West , Beyonce and A$AP Rocky .   Nominees for Best Comeback include Justin Timberlake again, as well as Miley Cyrus , Daft Punk , Fall Out Boy , Pharrell Williams and Paramore .

For Favorite Billboard Hot 100 Song, you can choose between "Locked Out of Heaven," "Thrift Shop," "Harlem Shake," "When I Was Your Man," "Blurred Lines, "Just Give Me a Reason" and "Can't Hold Us."  Among the discs nominated for Favorite #1 Album: Taylor Swift's Red, Justin Bieber's Believe: Acoustic , Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox , Daft Punk's Random Access Memories , Mumford & Sons' Babel , Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience , Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll , and Bon Jovi's What About Now.

Nominees for 2013's Most Memorable Feud so far include Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey , Frank Ocean vs. Chris Brown , Drake vs. Chris Brown and Justin Bieber vs. Pat Carney of the Black Keys .   And as for 2013's Most Shocking Moment So Far, you can choose between Beyonce's Inaugural Lip-Syncing scandal, Paris Jackson's attempted suicide, Lil Wayne's death scare, and Miguel's Billboard Music Awards performance, which saw him land on a fan.

In the category of Most Disappointing of 2013, you can choose from, among other things: Lady Gaga canceling her tour, Mumford & Sons pulling out of Bonnaroo, Justin Bieber's scandal-filled European tour, and season 12 of American Idol. 

And what's the Most Anticipated Music Event of the second half of this year?  Is it Lady Gaga's new album?  Britney Spears ' new album?  Justin Timberlake's sequel to The 20/20 Experience ?  Justin and Jay-Z's tour?  Beyonce's album?

Other categories include Best Tour, Coolest Marketing Stunt, Best Televised Performance, Best Style, Best Festival Performance, Best Music Reality Show and Most Overrated Artist.  Taylor, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce are all nominated in that last category, but we suspect they don't want to win.

Cast your votes now at Billboard.com .  The publication will reveal the winners at the beginning of July.

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