Miley Cyrus: MTV”s 2013 Artist of the Year

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 12:43 PM GMT

She’s been in the headlines since her VMA performance, so it's no surprise Miley Cyrus nabbed MTV’s 2013 Artist of the Year title.

Just a few months following her raunchy performance, the network revealed the news about the 20-year-old on Monday (December 9)

Executives from MTV stated, "Whether it was the tongue, the twerk-tastic VMA performance or the Terry [Richardson] photo shoot, there's no denying there was a method to Miley's madness. She schooled - and shocked us all in 2013, and did so on her own terms. All hail the new Queen of Pop."

MTV's music and talent programming strategy lead Amy Doyle added, "She dominated the music charts and critics' best-of lists while creating some of the year's most memorable moments."

The 21-year-old singer takes the Artist of the Year crown from British boyband One Direction, who fell to fifth place on the 2013 list.

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